Senior Planning Engineer
Job Title: Senior Planning Engineer - Transmission
Salary: £36,500 - £55,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus
Permanent| Full Time Hours|37 hours per week
The Senior Planning Engineer role plays is pivotal in supporting planning and scheduling services across a wide range of projects for the Transmission Business Unit. Serving as a technical expert in your department, you will work with various stakeholders, both internal and external, to plan and schedule full projects from conception to completion. Your responsibilities will be wide spanning and will allow you to supervise, create, implement and execute to agreed milestones and deadlines, whilst working to effectively mitigate risks.
Your Skills and Experience
To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you hold a qualification in a relevant discipline, to a minimum SVQ/NVQ level 5, in a field such as planning, construction management, engineering, project management, or related technical field - equivalent experience will also be considered. You will have extensive experience within utilities, with a sound understanding of the Networks business; knowledge of the Transmission business would be advantageous.
You should have the ability to pick up new IT software, and effectively use company-standard planning and scheduling systems, including project or program specific systems; we use Primavera P6 in our teams, so extensive experience using this is essential. Sound knowledge of general IT systems such as the Microsoft suite is also essential. Your role will involve liaising and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders, therefore it is crucial that you have excellent communication skills, along with outstanding organisation and customer relationship skills.
This is a busy and varied role therefore excellent time management and organisation skills are essential. You will be able to work flexibly and resourcefully delivering quality outputs and ensuring that all relevant parties expectations are met, along with demonstrating resilience in rapidly changing environments. You will thrive in an environment of teamwork and will enjoy going the extra mile to ensure colleagues are supported, including mentoring lesser experienced team members.
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 the north of 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.
We are part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, operating under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland.
We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain. We take the electricity generated from various sources, and transport it to areas of demand around our towns and cities.
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities
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Closing date for applications is: Friday 20th July 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.