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DSO System Modelling Engineer

Scotland, Perth, Perth & Kinross / Scotland, Glasgow / England, Reading, Berkshire
£62324 - £71370 per annum
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Reading, Glasgow, Perth, Inverness or Aberdeen. Open to hybrid working split between home and office.

Salary: £62,324 - £71,370 + a range of benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

As we chart our course to a Net Zero world, the way we use energy is changing. The engineering, environmental and economic challenges that we all face mean that society needs innovative solutions, like renewable energy, electric vehicles, heat networks, community energy and energy storage plus the systems to make these solutions deliverable.

This change is altering the role of electrical networks, and at SSEN Distribution, our Modelling and Reporting team has the specialist technical capability and experience to undertake the system studies required to identify constraints on the current and future network, maintain the models, processes and systems to deliver exceptional customer journeys for system data. The role also ensures that safety, security of supply and performance of the network is maintained in accordance with statutory, regulatory and licence requirements in the most economic, efficient and co-ordinated manner.

About the Role

- System Modelling and Data Management: Ensure that the SSE Distribution Network is modelled accurately and the required data for detailed steady state and dynamic analysis of the distribution network is controlled. Follow recognised data management and cleansing processes into the production of reports and forecasting. Ensure that reports are produced to a high degree of accuracy. Ensure there is documentation of processes and methodologies for report production.

- System Performance: Ensure the SSE Distribution Network performs in compliance with the Grid Code, and licence obligations, and carry out a wide range of simulations and studies including power flow analysis, fault level studies, voltage and thermal capability, transient stability, fast switching studies, harmonic and power quality analysis to ensure obligations are met.

- Forecasting Requirements and Network Constraints: Develop publicly available data, to produce forecasts aligned to licensed reporting requirements including but not limited to; Long Term Development Statement (LTDS), Load Index Reporting (LI), Week 24, EDCM & CDCM, ED2 Outputs submissions. Develop network constraint and opportunity information and share with appropriate stakeholders and publish. Produce the Network Development Plan (NDP) and Load Forecasts in line with the yearly / bi-annual reporting cycles.

- Customers and Stakeholders: Support upcoming data exchange reforms of LTDS and Week24 using CIM integration. Recommend improvements of technical reporting to improve the experience for stakeholders and customers. Propose changes in system policy through the relevant industry codes with relation to methodologies for forecasting and reporting.

What do I need?

- Understanding of statutory, regulatory & license requirements, industry wide codes, network and engineering standards.

- Minimum HNC educational qualification in Electrical Engineering with relevant industry experience, or engineering degree working towards Chartered Engineer.

- Fundamental knowledge of the design, operation, protection and safety of electricity networks, and the interface with Transmission.

- Conversant in using Power System Analysis software e.g. PowerFactory, PSSE and willingness to learn new systems. Ability to use Python and understanding of CIM an advantage.

- Understand and implement robust data governance processes and ability to analyse large data sets to produce key reports.

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 I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any flexible working requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Stacey on 01738 342529.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully 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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