Senior Authorised Person – Frankfurt

Job Description

Our client is an International Building & Engineering Contractor headquartered in Ireland.  The business has grown from being a traditional Mechanical & Electrical contractor to a pan-European Main Contractor providing building solutions across the industry to include Data Centres, Life Sciences, Commercial, Pharmaceutical & Industrial. Projects range in value from €30M to in excess €300M

Reporting to: Lead Appointed Person

Engages from early in the project with Site Management team with the agreed Electrical Safe Systems of Work Procedure under the instruction from the Lead Appointed Person.  Ensures all Workplace personnel are aware of and are complying with the Electrical Safe Systems of Work.  Issues and controls Permit for all Energised working activities under scope of work.  To review and understand project specifications and drawings fully and extract the project specific requirements.  Follow Strict Operational Procedures and Adhere to High Voltage Safety Rules.  Interpretation of basic electrical protection under fault conditions. Completes Safety documents and lock out/tag out procedures and philosophies.  Carry out review of Switchgear Distribution Topology and Controls prior to start-up.  Support / liaise with specialist Testing & Commissioning contractors to carry out early reviews and agree commissioning sequences and test scripts.  Liaise with Control System providers (Scada/BMS/EMS etc.) in the development of the system handover under permit control schedule and protocols.  Support initial start-up and energization of equipment following the agreed Electrical Safe Systems of Work plan for MV/LV Systems.  Witness and coordinate specific tests and ensure all documentation is complete as per regulations and project specifications.  Ensure all pre- and post-energisation testing & commissioning tagging activities are witnessed by required parties and signed off as accepted.  Identifying and ensuring all the correct test equipment is available and calibrated for use.

Relevant 3rd level certificates in Electrical Engineering or Building Services Engineering or an Electrical Trade with relevant training and experience.  Minimum of 5+ Years’ experience in a similar role within an electrical contracting environment with experience in Commercial, Industrial, pharma, data centre type projects.  Experience of working on MV/HV systems. ‘Authorised Person or Appointed Person’ experience.  Electrical Testing & Verification with min 3 years’ experience.  Construction experience / understanding required. Safety experience.  Solves problems analytically and acts decisively.  Is process driven and focuses on EHS and Quality Work Management Systems and Processes.  Excellent understanding & Interpretation of Project Specifications, Drawings, SLD’s, Cable Solutions and Data Sheets.  Good Knowledge of FAT/SAT reporting for all Electrical Switchgear philosophy.  Appreciation of Switchgear forms and separations and Type Testing.  Good Knowledge of control systems – Scada/BMS/EMS etc.  Good Knowledge of narrating LV/MV switching plans.  Ability to Carry out switching and isolating of Medium Voltage Systems.  Ability to integrate with specialist contractors for energisation of partial systems.  Commissioning experience of Electrical systems/backup systems.  Experience working on Live systems and managing energisation / start-up of Systems.  Good Knowledge and understanding of control philosophies and switchgear systems.

For further information please contact Robert Bridgeman













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  • Salary
  • Location Europe/UK, International
  • Contract Full Time
  • Last update 30 November 2022
  • Job Ref CLSAPF5