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Jacobs Global Technology Lead – Substations in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, our Power Solutions team is geared towards providing a more integrated approach offering end-to-end service to support our clients in energy networks, thermal generation, renewable generation and storage solutions space. We are helping our clients meet the challenges faced in countries and cities across the globe, providing innovative solutions from replacing conventional thermal power plants with renewable energy to developing demand side management strategies.

The Global Technology Lead (GTL) – Substations & Switchyards is focused on positioning and maintaining Jacobs at the forefront of the Electricity Substations & Switchyards sector. As the Substations GTL, you will be tasked with leading and providing support to global pursuits and projects across Jacobs’ markets.

The GTL will have a strong focus on addressing challenges by applying market knowledge, technical competencies, and strategic insight in collaboration with fellow technical experts. You will routinely interact with the other GTLs in Energy Transition, Power and Energy, Sustainability, Environmental, Digital, Geotechnical and other solution areas to develop and implement strategies to better integrate your technical area into Jacobs.

The energy industry is undergoing rapid and dramatic changes, moving away from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. At the same time, the risks posed by climate change and aging infrastructure requires an array of dynamic and innovative solutions to deliver resilient utility services.

This great energy transition is still in its early stages, and presents significant technical, logistical, and market challenges. Decarbonization will require detailed planning, multi-disciplinary collaboration, significant financial resources, and motivated staff to support successful implementation. Jacobs is expanding our team to tackle the complexities of decarbonization to deliver a cleaner and more secure energy future.

Your primary responsibilities will focus upon development of delivery capability for substation projects to support utility, industrial and municipal clients; and development of internal capability to address the significant infrastructure investments utilities are making to increase resilience and incorporate distributed energy across their networks. Other responsibilities will include collaboration with global resources to develop a best-in-class substation engineering design practice within the firm. We can be flexible in considering work locations in Europe.

If you are excited by the possibilities of a carbon-free energy future, motivated by a challenge, and enjoy working with a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team to develop innovative solutions, Jacobs is the place for you. Come join our growing team to realize the future of energy!

Key attributes for the successful candidate will be proven technology experience across some or all of the following areas:

-Primary, secondary and civil/structural substations and switchyards concept and detailed design.

-Substations and switchyard plant and equipment (transformers, AIS and GIS switchgear, protection, SCADA and communications) including specifications development and FAT

-Power system protection settings, commissioning and testing

-Power substation and switchyard control and communications systems

-Lightning protection and earthing of substations and switchyards

-Construction (technical) supervision and support

-Substations & switchyard operations

-Substations and switchyard asset management

Working for Jacobs

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. Working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

•Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, from a recognized institution (Master’s or PhD degree in power systems, an asset)

•Membership of a recognised professional institution /organisation preferably at a Fellowship level

•Significant discipline/ industry presence recognised and valued by Jacobs’ clients at the national or international level.

•Global design experience working with utility clients and transmission and distribution projects

•Industry experience across a broad range of investor-owned utilities

•Knowledge of substation transmission and distribution design standards across the broader power/utility market space

•Exemplary leadership and team building capabilities to bring together talent across multiple continents

•Exceptional problem-solving and analytical capabilities with a focus achieving results

•Team player with great interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with ability to identify and convey a convincing value proposition

•Strong communication and technical writing skills

•Expertise in CDEGs, Autodesk, Microstation and other leading power engineering software focused to the power T&D Utility Industry

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/) .

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676) .

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