Job Title: Connections Designer
Location: South of England; base locations include Slough, West London, Reading, Oxford, Melksham, Poole, New Forest, Portsmouth or Aldershot
Salary: up to £45,066 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance
Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week
As a Connections Designer, your role is a pivotal one, helping to ensure Guaranteed Standards are met when providing quotations for new connections for customers. By providing customer with designs and quotations for both import and export connections to our network, you ensure we are delivering the highest level of service.
Your projects will be varied, and will involve large housing and industrial developments, with capacities in excess of 250kVA. The capacities you will design will predominantly be between 250kVA and 5MW, and will connect to the 11kV network. Projects may also include the connection of distributed generation equipment, under Engineering Recommendation Document G59.
Due to the regulated nature of our business, all timescales set for our connections projects are heavily monitored, and therefore must be produced and issued to customers within the Guaranteed Standards timescales. In line with regulation, all our designs must be compliant with all appropriate rules and regulations in place, as well as meeting all engineering specifications and financial targets.
To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you have excellent working knowledge of both low and high voltage distribution and Power Systems networks, with an ability to create designs which promote safety throughout. If you have a relevant electrical qualification that would be great, however equivalent work experience is also accepted. You’ll be a strong communicator, with excellent organisation skills and a strength in developing and nourishing positive working relationships. You’ll have the opportunity to visit your clients, therefore, a valid UK driving licence is also required. If you have experience within PROMIS, GIS and SIMS technology that’s an added bonus, but if not, you should have a flair for picking up and working with new IT systems. Last but certainly not least, you’ll have a special appreciation for safety, and ensuring our safety values are at the forefront of your working.
At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England. Our customers are served by over 4,000 employees based in major offices and depots across the regions we operate in including Reading, Portsmouth, Perth and Inverness. Our mission is to power our community, and we’d like you to join our journey.
With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days, with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.
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We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, therefore advise that you apply as soon as you can.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.