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HVDC Transmission - O&M Engineer

Newcastle, North East England, United Kingdom
3 days ago


We're 20,000 colleagues in more than 30 countries delivering oil, gas, wind and solar power to 170 million people worldwide. Taking on tough energy challenges is our job. Right now, we're facing an enormous task: supplying the world with the energy it needs, while lowering emissions.

We're up for the challenge. Are you?

The position

By joining our team in Renewables you will have the opportunity to:

Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore windfarm and being developed in 3 phases, is currently under construction and scheduled for start power generation in 2023. The wind farm is located some 100-150 nautical miles west of South Shields, covering a total area of over 1500km2. During the operations phase, maintenance of the wind farm will be conducted from 4 Service Operations Vessels (SOVs) each equipped with a Daughter Craft (DC), with contracts recently awarded for the first 3 SOVs. The O&M Base including the warehouse for spare parts and consumables will be located at Port of Tyne, South Tyneside where construction is scheduled to start in Q4 2021. Adjacent, will be located Equinor’s UK Central Control Room and technical competence centre for engineering support.

Equinor is the manager for Dogger Bank during the operations phase. For its O&M organisation at the Port of Tyne we are seeking to expand our team with one electrical resource, responsible for the operation and maintenance of the HVDC transmission assets.

We are seeking a candidate with long term commitment to play a key role in ensuring continuity of knowledge from construction and operational setup into operations. Due to the high level of daily interaction and collaboration this role entails, the candidate will need to live in (or relocate to) the local area.

In initial project execution phase:

  • Prepare system operation manuals and define maintenance and fault preparedness needs
  • Participate in HVDC design reviews, technical clarifications, acceptance tests, system walkdowns and handovers for ensuring safe and efficient design for operational use
  • Follow up multiple interfaces for the HVDC scope of the project development as the O&M representative
  • Contribute to competence profile strategy for the offshore technicians who will provide 1st line support to offshore HVDC platform
  • Define and plan maintenance and inspection strategies and lead relevant O&M contract preparations and tenders
  • Engage in experience transfer and learning from other similar HVDC systems
  • Be prepared to do short term business travels offshore, domestically and internationally if required

In operations phase:

  • Be responsible for safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the HVDC transmission assets
  • Prepare technical documentation for OFTO O&M service offer and engage in the OFTO divestment process
  • Management of transmission contractors, including day-to-day interface with OFTO
  • Review loss of availability from transmission system, provide analysis and collaborate to recommend improvements to asset and maintenance
  • Collaborate with other asset O&M engineers to support the operation and maintenance of all wind farm assets
  • Ensure high quality maintenance and safety information is captured and processed in corporate systems in line with management system processes
  • Prepared to be part of an on-call rotation for the windfarms


Some qualities are essential for Equinor. You identify with our values, open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture. For this position, we are also looking for:


  • Technical, operational and maintenance experience in HVDC transmission systems
  • Be or become authorised as a Senior Authorised Person
  • Fluent English oral and writing
  • Degree or HND in electrical/electronic engineering or similar
  • Relevant experience may compensate for formal qualifications
  • Must be prepared to undertake offshore medical, HUET and GWO training
  • Live near Port of Tyne or be willing to move to the area

Personal Qualities:

  • Hands-on and proactive, prepared to work offshore as and when required.
  • Creative approach to problem solving.
  • Can support and contribute to a diverse and dynamic team.
  • Have the ability to understand and collaborate in delivering on both internal and external needs.
  • Proficient oral and written communications skills; with ability to collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders and support functions.

General information

Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or a Scandinavian language. Applications submitted without necessary attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law.

Why join us?

At Equinor, we care about each other as much as our business. That's why we offer:

- Not just a job; a career. In Equinor, your development begins on day one. You will build your competence through a wide range of learning activities while being empowered to build your career across multiple disciplines and geographies. Our internal job market allows endless opportunities for development and growth within your own field or in other interesting and relevant areas for you.

- Attractive rewards. We offer a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries, global parental leave, variable pay schemes and a share savings plan.

- Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees' well-being is a priority. We recognise that for you to be the best version of yourself in the workplace, being able to collect your children, attend a class or simply enjoy social time can be invaluable. That's why we encourage you to make use of our flexible work arrangements.

- An inclusive culture. We believe embracing our differences makes us stronger. For us true inclusion means being able to bring your whole self to work, and for everyone to feel accepted and valued.

For more information visit Equinor's website:

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58722910
  • Location:
    Newcastle, North East England, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: HVDC Transmission - O&M Engineer
  • Company Name: Equinor
  • Job Function: Operations & Maintenance

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