Network and System Planning Engineers

 
  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Jul 22, 2021
Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Reading

Salary:£41,307 - £61,175 + 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?

We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Connections System Planning Engineer to cater for the growth in large demand and renewable generation connections and manage our CAPEX investment programme to ensure that our electricity networks remain fully compliant with the technical and regulatory requirements of our license. In this role you will:

- Identify and specify the works required to optimise the performance and condition of the existing assets.

- Produce documentation supporting our statutory license conditions.

- Analyse the capability of our networks to accommodate both demand and high-volume generation connections and specify innovative technical solutions.

- Work closely with the design and delivery teams to ensure the network is developed in the most economic, efficient and co-ordinated manner.

- Ensure that the learning from our on-going high-profile low carbon innovation projects are transferred and embedded into our day-to-day Planning function.

What do I need?

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

- A minimum HNC level in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

- A detailed knowledge of power systems networks.

- Commercial awareness and have a passion for developing innovative solutions.

- Excellent communication skills with the ability to produce reasoned justifications in structured written reports.

- An organised nature, allowing you to plan and prioritise your workload to achieve demanding targets and deadlines.

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 at [email protected] or on 01738 340826.

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.

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