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Job Title: Principal Electrical Engineer

Department: Development and Engineering

Salary: based on experience

Location: Edinburgh (preferred) / London / Cardiff

Protium is a green hydrogen infrastructure developer delivering sustainable energy solutions across aviation, industrial heat, and transport with a goal of achieving a net zero energy system. We are a small but fast-growing company, with some of the leading global voices in the emerging green hydrogen market on our team. We are deeply passionate about addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and our focus on green hydrogen is driven by the desire to see the UK transition rapidly towards renewable resources.

The Role:

The Principal Electrical Engineer shall report into the Engineer Team Lead. Their activities will include (but may not be limited to):

- Providing electrical engineering support in respect to grid connections, grid delivery, electrical design management and construction support across all Protium’s projects.

- Engage with suppliers and understand equipment technical specifications.

- Support in the design and optimisation of project systems.

- Electrical modelling.

- Working as technical lead managing technical aspects for a project and reporting to the Project Manager.



- Experience delivering technical aspects of projects as an electrical engineer.

- Working knowledge of HV/LV distribution systems including switchgears, transformers, protection and other associated equipment.

- An understanding of electrical system studies and electrical power system modelling.

- Familiarity with international grid codes and standards.

- Electrical design expertise on projects from conceptual to delivery stage, in any of the following areas:

o Solar and / or wind developments;

o Power & Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS);

o O2 compression and dehydration pre-FEED for a biomass + CCS project in the UK;

o H2 production & Utilisation: Stationary Fuel Cell CHP and H2 electrolysers, H2 refuelling stations;

o Ground Source & Water Source Heat Pumps;

o Biogas clean-up and CHP systems; and

o Heat integration and utilisation.

- Candidates must possess strong excel skills, with additional coding knowledge/VBA and Microsoft Project a bonus but not required. Knowledge of full Microsoft office suite, notably PowerPoint.

- Knowledge of Health and Safety for projects:

o Risk management and safety compliance; and

o Experience of Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies.


- Knowledge of electrical engineering design within the renewable energy industry, primarily in wind and solar, hydrogen and/or fuel cell technologies is an advantage.

- Knowledge of detail electrical system design using specialised calculation software such as Cymcap or similar.

- Experience in renewable project development, primarily in solar and wind, is also a significant bonus but it is not required.

- Ability to research new designs, technologies and methodologies applicable to the renewables sector.

- Creation of technical models and business cases to support decentralised renewable developments in Europe.

- Experience executing technical scopes as well as acting as a project lead.


- Candidates should have a strong academic background with a BSc/BEng or MSc/MEng in Electrical Engineering or any other relevant disciplines. Candidates with additional qualification in renewable energy (especially PV) would be preferred.

- Candidates should have a 10+ years of experience.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should email their CV and Cover Letter to careers@protium.co.uk

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