Planning and Investment Engineer

£38,265 - £50,539
11 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017



Salary: £38,265 - £50,539 depending on skills and experience + car allowance

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across Scotland and Central Southern England. Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks we are keeping our customers’ lives comfortable, warm and well lit, no matter what. Our focus on people helps us understand the needs of the community and deliver the best service possible – no excuses. We’ve worked on our networks for over 70 years to meet the changing needs of our customers. We are ready to meet the challenges ahead. We’re powering our community.

Due to expanded growth, an opportunity has arisen for an Investment Engineer to join our Investments Team based in either our Swindon or Portsmouth office.

The Planning and Investment team act as custodian of the 132kV, 33kV, 11kV and LV Primary and distribution network, provide the business with technical expertise in terms of carrying out all aspects of the technical assessment, planning and development of the distribution network to ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory and licence requirements in the most economic, efficient and co-ordinated manner. Assess network performance, asset condition and network capacity and make recommendations for improvements to meet the current and future requirements of SSEPD and deliver regulatory outputs, maximise incentives to ensure the primary network is fit for purpose. Assess network capability and provide POC assessments for new demand connections.

You will hold a key role within the Electricity Networks business, ensuring that available Capital is spent efficiently and effectively on investments. Prioritising investment decisions around substation and switchgear replacement will form part of your responsibilities as will monitoring the networks to identifying performance improvements, security issues and ensuring we are operating compliantly within our License. In addition you will be assisting Wayleave Officers with termination cases, providing an engineering solution and business support in order to reduce both the financial and electrical impact on the network and business.

To be successful in this role you will be educated to a minimum of HNC level in Electrical Engineering and have experience of working on DNO Primary and or Distribution networks. You will be required to demonstrate an ability to work well with external customers and consultants, and with other internal departments within SSEPD. You will be able to show strong communication, leadership and organisational skills and have good judgement in decision making under pressure.

As such you should possess good analytical skills, an ability to solve problems on a logical basis, and then communicate proposals and associated reasoning. It is essential that you have experience of using MS Office, and it is desirable that you have previous experience in using SINCAL / PSSE and Enmac (Power On) or similar systems.

Closing date for applications is: 24th September 2017

For us it's not just about being good at what you do - it's about enjoying what you do, too. We will encourage and empower you to be innovative, share your great ideas, and do work that you can be proud of. In return for being your best for our customers, you'll also enjoy a variety of benefits and development opportunities. On top of a competitive salary, you'll enjoy generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. As a courtesy, internal candidates should please notify their line manager prior to submitting their application. Successful candidates will be subject to the company's verification and vetting process which includes a basic criminal record check.


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