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System Planning & Investment Engineer

Employer
SSE
Location
Perth & Kinross, Scotland, Perth / Scotland, Glasgow
Salary
£45400 - £68200 per annum + performance related bonus/pension
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
Reference
547235

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Discipline
Electrical, Systems
Sector
Power
Job Type
Engineer

Job Details

About the Role

Base Location: Perth or Glasgow. Hybrid working with a split between home and office is available for this role to support your work/life balance.

Salary: Up to £68,000 (DOE) + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

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

Due to continued growth of our business, we have exciting opportunities for System Planning and Investment Engineers to join our ever-growing team.

Lack experience but are still interested?

If you have a background in power systems or at an early stage in in your career in electrical power systems and looking to move into system planning and investment, please do apply. We may be able to offer a role at an Assistant level with the opportunity to transition to an Engineer once the necessary experience has been gained.

What is the Role?

The key duties & responsibilities will include:

- Undertake power system analysis including technical assessments of generator and demand customer connection applications.

- Preparation of technical reports, providing input into commercial reports and business cases.

- Assess the capability of the transmission network against a range of future scenarios and network contingencies.

- Support the development of network planning policies through working group participation and engagement with internal and external partners and stakeholders.

- Engage with multi-disciplinary teams throughout the business to identify and assess whole system solutions to meet system needs.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Experience in power system analysis, design and planning, ideally within electricity transmission.

- Working knowledge of electrical theory and experience in using power system analysis tools such as PSSE, Power Factory or similar.

- Good knowledge of the electricity industry, including interfaces with generator and demand customers, the regulator, the Electricity System Operator, other Transmission Owners and Distribution Network Operators.

- A tertiary qualification in Engineering, Physics or other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses.

Lack experience but are still interested?

If you have a background in power systems or at an early stage in in your career in electrical power systems and looking to move into system planning and investment, please do apply. We may be able to offer a role at an Assistant level with the opportunity to transition to an Engineer once the necessary experience has been gained.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

What's in it for you?

Generous 34 days holiday entitlement

Holiday Plus (buy up to 10 days additional holidays)

Discounted Retail and Leisure vouchers

Pension Scheme

Employee Share Scheme

Enhanced Maternity/Paternity leave

Salary Sacrifice car leasing

"Be the difference day" (opportunity to take one day leave a year to volunteer for their chosen organisation/charity)

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 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Stephanie on / 01738 342963.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.

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Company

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.

Website: careers.sse.com

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