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Connections Policy Engineer

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England / Scotland, Perth & Kinross, Perth / Berkshire, Reading, England
£44872 - £55653 per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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About the Role

Base Location: Perth, Reading, Portsmouth, New Forest, Slough, Inverness, Aberdeen or Glasgow

Salary: £47,872 - £55,653 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Happy to discuss Flexible First options

We have an exciting opportunity for a Connections Policy Engineer to join our team. In this role you'll be responsible for:

- developing, reviewing, and maintaining the commercial policy associated with all aspects of connections.

- ensuring compliance with company policy, licence conditions and national and international standards across distribution.

- ensuring that the team deliver optimum performance in all set targets. You'll work closely with the Connections Policy Manager and be a key player in motivating the team.

- working to develop and monitor robust policies, processes and procedures to ensure regulatory and statutory compliance with licence obligations.

This role is a unique opportunity to be part of the Connections Policy team, and gain access to a range of projects and stakeholders, both internal and external to the business. As we enter our new RIIO-ED2 regulatory framework there will be significant changes to how we manage and operate our existing networks so there will be several complex challenges for the successful candidate to be involved in and to lead on.

You'll have opportunities to attend industry events and forums with third parties such as the Scottish Government, BEIS and Ofgem to discuss policy and related issues.

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from your role, we ask that you have the following:

- a solid commercial understanding, and a strong knowledge of how networks operate; specific distribution and transmission knowledge would be a distinct advantage.

- minimum of HND in an engineering based subject, we will also consider candidates with appropriate industry experience.

- a track record of delivering successful operations and projects within a similar role and hold experience of managing third party project relationships, including experience working with regulatory bodies such as Ofgem and the Scottish Government.

Due to the nature of the role, you should:

- be an excellent communicator, with the ability to relay complex messages in an easy to understand manner.

- have great organisation skills, and the ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders as you'll have many ongoing projects at any given time.

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?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

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

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Kim on 01738 344051.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process consisting 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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