Transmission Control Engineer
Job Title: Transmission Control Engineer (Control Room)
Salary: Up to £58,371 depending on skills and experience
Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week
Our network is in a period of rapid expansion in response to the significant growth in renewable generation connections meeting the UK climate change and renewable generation targets. This expansion includes the introduction of new technologies such as DC Subsea Links alongside circuit upgrades such as the Beauly / Denny 400 kV reinforcement.
Due to this growth, we have exciting and challenging opportunities for Transmission Control Engineers based within our Transmission Control Centre in Perth. We are looking for an experienced engineer to join our day team who will ensure that these changes are safely delivered onto the live network within the control centre. This role will involve the coordination of commissioning programs and operational data, power system analysis and ensuring the provision of appropriate SCADA displays and PSS/E models prior to network changes. In real time, commissioning and switching up to 400kV with the opportunity of moving to the next level.
Your Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will hold a minimum of an HNC in electrical engineering and will have been authorised to SAP level. You will have a relevant background in power system operation and will possess strong communication skills and the ability to communicate complex issues effectively to a diverse range of stakeholders. We are looking for team players who will work well in a knowledge sharing culture. You will be able to demonstrate a flexible and proactive approach to work in order to achieve results and will thrive under pressure.
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.
Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible 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.
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: Tuesday 21st August 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.