Transmission Planning & Investment Engineer
Job Title: Transmission Planning & Investment Engineer
Location: Glasgow or Perth
Salary: Competitive salary + annual bonus + excellent benefits package
Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week
As a Transmission Planning & Investment Engineer, you'll have an outstanding opportunity to work on the development of our transmission network, acting as custodian and subject matter expert for the technical knowledge that is one of the team's primary roles. You'll carry out specialist power systems studies, underpinning investment decisions, and supporting our wider network development strategy as well as ensuring technical performance is fully understood and within acceptable limits. You'll work closely within the team to engage with our internal and external customers, ensuring expectations are managed, and met efficiently; your project portfolio will involve a variety of activities ranging from project design and governance to computer modelling of the network to ensuring integration of new technologies such as active network management systems, alternative conductor types, statcoms and HVDC links.
Part of your role will involve assessing the technical capability of the transmission network. You'll work to identify and develop reinforcement proposals for future development against particular technical and economic criteria, as well as supporting bespoke network CAPEX investment projects from initial conception through to investment review. This role is a great opportunity to learn about our business and be part of a diverse and skilled team.
Your Skills and Experience
We ask that you have an educational qualification in Electrical Engineering to a minimum of degree level, preferably with experience working in a similar field or company. You'll ideally hold experience within our industry, and have knowledge of the electricity network and the wider market we operate in. Relevant experience and knowledge would include power system design and modelling, operation, protection and safety of high voltage electricity networks, and an appreciation for the purpose and characteristics of each individual component.
We'll look to you as a subject matter expert providing support to decision making; therefore you should hold the ability to convey complex messages in an easy to understand manner. In addition, you'll have good project management skills with an ability to successfully complete work to deadlines and undertake high pressured briefs. Above all, you'll be motivated to learn in your role, and look to work within the team to provide expertise and process improvement suggestions where possible.
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.
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: 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.