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Power and Hydro - Electrical Engineer

Alvance British Aluminium Ltd
Fort William, Highland
Competitive salary
Closing date
23 Apr 2023

Job Details

The electrical engineer’s primary function within the organization to ensure the safe operation and maintenance of the Power & Hydro & smelter electrical distribution system, in line with directives (Hazardous Energy Control, Electrical safety, Arc Flash etc) and national standards and legislation.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop / assist in developing and maintaining the safe operational and maintenance systems/procedures for the smelters HV and LV voltage electrical distribution system. 
  • Operational switching, controlling and supervising work on the sites HV and LV networks.   
  • Provide assistance with the operation & maintenance of the Power & Hydro assets
  • Ensuring the above meet the requirements of UK legislation and the company insurers, and that best practice is understood by the various departments affected by these changes.
  • Implementation of change is done with the consent of the various stakeholders, also by using external resources.  
  • Manage a wide range of electrically biased engineering projects, from the idea definition stage, through the design, manufacture, installation, test, commissioning and closeout phases.
  • Working closely with all departments to meet their quality, safety, schedule and budget requirements for the works & projects.
  • Systems are integrated within the site standards. 
  • Responsible for the development and updating of internal electrically orientated engineering standards ensuring best practices are implemented and standards comply with legislation changes
  • Introduction of improved standards to existing equipment, ensuring documentation such as drawings are updated and readily accessible by the relevant personnel.
  • Training of IO’s & SAP’s through to sign off.
  • Engineering Support for: Operations, and Maintenance Technical


Must have a variety of skills in addition to general management skills. These include but are not limited to:

  • Commitment to Health and Safety 
  • Good time management skills including the ability to prioritise
  • Analytical thinking – ability to understand the overall vision of the project
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to develop internal and external relationships
  • Produce clear and precise reports
  • Good delegation & negotiation skills
  • Management of contractors & construction

Should also have good knowledge of the process and support services across a multi-disciplinary range and the industry


  • Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Knowledge of HV systems,
  • IO & SAP certified to 33kV
  • Power Generation and Conversion. 
  • A recognized safety passport (IOSH)
  • PC literate (especially MS office, Project, CAD)
  • Good knowledge of the Health and Safety Legislation       


  • Minimum Incorporated status in engineering
  • PLC/Scada knowledge

Relocation Package Terms

You will have entitlement to a relocation package which will include Solicitors fees, Estate Agents fees, and removal costs up to a maximum of £8,000. Subject to 3 quotes, reimbursement will be paid on receipt of satisfactory invoices. We also agree to pay the cost of temporary accommodation for your first three months in Fort William plus a settling in allowance of one months’ salary less tax and insurance.

If the employment is terminated within 24 months, by either party, the Company will require the reimbursement for the entire amount of your relocation costs.

Additional Incentives

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Bonus
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 8 public holidays (4 static, 4 floating)
  • Option of 4.5 day working week (Mon-Fri)
  • Company pension contribution from 4% up to 9%
  • AVIVA Life Assurance (6 times the salary)
  • BHSF Cash Health Care Plan
  • Onsite Gym and access to a variety of Employee wellness initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Education Support Grant, £1000 for each child in university paid annually
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Employee Reward and recognition programme
  • Employee Discounts – Inclusive Rewards (Discounts, Cashback, Salary Sacrifice schemes), Local Discounts (Shops, Home Heating Oil etc)

Interested? Please send your CV below.


ALVANCE is a global integrated aluminium business, part of the GFG Alliance, which brings together assets across the aluminium supply chain – from raw materials through to semi-finished components.

Company info
Lochaber Smelter
North Road
Fort William
PH33 6TH

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