Fixed Link Network Planner

Scotland, Glasgow
17 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Fixed Link Network Planner

Location: Perth, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Reading, Portsmouth

Salary: up to £52,055 depending on skills and experience

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Our Role

The Operational Technology (OT) team within Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, design, build and support the industrial control, communication and monitoring systems that are used to operate and manage the primary assets within the electricity network. This particular role focuses on our telecommunications network and the strategy to ensure all of our sites are fully connected and operational.

We have an opportunity for a Fixed Link Network Planner to join our team. You'll be responsible for the creation of a technical strategy with associated network plans/designs to connect and install a standard telecommunications fitout in all primary, grid and supergrid substations. In addition, you'll produce the Project Development to enable the realisation of the technical strategy.

With a strategic focus, you'll also develop and produce plans and designs for future projects and initiatives across the business, acting as a subject matter expert for any enquires received in regards to our fixed link network. Further to this, you'll continually keep an eye on the telecommunications and industrial controls market, ensuring we are utilising the tools available to us and exploring new and innovative ways to improve our networks. As a multi-skilled team, we will also look to you to contribute and support our Technology training plans to support our goal of continual improvement.

Your Skills and Experience

To ensure you get the most from your role, we ask for you to hold some key skills and experience. You should have knowledge, or experience in, the design and operation of communications networks; ideally within a regulated environment such as ours. A degree level qualification (or equivalent) in Electronics Engineering or a similar subject is essential, as is a strong knowledge of industrial control systems and the application of cyber security. It is key that you can demonstrate an understanding of various telecommunications infrastructure technologies such as fibre optic cabling, data networking, multiplexers, microwave radio and ancillary site equipment.

Whilst the above is important, we also look for our employees to be excellent communicators. As such, you'll possess an ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels and be able to convey complex messages in an easy to understand manner. Your organisation skills will be second to none, and you will have a keen eye for detail.

Our Company

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.

Our Engineering and Investment teams provide the asset data, asset decision making standards and innovation to make this happen so that our front line customer staff have the tools to delight our customers and can carry out their job safely. We set the investment strategy, engineering standards and the network development plans for the Distribution business, ensuring we getting the most from our Network, and getting the most for our customers.

Our Benefits

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.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 2nd September 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.

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