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Flexibility Scheduling Engineer

Perth, Scotland, Perth & Kinross / Glasgow, Scotland / England, Berkshire, Reading
£53681 - £62405 per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Electrical, Project Engineering
Power, Renewables
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Base Location: Flexible UK | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN offices or depots around the UK.

Salary: £53,681 - £62,405 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

About the Role

SSEN Distribution has an exciting opportunity for a wide-ranging role as a Flexibility Scheduling Engineer to join our growing Network Operations department within Distribution System Operations (DSO). This role will be at the cutting edge of the development of Flexibility Services for the Distribution Network and will be key to delivering Net-Zero. The role entails forecasting and scheduling Distributed Energy Resources, power flow modelling and representing SSEN at industry level events. In additional, the role will ensure the optimisation of dispatch of the services and our smart grid systems.

Key Role and Responsibilities:

- Load Forecasting: Using forecasting techniques to predict load profiles on constrained parts of the distribution network. Identify and contribute to the development of new forecasting techniques and methodologies.

- Industry Representation: Represent SSEN at Industry forums and with internal/external collaborations. Examples of collaboration including ENA Open Networks and ESO Regional Development Plans.

- Modelling: Model the distribution network using network modelling software (PSSE/Power Factory) to identify exceedance of statutory limits and planning standards. Identifying where, when and how much flexibility Services need to be scheduled.

- Schedule and reporting: Schedule Flexibility Service providers to deliver the required service by detailing the flexibility service requirements in line with the standard flexibility agreement. Review and ensure the requested services have been dispatched by the provider. Record and report Flexibility Service dispatch inline with SLC31e Licence condition and DCUSA legal requirements.

- Curtailable Connection Dispatch Optimisation: Manage Curtailable Connections to ensure they are dispatched in an optimum manner to reduce the curtailment experienced by our customers.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, you will need:

- Degree qualified in electrical engineering or equivalent power system knowledge.

- Working knowledge and application of ESQCR, Distribution Code, DCUSA and ENA best practices.

- Excellent analytical skills to interpret data and present it in a clear and concise manner.

- Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, with the ability to collaborate, influence and inform opinion.

Experience in power system modelling and coding techniques would be advantageous.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net-zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Stacey on 01738342529.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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