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Senior System Planning and Investment Engineer

Perth & Kinross, Scotland, Perth / Scotland, Glasgow
£55200 - £70000 per annum + performance related bonus/pension
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

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Design, Electrical, Systems
Power, Renewables
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About the Role

Base Location: Perth or Glasgow

Salary: up to £70,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

This is a key role within the Regional System Planning and Investment Team. The team perform a critical function within the SSEN Transmission business, with specialist technical capability and experience to undertake system studies and designs required to plan the current and future Transmission network, and ensure that safety, security of supply and performance of the network is maintained in accordance with required planning standards, Grid Code, SQSS and other licence obligations. The continued growth in renewable generation in the north of Scotland is presenting us with exciting challenges in how we integrate these onto our network while ensuring that the technical performance of the system is maintained. The role of the Senior System Planning and Investment Engineer is an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to our strategic vision to facilitate the GB transition to a low carbon future. You will have technical/functional lead responsibility but this role will not have any line management responsibilities.

The duties and responsibilities of the Senior System Planning and Investment Engineers are:

- Carry out, review and direct, where appropriate, Feasibility studies, power system studies, technical assessments, planning and development of the Transmission network.

- Lead, coordinate and govern specific technical or functional area across teams in Transmission System and Investment Planning, e.g. System Analysis and Design.

- Ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory and licence requirements in the most economic, efficient and co-ordinated manner.

- Present study findings to a range of audiences both internal and external to SSEN Transmission.

- Review and lead production of Business and Investment Cases.

What do I need?

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

- A degree (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering discipline and ideally be a Chartered Engineer in a relevant institution.

- Demonstrable experience in detailed power systems analysis and a working knowledge of regulatory investment techniques, ideally within the transmission industry.

- Working knowledge of the industry technical codes and standards and a good understanding of the statutory and licence obligations under which SSEN Transmission operates.

- Ability to write clear and well-structured investment reports and possess excellent communication skills for presenting information to influence and guide investment decisions.

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

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all - we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

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 Stephanie at / 01738 342963.

EXTERNAL: 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.

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


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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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