Protection Commissioning Engineer
Job Title: Protection Commissioning Engineer
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £48,121 - £63,551 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance
Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week
The Strategic Investment Technical services Group are a focused team specialising in the design, construction and commissioning of protection and control systems within the Distribution network. Due to continued growth we are recruiting a Protection Commissioning Engineer to join the Technical Services Protection and Control Team.
The Protection Commissioning Engineer will promote operational safety across the Distribution network in the South, developing safe systems of work, identifying how protection schemes can assist in network safety. Working with trainee engineers as well as with other experienced commissioning engineers, you will be responsible for ensuring that protection schemes are commissioned and maintained correctly, Ensuring the network operates safely and effectively. You will also ensure all plant and equipment information is recorded and added to the SEPD asset database.
Your Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role you will preferably be Senior Authorised to 33Kv with SFT or working towards this level, experienced in a similar role commissioning and maintaining protection schemes. Knowledge of protection grading and settings calculations is desirable.
Managing safety is essential and you will be confident in fault finding and be proactive in finding solutions and developing improvements. You will be an excellent team player and be comfortable engaging with key stakeholders across the business with demonstrable experience managing sub-contractors and third-party vendors.
A minimum HNC in a relevant subject is preferred, in addition to experience in this field with a DNO or a supplier to the industry.
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.
Operations are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.
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 (inclusive of public holidays), 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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Closing date for applications is: Sunday 25th March 2018
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.