System Development Engineer
Salary: £35,147 - £46,418 depending on skills and experience
Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week
Within the System Development team, you will be responsible for assisting with the technical and operational development of our Distribution Management System. You will also assist the wider business as a technical expert, considering all aspects of System Operation to ensure that our systems are effective.
Currently, the main focus of the role is the rollout of network automation schemes as our field engineers install new plant. However, over the coming years, there are a number of new systems and upgrades approaching, and a flexible and innovative approach will be the key to maximising the benefits they can deliver.
You will be expected to develop to a high level of commissioning ability and SCADA system knowledge, alongside progressing towards Control Engineer authorisation. As part of the Control Centre team, you will also be expected to assist during severe weather or large scale events, which may require a level of response in excess of normal business commitments.
Your Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will currently be working within a technical role in the electricity industry and hold a minimum HNC in Electrical Engineering or other relevant discipline. In addition you will have a range of Distribution Operations and/or technical knowledge of the electricity distribution network and have field experience to SAP level.
You'll be a great team worker and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with a keen eye for detail. Having excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work accurately and independently is essential. 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 3.8 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, 19 December 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.