Full Time Permanent
Posted 10 months ago

Senior Authorised Person | Leinster

  • Permanent position available with a considerable portfolio of works for the next 5+ years
  • To build your career by assisting in the delivery of ‘leading edge’ engineering projects.
  • To work with a vibrant, agile and multi-functional team in delivering projects on time, safely, to budget and to the required quality standards.
  • To work with the best.
  • Excellent package on offer.


Our client is an international multi-disciplinary engineering services contractor and leading provider of high-value engineering services to a number of ‘blue chip’ companies. Operating across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Their culture is innovative, collaborative, and performance-focused. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop in a company committed to developing talent and rewarding performance.

Role Purpose
An exciting opportunity for a Senior Authorised Person has arisen for an energetic individual who would enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. To build your career by assisting in the delivery of ‘leading edge’ engineering projects. To work with a vibrant, agile and multi-functional team in delivering projects on time, safely, to budget and to the required quality standards.

Senior Authorised Person Responsibilities

  • Engages from early in the project with Site Management team with the agreed Electrical Safe Systems of Work Procedure.
  • Structured mentoring / Workshops with the testing & commissioning technicians in line with an agreed Commissioning plan with the Project manager.
  • Ensures all Workplace personnel are aware of and are complying with the Electrical Safe Systems of Work.
  • Issues and controls Permits for all Energised working activities under scope of work.
  • Attend daily testing & commissioning meetings as required.
  • 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.
  • Manage Safety documents and lock out/tag out procedures and philosophies.
  • Carry out review of Switchgear Distribution Topology and Controls prior to start-up.
  • Attend Project daily white board progress / Look ahead meetings.
  • 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.
  • Manage 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.

Necessary requirement of the Senior Authorised Person

  • Relevant 3rd level qualification 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.
  • Commercial Awareness
  • The ability to multi-task and manage many priorities
  • Experience with an M&E contractor in an Energy Marshall Role.
  • Database / MS SharePoint experience, other database software.
  • Experience of working on MV/HV systems. ‘Authorised Person’ experience.
  • Electrical Testing & Verification with min 3 years experience.
  • Construction experience/understanding required. Safety experience.
  • Excellent communicator/strong interpersonal skills/communicates with impact
  • Excellent record keeper and administration skills
  • Drives for results
  • Leads and influences others.
  • Identifies and achieves commercial value.
  • Innovates and leads in mechanical/technical activity and challenges.
  • Plans and effectively manages projects.
  • 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.
  • Excellent understanding of earthing arrangements and configurations.
  • Excellent understanding of Busbar, busway systems including interlocking of secondary energy sources.
  • Excellent knowledge of discrimination study application both for Short circuit/overload protection and earth/line fault currents.
  • Good Knowledge of FAT/SAT reporting for all Electrical Switchgear philosophy.
  • Appreciation of Switchgear forms and separations and Type Testing.
  • Good Knowledge of National Electrical Regulations
  • 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.
  • Mission Critical project experience / knowledge.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills and Communication skills.
  • 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.

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