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Ibby Grillo

Recruitment Consultant Phone: 0121 236 1662

Sector Focus: Engineering & Manufacturing
Industry: Energy Transmission & Distribution | Power Generation

I started my recruitment career in 2015 and have never looked back! Every day is different, I enjoy speaking to people inside and outside of work, visiting client sites to understand more about their business and love understanding how things work in the industry I focus on.

I joined ASC in 2018 to work within the Energy Transmission and Distribution market, an industry I find technically challenging but there’s always something new to learn and that's what makes it interesting. I have been given free rein to build this market from scratch which is very challenging but I love it and the great working culture at ASC. The people I work with make it a great environment, everyone gets their head down when needed but we have a good laugh throughout the day and we offer each other support. 

The out of work me....

Enjoys spending time with my two children (I couldn't live without them).

My ultimate all time favourite film is....

Training Day with Denzel Washington

 


 

 
 
 
 

IBBY GRILLO JOBS

 
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Utility Mapping Surveyor

£18000 - £30000 per annum Company Vehicle, Company Mobile, Pension

Utility Mapping Surveyor

I am working with a company who are a surveying business working for a variety of prestigious clients throughout the UK.

They are currently looking to expand their survey teams with the addition of experienced utility and topographical surveyors.

You will be required to attend sites across the country therefore a full clean driving licence is required.

The ideal candidate should have proven, relevant 2 years minimum experience of undertaking utility mapping surveys using electromagnetic detection and ground penetrating radar.

QCF level 3 in utility mapping (Pro Qual Lv 3) Ideal but not essential.

A company vehicle will be provided and overnight stays should be expected from time to time. You will need a flexible approach, good communication skills and must above all be reliable.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience. - Range £18,000 to £30,000 (dependent on experience) Overtime Fully Expensed Vehicle (fuel card) and mobile phone.

If you are interested and would like to know more, please send me your updated CV and I can give you a call to discuss further.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

ASC Connections is a leading recruitment business specialising within areas of Technical, Business and IT services. We operate as an Employment Business or an Employment Agency for all temporary and permanent roles respectively.

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Operations Manager

Negotiable

Operations Manager

An exciting opportunity is available for an Operations Manager to join a growing company who are established within the Rail Industry, and are now looking for an Ops Manager to head up their Energy T&D side of the business. Located in Derbyshire, this well regarded company are offering an attractive salary and package for the right professional.

Essential RESPONSIBILITIES/OUTPUTS:

  • Business Development of opportunities into the non-rail substation engineering space - which could be turnkey 11kV to 33kV substation builds, other commissioning packages of work, offshore substation packages of work, onshore. Clients could include DNO's directly, IDNO's, Private Networks operators, Building Asset owners (Hospitals, Universities, Housing Associations, Business Park Developers, Housing Developers, etc).
  • Getting to BID status with a client. Essential that successful candidate has a network of contacts within target sectors and clients to enable opportunities to tender for work to be generated.
  • Managing and physically producing any bid responses to clients. Obtaining internal support if required, but owning the receipt and subsequent submissions and leading the effort (and typically compiling all of the written responses).
  • Upon winning the work, will initially project and operationally manage these new works through to successful completion, therefore will have a strong operational bias. It is likely that a suitable candidate will have a Distribution Engineering background who will appreciate the technical elements of building a substation or commissioning process for a client.
  • Operationally lead and deliver projects won to financial, safety and programme requirements, using internal (and if required) subcontracted supply chain.
  • As the non-rail work bank grows as result of successfully winning new work, the Ops Manager's remit will include building a team, including PM, QS, HSQE etc and field engineers, which will report to Ops Manager. The role will start off quite 'hands-on' until the first contracts are won, but the medium term aim is for the Ops Manager to build a non-rail team and division which he/she will lead, and recruit PM etc to take over the hands-on project delivery.

Challenges to the hire

  • Hiring a pure BD person who isn't delivery focused could result in unobtainable profit/programme. Also, a pure BD person probably won't have the delivery and engineering expertise to deliver project in the early days before the division is large enough to justify the recruitment of a full-time Project Management team;
  • Hiring a pure Operational person could result in no new projects won. In the first 3-6 months the Ops Manager's key output will developing bidding opportunities for non-rail work, and ultimately winning the company's first non-rail contracts. So, this person must be able to lead the BD charge AND deliver work won. As soon as the revenue generated by the non-rail division makes the recruitment of delivery team financially viable the Ops Manager can become less hands-on. It is not intended that the Ops Manager is permanently used a 'jack of all trades', but they must have the entrepreneurial drive and ability to participate in building the non-rail division from the ground up.

Some Benefits of working for my client

  • Significant career development opportunity
  • Access to Senior Management, so fast decision making meaning a more dynamic workplace and no frustrations with larger corporate bureaucracy
  • Full access to the entire project lifecycle, so more comprehensive ownership of workbank hopefully increasing personal job satisfaction
  • Opportunity to grow their own division from scratch, to shape and 'own' their own business within the company

If you are interested, please apply through this advert immediately.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

ASC Connections is a leading recruitment business specialising within areas of Technical, Business and IT services. We operate as an Employment Business or an Employment Agency for all temporary and permanent roles respectively.

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Commissioning Engineer

Negotiable

Commissioning Engineer

My client is a highly reputable engineering company specialising in rail, grid connections and renewable generation. Due to Continuing success within these sectors and expansion leads to this vacancy. The commissioning of these substations is the final and critical stage of the build. To strengthen our team we are seeking an experienced Electrical Commissioning Engineer.

  • Duties and responsibilities of the role include
  • Plan and carry out work in a safe manner, adhering to health and safety procedures at all times.
  • Liaising with in house project engineers to produce and develop commissioning plans.
  • Carry out onsite, pre and post energisation commissioning of substation equipment and protection schemes to ensure
  • Liaison with clients, consultants and their representatives.
  • Produce commissioning reports and test documentation
  • Manage interfaces between client / DNO commissioning engineers.
  • Liaise with manufacturers on commissioning issues and attend FAT tests.
  • Provide technical support to project engineers during design and drawing approval process.
  • Project a professional image to clients and colleagues

  • Key qualifications and experience
  • Candidates should have gained relevant experience of commissioning activities within the electrical contracting or utility industries. We would expect you to be self-motivated with proactive approach to work and be able to rise to a challenge
  • Substation Automation Testing Experience
  • Knowledge of IEC61850
  • Fully proficient with Omicron CMC/Test Universe
  • Sound technical electrical engineering knowledge within the power sector
  • Flexible and organised to manage workload to meet deadlines
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Track record of commissioning.
  • Excellent communication & IT skills.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Salary & Benefits
  • Attractive Salary
  • Pension contribution
  • Private health insurance
  • Company car/car allowance
  • Good supportive team

The role will require work away from home, at sites throughout the UK.

My client offers a positive working environment, relaxed in terms of some of our approaches, yet highly professional with excellent support mechanisms in place to develop your knowledge and career. If you believe that you have what it takes to power our future together then we wish to hear from you.

If you are interested, please apply to this advert immediately.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

ASC Connections is a leading recruitment business specialising within areas of Technical, Business and IT services. We operate as an Employment Business or an Employment Agency for all temporary and permanent roles respectively.

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Ibby Grillo

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Senior Protection Engineer

Senior Protection & Control Engineer

A Global Engineering business that service the Energy T&D and Renewables sector among others, is looking to expand their team with a Protection & Control Engineer Well regarded within its markets, this business offers social working hours, on-site parking and an all-around friendly working environment for the right engineering professional.

Job Purpose

The Protection and Control Engineer will be responsible for providing protection and control schemes, studies and reports for 400/275/132kV Transmission circuits and substations, also 400V LVAC circuits on the electricity distribution network within the employee's business area LTS. Delivering departmental work packages on time and to budget.

Protection and Control Engineer Responsibilities include -

    • Responsible for the production of protection and control schemes up to 400kV substations and LVAC systems.
    • Responsible for assisting in the preparation of templates to ensure consistent results are obtained.
    • Liaises with Project/Protection Engineers to ensure full scope of work is covered.
    • Responsible for attending technical meetings with client to ensure technical satisfaction.
    • Responsible for reviewing commissioning switching programmes on a circuit by circuit basis to extract commissioning O/C requirements.
    • Input into Compliance Matrices, Design Intent Documents and Functional Design Specifications as required.
    • Responsible for adhering to latest specifications and processes.
    • Abide by all business compliance requirements in line with Company policies, for example Business Conduct Guidelines & Confidential Information.

To be successful in this role, we would like the ideal person to have -

    • HNC / Degree Qualified in Electrical Engineering.
    • Typically two years design experience within the Electricity Transmission and Distribution industry.
    • Conversant with the latest Transmission and Distribution standards & technologies.
    • Knowledge of protection scheme application.

In return benefits include -

  • Attractive salary.
  • Friendly working environment.
  • Social able working hours.
  • Easily accessible commute routes and on-site parking.
  • Pension and annual leave package.
  • Working for a Global and ever-growing Engineering business.

If you are interested and would like to know more please apply through this advert immediately! Role to be based in Newcastle.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

ASC Connections is a leading recruitment business specialising within areas of Engineering & Manufacturing, IT and Supply Chain & Procurement. We also recruit for Business Support roles & Executive level positions. We operate as an Employment Business or an Employment Agency for all temporary and permanent roles respectively.

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Project Engineer

£35000 - £50000 per annum

Project Engineer

A Global Engineering business that service the Energy Transmission & Distribution sector, is looking to expand their team with a Project Engineer. Well regarded within its markets, this business offers sociable working hours, easily accessible from Manchester train station and an all-around friendly working environment for the right engineering professional.

Project Engineer Job Purpose

The role will involve direct engagement with our customers, collaboration with our design and manufacturing team in China, and working with regional interface designers and installation teams. The role will involve travelling and working away from home, predominantly in the UK and occasionally into Europe and Internationally. The successful candidate will report directly to one of our experienced Project Managers based in the UK.

Project Engineer Responsibilities include -

    • To participate in the preparation of tender documentation, including the compilation of budgets and programmes
    • To ensure the commercial terms and conditions are clear, agreed and understood by all team members.
    • To progress the project deliverables against the programme and budget, manage change control, ensure compliance with QA systems.
    • Ability to read drawings and interpret designs correctly
    • To report as required on progress internally and to the client
    • To ensure projects are completed in a timely and satisfactory manner.

To be successful in this role, we would like the ideal person to have -

    • Minimum 2 years previous employment ideally with project management / engineering experience within the ESI industry.
    • Bachelor degree or above on Electrical Engineering from a UK or overseas university
    • UK Driving Licence
    • Experience within the power industry. Major or working experience on protection & Control or Power Electronics field.

In return benefits include -

  • Competitive salary.
  • Friendly working environment.
  • Sociable working hours.
  • Easily accessible commute routes
  • Pension and annual leave package.
  • Working for a Global and ever-growing Engineering business.

If you've got experience working within a Project Engineer or Project Manager position, then please apply immediately.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

ASC Connections is a leading recruitment business specialising within areas of Engineering & Manufacturing, IT and Supply Chain & Procurement. We also recruit for Business Support roles & Executive level positions. We operate as an Employment Business or an Employment Agency for all temporary and permanent roles respectively.

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Ibby Grillo

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Protection and Control Engineer

£45000 - £55000 per annum Pension, Life Insurance,

Protection & Control Engineer

A Global Engineering business that service the Rail sector, is looking to expand their team with a Protection & Control Engineer. Well regarded within its markets, this business offers social working hours, on-site parking and an all-around friendly working environment for the right engineering professional.

For suitability, we would love you to have the below:

- Good knowledge on the Protection principles;

- Experience on producing Protection setting calculations;

- Understanding of HV Schematic design;

- Creation of Protection philosophy documents and design;

- Producing Communication Network architecture;

- Produce Protection &Control option selection reports;

- Experience with IEC61850 protocol - configuration/ de-bugging/ implementation/ testing;

- Hands on experience with different manufacturer (Siemens, Alstom, ABB etc.) products and systems;

- Experience in producing Testing & Commissioning strategies and fault analysis experience;

- Testing and commissioning experience, willingness to travel to site;

- Project engineering capabilities, handling Client meetings and provide suggestions and inputs to projects;

- Good communicational, highly motivated and good inter-personal skills;

- Understanding of 25kV AC traction system.

Activities and Deliverables required:

- Design statements (Form-B)

- Protection and Control Philosophy (Form-A)

- Protection Setting calculations for AC Traction system

- SCADA IO List (all Controls, Alarms, Indication, Analogues with IEC61850 identity);

- GOOSE Communication matrix;

- Network communication architecture;

- IP/VLAN strategy document;

- PSL, SET, DEX files for Protection relays;

- MCL, CID and SCD file for Control;

- Site T&C support (willingness to travel to site if required);

- Client meetings

In return benefits include -

  • Attractive salary.
  • Friendly working environment.
  • Social able working hours.
  • Easily accessible commute routes and on-site parking.
  • Pension and annual leave package.
  • Working for a Global and ever-growing Engineering business.

If you are interested and would like to know more please apply through this advert immediately! Location is based in Yorkshire.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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