Electrical Design Engineer, Protection

Job Title: Electrical Design Engineer, Protection
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney C B D
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-15
Reference: JO-1908-97178
Contact Name: Liisa Olsson
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 16, 2019 09:16

Job Description

At Davidson our vision is quite simply to change the face of the human resources and recruitment industry, breaking down stereotypes and establishing a new benchmark in the process. We’re determined to redefine our industry. The investments we make in our people ensure a truly collaborative environment in which we grow together and share success.

Senior Electrical Design Engineer, Protection

This government organisation has benchmarked the rail industry in regards to standards and diversity within the workforce. Forward thinking, innovative and rewarding passionate workers, being part of this team will present exciting opportunities for both personal and professional development.

The Role

Your primary purpose to provide technical expertise, including development and production of electrical protection designs and development of effective, timely and evidence based technical solutions to identified issues. Additionally you will be:
  • Provide expert engineering and advice on high voltage AC and DC traction power systems, SCADA I/O and power system analogs.
  • Prepare design briefs for high voltage protection and SCADA designs
  • Condition monitoring and assess and recommend approval of high voltage and DC protection equipment for use in the rail network
  • Production and review of high voltage protection designs
  • Work alongside technical specialists to develop commissioning plans and methods for high voltage equipment to enable design verification
  • Preparation and evaluation of technical feasibility studies
  • Monitor industry research and development relating to protection and control and its application to the organisation.
What we are looking for

To be successful in this role you will need a tertiary qualification in electrical engineering, in combination with proven experience with electrical HV protection and protection design. Previous experience in design, construction or maintenance of power systems infrastructure including transmission lines, substations and HV cables is advantageous.
This organisation actively works towards a flexible working environment and a dynamic workforce. We inspire and like to see people from all backgrounds to apply and we do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To apply, click the link and upload your current resume in Microsoft Word format only (.doc or .docx). If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Liisa Olsson on 02 8093 0617, quoting ref no. JO-1908-97178. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at

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