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Senior Cable Policy Engineer

Reading, England, Berkshire
£47600 - £71600 per annum + car, bonus
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN offices or depots around the UK.

Salary: £47,600 - £71,600 + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

As a Senior Cable Policy Engineer, you will act as a technical authority, engaging deeply with every aspect of cable management within our distribution network. This pivotal role extends from developing specifications and ensuring compliance with the latest standards to managing substantial supply contracts and introducing new equipment. Your technical expertise will empower our team, drive innovation, and uphold our commitment to safety and efficiency.

Key responsibilities include:

- Overseeing and managing framework supply contracts valued over £100m, ensuring strategic equipment sourcing.

- Leading equipment specification, design, standardisation, and introducing new technologies to reduce lifecycle costs.

- Ensuring compliance with safety and environmental standards, significantly contributing to the health and safety culture.

In this role you will:

  • Serve as the technical authority within SSEN Distribution specifically for cables spanning LV to 132kV.

  • Develop, maintain and standardise cable specifications, reinforcing our commitment to safety, quality, and efficiency in distribution.

  • Manage significant supply contracts, ensuring sustainable and cost-effective procurement of essential materials.

  • Offer leadership in equipment specification and introduce innovative solutions to enhance reliability and performance.

  • Participate in national and international technical forums, shaping the future of cable standards and technology.

What do I need

We are looking for a highly skilled individual who excels in both technical expertise and leadership.

You'll have:

  • A thorough understanding of international and British Standards, with the competency to make key engineering judgements.

  • Proven leadership skills with a track record of effective team management and strategic decision-making.

  • Strong capability in managing significant change, demonstrating the ability to lead equipment roll-outs and innovations effectively.

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.

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 Stacey on 01738342529.

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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