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Portfolio Investment Engineer

England, Portsmouth, Hampshire / England, Wiltshire, Swindon
£49559 - £56757 per annum + car/car allowance
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

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Electrical, Project Engineering
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Base Location: Swindon or Portsmouth

Salary: £49,559 - £56,757 + car/car allowance + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

Our SSEN Distribution Asset Management team consists of Asset Risk Management and Equipment Specification. They are involved in running a programme of projects exploring new technologies and commercial arrangements across network activities and identifying practical solutions. They are also involved in operating some of the new solutions that have been developed by the innovation team.

Portfolio Management is part of SSEN's Asset Management directorate. The Portfolio Management team act as custodian of the 132kV, 33kV, 11kV and LV Primary and distribution network. The team is responsible for planning, technical development and overseeing investment in SSEN's distribution networks in the South of England. The team's responsibilities include investment management of the network to identifying project solutions to improve the health and performance of the network.

Key Responsibilities:

- We're looking for a Portfolio Investment Engineer to help identify and manage the CAPEX and OPEX investment programme, ensuring our electricity network remains fully compliant with the technical and regulatory requirements of our licence.

- Holding a key role within the Electricity Networks business, you will ensure that available funding is spent efficiently and effectively on secondary voltage investments.

- You will work closely with a number of other teams in SSEN and will contribute to the planning and development of the distribution networks in line with the company's licence obligations and objectives set by the industry regulator in the Price Control Reviews.

- Working in line with industry bodies, such as the industry regulator OFGEM, the UK Transmission Operator National Grid, and Renewable Developers.

What do I need?

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

- To be successful in this role you will be educated to a minimum of HNC in Electrical Engineering and will have experience of working on Distribution Network Operators (DNO) Primary and/or Distribution networks.

- You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for providing excellent customer service - being able to demonstrate an ability to work well with external customers and consultants, and with other internal departments within SSEN.

- You will also have strong leadership and organisational skills as well as good judgement in decision making under pressure.

- Good analytical skills and an ability to solve problems on a logical basis, and then communicate proposals and associated reasoning will be crucial to your success.

- You will have excellent MS Office skills, and experience using network modelling software packages such as PSS SINCAL would be advantageous.

- It is an essential requirement for this role that you have a full, current driving licence.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net-zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we're looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You'll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. You'll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net-zero, so team work will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger - an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.

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.

We're an equal opportunity employer and encourage applicants from all protected characteristics. We 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 closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you'd like to discuss any adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Stacey on 01738 342529.

Before starting at SSE, you'll need 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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