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6 months ago
Location: Berkshire
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Consulting Jobs
Location: Reading, Forbury Place

Salary: £44,195 - £58,371 depending on skills and experience

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Our role

System Planning is part of SSE’s network business with overall responsibility for the planning and development of our distribution networks in the North of Scotland. We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a System Planning & Investment Engineer to cater for the growth in renewable generation connections and manage our CAPEX investment programme to ensure that our electricity networks remain fully compliant with the technical and regulatory requirements of our license. You will also gain wide ranging knowledge and experience of the electricity industry by working with other industry bodies, such as the industry regulator OFGEM, the UK Transmission Operator National Grid, and Renewable Developers.

An opportunity has arisen for a System Planning Engineer to join our team based in Reading. In this role you’ll be responsible for meeting our ongoing objectives to continuously improve the safety, security, reliability and capacity of our distribution networks identifying and specifying the works required to optimise the performance and condition of the existing assets and for producing documentation supporting our statutory license conditions. You will also analyse the capability of our networks to accommodate both demand and high-volume generation connections, specify innovative technical solutions, and work closely with the design and delivery teams to ensure the network is developed in the most economic, efficient and co-ordinated manner to meet customer requirements.

Your skills and experience

To succeed in this role, you should be qualified to a minimum HNC level in Electrical Engineering and have a detailed knowledge of power systems networks, be commercially aware and have a passion for developing innovative solutions. Experience using network modelling software would be advantageous. You’ll also be a confident communicator with the ability to produce reasoned justifications in structured written reports, and be comfortable organising, planning and prioritising your workload to achieve demanding targets and deadlines.

Our Company

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.

Our Engineering and Investment teams provide the asset data, asset decision making standards and innovation to make this happen so that our front-line customer staff have the tools to delight our customers and can carry out their job safely. We set the investment strategy, engineering standards and the network development plans for the Distribution business, ensuring we get the most from our Network, and getting the most for our customers.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is: Tuesday, 19 February 2019.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.resourcing.team@sse.com

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