Telecoms Asset & Development Manager

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Apr 6, 2021
Technology, Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Perthshire, Berkshire or Dorset

Salary: £51,946 - £68,603 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

Working within our Operational Technology team, you’ll help facilitate data collection, automatic operation from protection or software, and manual action from an operator. This includes all software and hardware between the screens and keyboards of engineers, to the terminals of the switch or device on the LV, HV or EHV network. In this role you will:

- support the Asset Management of our communication systems, ensuring satisfactory performance, whilst finding ways to reduce risk and balance cost through the continuous improvement of processes

- work closely with key internal stakeholders to deliver a robust communications solution that facilitates the safe operation of the Electricity Networks while maintaining system integrity

- act as a technical expert in your field and represent SSEN as a key stakeholder and primary consultant for future communication requirements within the industry

- work closely with stakeholders within the SSEN business to develop and review business cases for communications projects to be presented to the Board, assessing various options and analysing the most beneficial cost vs risk solutions

- ensure the communications systems adhere to SSEN and industry wide compliance and regulation

What do I need?

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

- a Degree level (or equivalent) qualification in Electronics Engineering or another related discipline

- previous industry experience and an understanding of governance applied to safety critical engineering processes, risk assessment and mitigation processes

- a working knowledge in multiple systems and associated architecture in some or all of the following; Microwave, Fibre, Data Networking, TSAT, VSAT, Scanning Radio, LTE, PMR, GPRS, PDH/SDH Mux, meshed networks

- a commercial awareness with an understanding of the cost versus risk profile for Customer Interruptions & Customer Minutes Lost (CI’s & CML’s)

- the ability to develop and implement engineering strategy with a proven record of implementing new ideas

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Andy on [email protected] or 01738 457598.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.