High demand for specialist skill in power system studies creates new career opportunities
Power quality engineering specialists, Enspec Power Limited, is reporting a consistent increase in demand for its power system studies. So much so that it is expanding its system studies team, and currently searching for new trainee engineers.
“We’re specifically looking for new electrical engineering graduates,” says Enspec director, Tim Rastall. “Because systems studies require a unique approach to the work, we’re looking for people who want to learn the unique skill set and develop their engineering capabilities towards Chartership. It’s an area of our business that has enjoyed constant growth, and demand is outstripping our current capacity.”
Enspec’s clients include renewable energy projects, power transmission networks, and manufacturers connecting to the national grid (including one of the world’s most famous car makers). They are increasingly recognising the benefits of carrying out system studies early in project cycles to ensure grid code compliance. As a specialist in the field, Enspec are now taking on engineers to build the team from the bottom up.
“We have a policy of staff development, and a clear promotion and succession strategy,” explains Tim Rastall. “That is one of the best ways of building specialist skills and retaining them within the company.”
One of the products of this strategy is Kerim Ozer, who’s promotion has led to the recruitment drive. “I joined Enspec as a new graduate 4 years ago, with the objective of becoming a chartered engineer,” says Kerim. “It’s been an exciting journey, helping grow the systems studies services as I have learned new skills and taken on more and more responsibility for increasingly complex projects. Enspec has provided me with excellent support to develop my engineering career.”
Tim Rastall hopes to have someone in post by the end of the year. “COVID-19 has made it a bit trickier to recruit than it might have been, but we’re still hopeful to have at least one new starter in post by the end of the year. We’re advertising for recent graduates with a particular interest in this aspect of engineering and ambitions to complete their Chartership. We’re based in St Helens, but whoever comes on board will have opportunities to work all over the UK, and possibly Europe.”
Enspec Power Systems offers a ‘full stack’ of survey services for grid code compliance and power system analysis – both independent studies, and turnkey study and solution offerings. See more about their power system studies department here.