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Operations and Planning Engineer

Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
£62324 - £71370 per annum
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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About the role

Base Location: Perth

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

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

SSEN Transmission has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Operations and Planning Engineer who will hold the following key responsibilities:

- To ensure that outages are coordinated efficiently, and network security is maintained.

- Provide operational planning support, including analysis of network disturbance and fault events, and issue of operational guidelines on new network technologies.

- Arranging operational safety and control room workload within the current year up to day ahead.

- Support development and review of future years outage plans for transition into the current year.

- Carry out system analysis to confirm outage patterns are acceptable and operational queries are managed.

- You will help plan the delivery of transmission projects and maintenance to ensure that the transmission system operates reliably and effectively.

What do I need?

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

- HNC level qualified in electrical engineering (minimum) and preferably have a relevant background in Transmission Operations as a Control Engineer, or a Senior Authorised Person, or an Operational Planning Engineer, although other relevant backgrounds will be considered.

- Sound knowledge and understanding of electrical power systems and the related design standards, although there will be opportunities to develop your technical skills within the team.

- Technical knowledge and communication skills to engage with project managers, engineers, stakeholders, and National Grid Electricity System Operator to optimise the outage program and find solutions during changing conditions.

- Enthusiasm and ability to integrate with key stakeholders and the skills to challenge the delivery teams.

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?

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 Iona on 01738 344049.

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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