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General Electric Lead Engineer 1 - Testing Specialist in Leicester, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

We are looking for an experienced Power Systems Commissioning & Test Engineer to work for a leading manufacturing company. Reporting directly to the Marine Power Test Facility Director. You will be a key member of the Marine Power Test Facility, engineering test and commissioning team.

Job Description

Job Description

  • Provide electrical leadership for the MPTF both maintaining existing power system facility infrastructure alongside new equipment / system installation, commissioning and testing.

  • Lead , Manage and develop a team of site electro/ mechanical Technicians

  • Manage Safe systems of work as an HV Senior Authorised Person, including permitting, LOTO, HV switching, sanctions for test.

  • Identify and propose improvements in processes, tools and system solutions, rolling out improvements when agreed with leadership team.

Essential Responsibilities

  • To be competent and have a proven record of HV/LV plant and systems commissioning.

  • To carry out switching operations and the operation of permit to work, sanction to test and access limitation systems on large projects.

  • Be competent to produce, and maintain, documentation to the required standards.

  • Undertake installation and commissioning of cabling, switchboards, circuit breakers, contactors, transformers, UPS systems, generators and motors, power conversion / converters ensuring the overall installation, commissioning and test meets internal standards customer, and all regulatory / safety requirements.

  • Manage the upkeep and maintenance requirements of the facility and specific systems and equipment.

  • To produce as commissioned, tested and maintenance documentation in accordance with independently audited Company Quality and Safety Management Systems e.g. BS EN 18001 and Classification Societies e.g. Lloyds Register and DNV.

  • Supervise test, trials and control room operations in line with approved procedures and safe working practices.

  • Establish and manage design documentation and drawings control as necessary.

  • Working with site leadership and EHS, manage safe systems of work, risk assessments and method statements associated with electrical work and testing.

  • Comply with all company and customer health and safety regulations.

  • Supervise Permit and LOTO systems as a SAP at MPTF.


  • Degree or equivalent in electrical engineering or related subject.

  • Electrical HV authorised & 5 years experience of managing safe systems of work

  • Proven record of continuous professional development.

  • Must have established record of sitework.

  • Good communication skills, written and verbal in English.

  • Customer Focused

  • EHS and First Aid Certificates

  • Existing or the ability to obtain the higher levels of UK Security Clearance including “SC Clearance” and “UK Eyes Only Clearance “ which are required for this role.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience

  • Experience of system integration working on multi-discipline projects

  • On site commissioning of large projects.

  • Experience in a leadership role

  • Chartered Engineer

  • Electrical engineering in relevant industry (Marine, Energy, Renewables, Oil & Gas, etc.)

  • Experience in integrated control schemes with PLCs, HMI and Drives.

  • Power generation and distribution.

  • LV and MV variable speed drives and motors.

  • Personal Qualities

  • Capable of leading a multi-disciplined team.

  • Ability to multi-task on a variety of projects to strict time scales.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Good report writing skills.

  • Good personal organisational skills.

  • Circumstances

Willing to work extended hours during the week, at weekends/holidays at critical times.


To comply with US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years’ experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No