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Outage Planning Engineer

Employer
SSE
Location
Perth, Scotland, Perth & Kinross
Salary
£49559 - £56757 per annum
Closing date
11 Apr 2024
Reference
548483

Job Details

Base Location: Perth

Candidates for this role will be required to obtain vetting to SC level through UK Government. The criteria normally includes 5 years UK residency, further information can be found here: United Kingdom Security Vetting: Applicant - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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

Working Pattern: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract | Full Time | Flexible First options available

An opportunity has arisen for a Distribution Outage Planning Engineer to join the Outage Planning team within the Distribution Control Centre North to cover maternity leave. As a Distribution Outage Planning Engineer you will, as part of a team coordinate and consider the needs of multiple stakeholders in order to deliver a workable annual outage programme. You will be expected to consider system security, ensuring that the programme is realistic and achievable, and obtaining client approval, in order to rebuild the network, deliver the construction programme, and make sure security of supply is maintained. This will be a key role in ensuring the flexible response of our networks on a real time and future basis, working closely with our Control Engineers and regional Engineers to offer guidance and assistance.

- In this role youll prepare, manage and take ownership of the SHEPD HV outage process, understand and analyse the risk associated with specific outages and associated many interactions.

- Additional responsibilities will include regular engagement with internal teams such as Investment Planning, Flexible Solutions and Commercial as well as externally with Distributed Connected Generators and the System Operator.

- You will be required to confirm network compliance with relative engineering standards, youll promote the Distribution Network Access Policy, Distribution and Grid Code to ensure compliance with the license obligations.

Depending on experience you could also be expected to undertake the following

- Running operational studies on a real time and preparatory basis to ensure that the high levels of generation on the network in the North of Scotland can be effectively managed to ensure maximum utilisation of the system.

- Carry out network contingency studies and provide reports to internal stakeholders.

- Prepare, manage and take ownership of the SHEPD HV outage process, understand and analyse the risk associated with specific outages and associated many interactions.



What do I need?

To succeed in this role, you should be qualified to a minimum HNC level in Electrical Power Engineering or similar subject, have detailed knowledge of the operation and nature of a power distribution system and be commercially aware. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a passion for solving problems by developing cost efficient solutions and an ability to drive business strategies.

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

- An HNC (or equivalent) level in Electrical Power Engineering or similar subject, have detailed knowledge of the operation and nature of a power distribution system and be commercially aware.

- Experience using network modelling software packages such as PSS®E, PSS®Sincal and/or Power Factory would be preferred but not essential.

- A confident communicator with the ability to produce reasoned justifications in structured written reports and be comfortable organising, planning and prioritising your workload to achieve demanding targets and deadlines.

- Demonstrate a passion for solving problems by developing cost efficient solutions and an ability to drive business strategies.



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. Youll 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.

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 Louise on 01738 351698.

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.

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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