Outage Planning Engineer
Job Title: Outage Planning Engineer
Salary: £39,413 - £52,055 depending on skills and experience
Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week
Within the Outage Planning team, you will be expected to prepare, manage and take ownership of the SHEPD network outage programme. As part of this, you will actively analyse and challenge the risk associated with specific outages and any potential conflicts within the overall plan. In addition, you'll promote SHEPD's Network Access Policy internally and externally while ensuring compliance with our license obligations.
Within the Control Centre, you will also be expected to assist in a number of varied tasks, including response to severe weather or large scale events, which may require a level of response in excess of normal business commitments.
We will provide comprehensive training to develop your knowledge of our Distribution Network throughout the North of Scotland. It will cover the operational and technical aspects of the job while developing your knowledge of the wider industry and commercial understanding. These are exciting times for us, brought about by our ever growing network and the opportunities that the transition to DSO offers.
Your Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will have previous experience as an engineer within a Distribution or Transmission Network Operator. You will have or be working towards a HNC level qualification in a suitable discipline however relevant engineering experience will be considered.
You should be confident working alongside key stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally with an appetite for building strong, lasting relationships. Ideally you will have comprehensive commercial knowledge and experience although this is not essential.
At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.8 million homes across the North of Scotland and Central Southern England.
Our Distribution Control Centre is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of supplies to all our customers, every hour of every day, while maintaining, upgrading and reinforcing our existing network. We are actively involved in all aspects of any work carried out on our system, from external engagement and planning prior, to the reporting afterwards.
We are currently transitioning towards operating as a Distribution System Operator as part of an industry wide change, which will present both challenges and opportunities as we begin to operate an active network and accessible market, supporting whole system optimisation.
Our priority and the priority of the wider business is safety, both for our internal staff, and for every one of our customers. We will play a major part in the business's SHE strategy to reduce our injury rate by 50% by 2020 so a passion for safety is vital to be an effective part of our team.
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 plans
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Closing date for applications is: Wednesday, 31 October 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.