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Jacobs Senior/ Principal Power System Studies Engineer in Wokingham, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, 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.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

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.

We are looking to recruit a Senior/ Principal Power System Engineer to our ‘Future Power Systems’ team. The successful candidate will effectively support our business by helping to grow activities in transmission and distribution. This will include modelling and performing various power system studies for our major energy clients worldwide. Projects which typically in all the areas of Power sector right from generation (conventional & non-conventional), transmission, distribution and industrial systems.

The ideal candidate should have a strong electrical background, a strong in-depth knowledge in technology, Power System modelling and analysis, a methodical approach to problem solving and can utilise their skills to support growth in our business and our people.

The successful candidate will also be able to work collaboratively with our operations and sales teams to provide client focus and support, innovative solutions to clients most challenging problems, connect and nurture our technical resources.

We have diverse design teams based at offices in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, and Bristol; however, we require the flexibility to travel across all our offices and client locations. Work from home arrangements are available although a regular weekly presence in your home office would be required.

The Role

The role of ‘Senior/ Principal Power System Engineer’ in our ‘Future Power Systems’ team is one of the components of a growth strategy to position Jacobs to meet the requirements of energy transition activities within the Europe and Middle East (EMEA) region.

As part of our team, you’ll be providing a range of services throughout the Power System study projects. This includes Power System modelling, feasibility studies, Grid Code compliance studies, Grid Interconnection/impact studies, Insulation Coordination Studies, technical reports, technical bid preparation, attend the customer meetings etc.

As this is a Senior/Principal role, you will also be required to lead the technical discipline at the senior level, delivering innovative solutions that provide superior value to our clients.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading all the study activities (i.e. support in the technical bid, modelling, performing the simulations & results analysis, reports, client meetings & presentation, technical discussions etc.)

  • Work closely with the Team members across the globe in multiple power system studies for transmission, distribution, renewables, and industrial systems.

  • Power system studies including, but not limited to short circuit calculations, load flow, protection coordination, harmonic analyses, electromagnetic transients, dynamic studies etc.

  • Work with different customers TSO’s, DNO’s and renewable developers across the globe

  • Work on several low carbon initiatives like EV, BESS, renewables etc. solutions towards the net zero.

  • Contributing to the delivery of consultancy projects, delivering on time and to budget

  • Ensuring the design meets all the client’s scoping requirements and compliance with their technical specifications

  • Acting as main point of contact with the client during the various project phases.

  • Mentoring and training of our young engineers.

  • Actively support the sales & management in client engagement and business development opportunities in pursuit of future work for the business

  • Liaise directly with our clients, contractors, operators, and suppliers as necessary.

Jacobs is a “Relationship” focused company and the building and developing of these relationships with our clients is a significant and important part of this role.

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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If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need

You must enjoy working in a multinational team environment and be able to use your expertise to guide other members of staff. You’ll also require the ability to deliver to tight timescales, be technically accurate and to manage a number of schemes simultaneously.

Strong verbal and written communication skills combined, and quantitative and problem-solving skills are essential as part of this role.

Jacobs have a strong ethos for safety in our BeyondZero approach, so you would be expected to have a positive attitude to health and safety, especially to eliminate or reduce the risk early in the design process,


  • Minimum of a Degree or equivalent in electrical engineering or higher, Masters or PhD in relevant field.

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

  • Proficient in power system modelling and analysis using DIgSILENT, PSS/E, ETAP and PSCAD software’s

  • Strong communication skills to articulate a clear technical direction with good social, networking and presentation skills.

  • A strong team player

  • A strong technical bias, a keen interest in technology and Power System modelling, a methodical approach to problem solving

  • Willingness to work in customer centric environment

  • Willing to work in multi-disciplinary activities

  • Proven work experience in Power systems, utility and renewable projects


  • Significant years’ experience in electrical industry

  • Coding skills for example in MATLAB/ Python is preferable

  • Willingness to learn and grow in new areas

  • Able to generate innovative ideas

  • UK Driving license