Protection Engineer

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Salary: competitive
Sector: Engineering Type: contract

I am recruiting for a Protection Engineer for a Power, Transmission and Distribution project in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company is an International Consultancy in the Power industry. This is a permanent role. Candidates must be immediately available to join the project.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct witness test relay functional test for determining correct operation and sign off the relevant documents. Make appropriate recommendation/ resolution for mitigation to operations, and report to line manager
  • Perform system studies, provide protection requirements for design, review and sign off one-line elementary, logic diagrams and work with other discipline engineers - substation engineers, distribution field engineers, project engineers, apparatus engineers - to support sub transmission and distribution substation expansion, substation automation and infrastructure replacement projects
  • Gather and evaluate line data of transmission, sub-transmission, distribution systems, transformer test data, switchgear date etc.
  • Issue substation relays and dield auto recloser settings via relevant relay database to the field, support test technicians in-servicing or commissioning relay settings, review/ approve returned as left relay setting files, and communicate wit Test5 technicians for making revisions as necessary
  • Support and review advanced power systems analyses
  • Drive, Support and Contribute to innovative projects/ initiatives such as Protection impact studies due to Distributed Energy Resources
  • Onsite commissioning testing and support

Technical Experience

  • Network Model in ETAP, SKM (PTW), Aspen Oneliner and or Digsilent Softwares
  • Relay Coordination Study (using any of the above software tools)
  • Load Flow and Short-circuit Studies (using any of the above software tools)
  • Relay Setting Calculations (Distance Protection, Line Differential Protection, Transformer Protection, Busbar Protection, Generator & Motor Protections etc)


  • Bsc Electrical Engineer
  • 10+ years experience

This is a site based role but candidates must hold a GCC when required to be at client office.

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