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about 1 year ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Executive
Category: Consulting Jobs
Job Title: Transmission System Planning & Investment Manager

Location: Perth, Glasgow, or Inverness

Salary: £50,000 – £75,000 + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Permanent | Flexible working patterns available | 37 hours

The Role

The Transmission System Planning & Investment team is a critical function within the SHE Transmission business. It has the specialist technical capability and experience to undertake the system studies and designs required to plan the current and future Transmission network, and ensures that safety, security of supply and performance of the network is maintained in accordance with required planning standards, Grid Code, SQSS and other licence obligations.

We have recently completed a number of high-profile projects that saw significant reinforcement of our transmission network in the north of Scotland. These include the completion of the first 400kV line in our area and the first GB embedded VSC HVDC link, wholly within our network. We continue to see growth in the onshore and offshore connection of low carbon and renewable generation on our network. This is presenting us with exciting challenges in how we integrate these new connections onto our network while ensuring that the technical performance of the system is maintained. The role of the Transmission System Planning and Investment Manager is an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to our strategic vision to facilitate the GB transition to a low carbon future.

The Transmission System Planning and Investment Manager will report to the Head of Transmission System Planning & Investment. You will be responsible for the technical system performance of the £3.3billion SHE Transmission system in accordance with transmission planning standards, technical codes and our licence obligations. You will lead a highly capable team of power system engineers undertaking high integrity power systems analysis, operational and commissioning support and a number of reporting and regulatory requirements. You will oversee the performance development, coaching and training of the team.

Your Skills and Experience

You’ll have a degree in Electrical Engineering or another relevant engineering discipline and ideally be a Chartered Engineer in a relevant institution. You’ll also have demonstrable experience in Network Planning, ideally in the GB Electricity Transmission sector, with good knowledge of relevant industry and technical standards, and how these evolve. You should have a good understanding of the industry structure, including interfaces with the Regulator, System Operator, other Transmission Owners and Distribution Networks. You’ll also have a good understanding of the commercial mechanisms for investments, including statutory processes, and the Licence Obligations under which SHE Transmission operates.

You’ll have the ability to direct a highly technical team, ensuring priorities are clear, and facilitating development of team capability to maintain and develop SHE Transmission’s strong System Planning function. You’ll be able to lead innovation, both technical and commercial, to develop SHE Transmission’s business planning approach, while ensuring Network Reliability is maintained, and customer value is clear.

You should possess strong communication skills and feel comfortable communicating at all levels with the ability to present on a range of technical subjects with the ability to form structured arguments with reasoned justification to influence and guide others. You should possess the ability to write clear and well-structured technical reports and specifications, with a focus on concise information for senior management. This role requires that you are organised and methodical with the ability to prioritise your and your team’s workload against demanding targets and deadlines.

Our Company

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

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

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. As well as your CV, can you please attach a letter which addresses the key role requirements.

Closing date for applications is: Thursday 20th June

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.

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