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System Planning & Investment Engineer Opportunities

Glasgow, Scotland / Perth & Kinross, Perth, Scotland
performance related bonus, pension
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Design, Electrical, Systems
Environment, Power, Renewables
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About the Role

Base Location: Perth or Glasgow. Hybrid working with a split between home and office is available for this role to support your work/life balance.

Salary: COMPETITIVE + performance bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

Due to continued growth of SSEN Transmission, we have several exciting opportunities for System Planning and Investment Engineers with interest in technical and/or policy areas associated with network planning to join our ever-growing team. Undertaking power system planning for the integration of low carbon generation and related technologies onto the transmission system in North Scotland with a real opportunity to develop your career in power system analysis of modern networks.

Lack experience but are still interested?

If you have a background in power systems or at an early stage in in your career in electrical power systems and looking to move into system planning and investment, please do apply. We may be able to offer a role at a Trainee level with the opportunity to transition to an Engineer once the necessary experience has been gained. We would welcome applications from Post Graduates & PHD students who have completed or are about to complete their studies.

What is the Role?

The key duties & responsibilities will include:

- Undertake power system analysis including technical assessments of generator and demand customer connection applications.

- Preparation of technical reports, providing input into commercial reports and business cases.

- Assess the capability of the transmission network against a range of future scenarios and network contingencies.

- Support the development of network planning policies through working group participation and engagement with internal and external partners and stakeholders.

- Engage with multi-disciplinary teams throughout the business to identify and assess whole system solutions to meet system needs.

- Support the development and detailed design of projects through the justification of investment cases and undertaking system studies to underpin these.

What do I need?

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

- Experience in power system analysis, design and planning, ideally within electricity transmission.

- Working knowledge of electrical theory and experience in using power system analysis tools such as PSSE, Power Factory or similar.

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

- Desire to participate in and influence the changes required to industry frameworks needed to develop a network for net zero

- Ability to write clear and well-structured technical reports, policies and network requirements and provide focused information for senior management.

- A tertiary qualification in Engineering, Physics or other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses.

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 or 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.





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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