Senior Authorized Person - 33-66 kV

Posted 01 July 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationNorth Kingstown
Contact NameKelsee Tedder

Job description

Senior Authorized Person 33-66 kV


  • Onshore Office - September 2022 - June 2023
  • Offshore 14/14 Rotation - July 2023 - October 2023
  • Onshore Office - November 2023 - December 2023


  • 8H onshore
  • 12H offshore

Work Location:

Quanset airport / Rhode Island

Role description

Up to 66 kV Senior Authorized Person and responsibilities

  • Implementation of the Electrical Safety Rules on-site, including the safe system of work
  • Advise operationally on high voltage electrical installations to WTG, offshore substations, and both HV submarine and onshore cables
  • Oversee safe commissioning of grid connections, onshore substations, and associated MV/HV/LV plant and equipment
  • Oversee all MV/HV/LV electrical operational activities to ensure the safety, security, and integrity of the HV network
  • Contribute to proactive management, good coordination, and communication between all parties and that the process works effectively
  • Coordinate MV/HV/LV commissioning activities through the project construction stages

Tasks for the Senior Authorized Person

  • Ensure compliance with and managing of Electrical Safety Rules
  • Safety coordination in electrical matters
  • Act as a senior authorized person
  • Outage management and network control in collaboration with the Control Engineers
  • Update MV/HV/LV schematic diagrams
  • Inspect work sites and perform site safety inspections and auditing for electrical matters
  • Coordinate with the Lead Commissioning Project Manager to ensure that accurate updates are distributed to the Project Management
  • Manage and coordinate HV/MV/LV commissioning activities
  • Coordinate with National Grid and attend commissioning panel meetings
  • Prepare and check high voltage switching schedules
  • Check method statements for electrical matters
  • Implement and provide training programs for relevant staff according to the rules
  • Provide technical and engineering advice to working parties for electrical matters
  • Assist different departments in when required
  • Attendance at FAT and SAT tests if required

Key deliverables

  • Input to the project commissioning management manual and related documents (including pre-commissioning and commissioning quality plans)
  • Participation in different audits
  • Reports from FAT & SAT on the different high voltage equipment
  • Onsite check of switching programs
  • Participation in the planning of resource and work activities
  • Participation in authorizations and assessments of new candidates
  • Deliver inputs to the design phase of the project on technical aspects

Requirements 34-66kV Senior Authorized Person

  • Appropriate electrical qualification and background related to the authorization scope.
  • Minimum 3 months of working experience within substations systems
  • Complete and up-to-date GWO courses and HUET with CA-EBS

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.