Control Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00042542-1
  • Date Posted: 9 April 2024
  • Location: Jersey
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Control Engineer

Application Deadline: 2 June 2024

Department: Energy

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: Jersey, Channel Islands

Reporting To: Senior Operations Engineer


We are seeking a highly skilled Control Engineer to join Team JE, specialising in electricity, distribution networks. The ideal candidate will be an authority in managing planned and fault operations and coordinating with collaborators to maintain security of supply whilst upholding Jersey Electricity's (JE) safety protocols.

The team you'd join sits at the heart of Jersey Electricity, keeping the lights on and this role is key to the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

This role provides opportunities to develop skills further for operation of the transmission network and generation plant.

If working for an organisation that puts their team, customers, community, and environment at the centre of its operations appeals and you have the relevant skills and experience, then we want to hear from you!

For the ideal candidate, in addition to our competitive pay and benefits, we're excited to extend an appealing and supportive relocation package. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the networks at all levels.
  • Approve and run switching programmes for planned work ensuring continuity of supply and compliance with safety protocols. 
  • Carry out high voltage switching operations
  • Coordinate fault operations on low and high voltage networks, providing real-time decision making and support, minimising the effect to customers.
  • Authorise and record the issue of safety documents to ensure all works are carried out in accordance with procedures. 
  • Collaborate for network modelling and customer service improvements. 

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Understand JE Safety Rules & relevant Procedures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and team building abilities.
  • Customer orientated with IT proficiency.
  • Proactive, decisive, and adaptable in demanding situations.
  • Knowledge of LV, HV and EHV networks and associated protection systems.
  • Good understanding principles of active and reactive power flow, and voltage regulation.
  • Principles of network operations and planning processes
  • Min C&G (Level 3) in Electrical Distribution and working towards HNC.
  • Relevant H&S qualification - i.e. IOSH managing safely
  • Experience as a Control Engineer on electricity distribution systems is desirable or alternatively experience as working as an Authorised or Senior Authorised Person.
  • Experience in the planning, construction and maintenance of electrical distribution networks
  • Full clean driving license


At Jersey Electricity we provide a complete benefit package to ensure all elements of your wellbeing are supported. Financial benefits include free onsite parking, discounted electricity rates, discount within our Powerhouse shop, competitive above living wage salaries combined with an attractive pension.

Your physical and mental wellbeing are supported with subsidised onsite yoga, subsidised Active card membership, free weekly fruit, and onsite trained Mental Health First Aiders.

We are family-friendly, believe in life work blend and strive to give you everything you need to both love your job, do excellent work, and enjoy your free time with family and friends.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, pregnancy and maternity, age or disability status.