What’s it all about?
Being a substation design engineer, you will develop the concept design of an offshore substation for a windfarm based on the functional requirements, client requirements, maintenance and operational requirements while fulfilling the applicable rules and regulations. You will remain involved in this role with supporting the design of the substation across full project life cycle, from feasibility studies to the detailed design for Contractors.

What will you do as a Substation Design Engineer?
Develop the offshore substation layout based on functional requirements, maintenance and operational requirements and the applicable rules and regulations. Utilize your knowledge to ensure that designs comply with the required of the rules and regulations.

Collect data and gather information, and supports the production of the engineering design concept philosophy.

Perform technical, cost savings and constructability design reviews of the conceptual designs and propose the best suitable layout solution considering room layouts, power cable routing, means of access and maintenance.

Provide input to the project Design Basis, set up Design Criteria, Room matrix and generate concept notes/philosophies for HV equipment exposure, manning, access & egress, safety, fire safety & firefighting, mechanical handling, layout, corrosion protection, transport & installation. Generate technical specifications, bills of materials and weight estimates.

You will be responsible for the interpretation of customer specifications, developing design proposal of the functional layout and the supporting steel structure and supporting the CAD 3D model and drawing preparation.

As engineer you will attend and provide input to different meetings (technical, pre-bid meeting, safety & risk) to discuss, analyze and optimize the substation design.

The role would therefore ideally suit a Design Engineer with a solid professional understanding of energy structures and civil/structural works.

Performs standard engineering computations or analysis, and performs basic design tasks applying standard techniques and procedures to come up with an optimized concept

Generate equipment specifications, monitor vendor technical compliance

What are we doing in return?
At KCI we invest in our staff by providing interesting projects and offers career paths along educational opportunities to train and improve our employees competences. We have a market conform employment package including a competitive salary with a guaranteed salary increase by good performance, bonus based on company result, 30 vacation days (plus paid Dutch national holidays) and a defined pension contribution plan. Furthermore we offer good staff disability insurances of which the costs are borne by KCI. At last we have a working from home policy to provide flexibility in both location and working hours.

Where are you going to work?
You will be working at our office in Schiedam with the flexibility to work 50% of your time from home. Working with KCI means that you will be part of an multicultural team of professionals in an informal and collegiate working atmosphere. To ensure a nice balance between work and fun, various social events and activities are being organized as well! The department where you will be working consists of approx. 30 Structural (Lead) Designers and (Lead) Engineers.

Which personality fits this position?
You are eager to learn and you go for the best results every day. Have the ability to work independently and work well with your colleagues. Is capable to keep an overview and have organizational talent. But you also have the (communication) skills to deal well with clients, to advise them and to maintain the relationship.

What else is required for the job?
KCI the engineers considers it important for this position that you bring the following:

  • Bachelor degree Electrical or Mechanical/structural Engineering;
  • 6+ years’ experience in relevant discipline and market;
  • 4+ years’ experience in similar position;
  • Detailed knowledge of Substation construction, operation, maintenance and commissioning
  • Significant experience in HV substation engineering environment – including project scope and specification development
  • Good knowledge of Substation Infrastructure Engineering (i.e. substation configuration, earthing, insulation coordination, lightning design, safety et cetera.)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the involved disciplines and transmission network including relevant technology
  • Good understanding of High Voltage power cable system design, cable pulling design, cable vault layouts, cable restraint design, and GIS sealing end/air termination applications and auxiliary power systems
  • Well-developed analytical, investigation and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to produce the high quality engineering documents
  • Good knowledge of English and preferably also Dutch (both written and verbal);
  • Collaborative and productive relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to act decisively and initiate timely action to overcome difficult problems and challenges
  • Experience with AutoCAD or MicroStation drafting software is a plus
  • Entitled to work in the Netherlands.

Why should you work with KCI the engineers?
We are engineers that offer various services that bring people closer and move companies forward. We have a reputation for delivering creative concepts, with a high focus on execution down to the very last detail. We guide our customers through a complete project execution. From advice in the phases of acquisition and field development to fabrication & installation management while also consider along the way how to decommission the structure in the future. During every engineering phase we continuously nourish our organization with feedback. In this way we are constantly improving our high level engineering knowledge and smart tools. As a team we strive core values such as responsibility, knowledge, solution driven, teamwork & transparency. KCI is part of the Sif Group, market leader in the fabrication of WTG foundations allowing KCI some unique added value while still operating as an independent company.

What does KCI the engineers as a company?
KCI The Engineers is a medium-sized engineering company that specializes in fixed assets for the Offshore Energy Industry. We have our origin in the Oil & Gas industry with over 35 years of experience. Since 2008 we are also active in the energy transition business, with in particular offshore wind and lately offshore green hydrogen. With our experience and engineering solutions we aim to contribute to the acceleration of the world’s energy transition. This results that today KCI’s main focus area’s are therefore:

•           Offshore Substations

•           Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations

•           Offshore Green hydrogen platforms

Within these focus area’s we perform a multidisciplinary range of services in the full spectrum of relevant engineering phases (feasibility studies up to and including detailed design and engineering support during fabrication/installation).What to do if you are interested?
Do you want to join a company that lead interesting projects also in the area of renewable energy? Please send your resume and motivation to HR@kci.nl. For more information about KCI, the vacancy and the application process, please contact Hans Verboon +31 10 312 62 68.

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