HV Coordinator- James Forbes House

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

The Electrification and Plant Route Asset Management team are responsible for the management of all the assets associated with Network Rails high voltage traction power systems and associated contact system assets together with the provision of operational power supplies and other ancillary electrical assets in the South East part of the network.

Brief Description

The role is an exciting opportunity to help manage one of the largest private high voltage networks in the country supporting day to day operations of the railway in the Southern Region. The core aspects of the role are to:

    Manage the demands on the network to ensure key operating parameters are maintained.

      Co-ordinate activities on the network to balance network availability with the need to maintain, renew and enhance the network.

        Provide guidance to the control rooms on switching required to maintain network availability and resilience.

        You will be expected to work with all areas of the organisation and 3rd parties that interface with our electrical network. Whilst you do need to have a broad understanding of electrical networks (ideally with HV experience) we are looking for a good communicator, who is a methodical in the way that they work and who has a good eye for detail.

        Do you have a logistics/planning background?

        Have you ever worked in the electrical supply industry?

        Do you have a transmission background or a network understanding?

        Are you logical in your approach to day to day activities?

        If so, we want to hear from you.

        About the role

        The key accountabilities as a HV co-ordinator include but are not limited to:

        1.Manage, plan and issue programmes to co-ordinate the requirements of all parties requiring outages of HV 3rd rail distribution network utilising relevant software tools to propose optimum HV 3rd rail switching arrangements.Communicate these programmes to all relevant stakeholders.

        2.Monitor system loading and voltage regulation is contained within agreed parameters.Manage service capacities agreed with Route Electrical Control to ensure that they are not exceeded by programmed work.

        3.Manage relevant network analysis software tools (DINIS/ETAP) updating core asset data as necessary.

        4.Analyse and provide contingency switching schedules for programmed events that place the integrity of the traction and signalling supply systems at risk.Analyse possible changes of system loading or supply arrangements.

        5.Review daily logs reports and other outputs for incidents affecting safety business or technical performance of electrification and plant assets.Maintain defect reporting system data for electrification and plant and provide statistical information as required.

        Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


          HNC/HND electrical engineering

            Knowledge of HV 3rd rail distribution systems management

              Extensive experience in power supply distribution systems

                Qualifications leading to Incorporated Engineer


                  Knowledge of 3rd rail traction power supply system

                    Knowledge of power supply industry

                    How to apply

                    Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

                    Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                    Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

                    Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                    Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £40,107- £45,120

                    As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

                    Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

                    §Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                    §Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

                    §Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

                    For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

                    Closing date: 28th November 2019, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes