Position: Networks Connections Designer
Salary: GBP36836 - GBP54556 per annum
Ref: 524110_1595930982
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 28/07/2020
Expiry Date: 25/08/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Inverness

Salary: £36,836 - £54,556 depending on experience, plus excellent benefits package

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

Our SSEN Distribution Commercial and Connections teams are the first point of contact for customers wishing to have a new electricity connection, increase the size of their existing connection, install generation, or move the equipment supplying their property. We're here to help whether our customers are building a single home, housing development, industrial development, generation development or independent distribution network. Our responsibility is to respond to challenging changes in our licence obligations, growing levels of competition and play a key role in progression to a low carbon future.

What is the Role?

We are looking to recruit a new connections designer to join our Commercial team in Inverness. This area of the business is responding to challenging changes in our licence obligations, growing levels of competition and playing a key role in progression to a low carbon future.

A Connections Designer, your role is a pivotal one, helping to ensure Guaranteed Standards are met when providing quotations for new connections for customers. By providing customer with designs and quotations for both import and export connections to our network, you ensure we are delivering the highest level of service.

Your projects will be varied, and will involve designing, costing and quoting new electrical connections for domestic, commercial and industrial developments, at voltages up to 33kV. Projects may also include the connection of distributed generation equipment, under Engineering Recommendation Document G98/99.

Due to the regulated nature of our business, all timescales set for our connections projects are heavily monitored, and therefore must be produced and issued to customers within the Guaranteed Standards timescales. In line with regulation, all our designs must be compliant with all appropriate rules and regulations in place, as well as meeting all engineering specifications and financial targets.

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you have excellent working knowledge of both low and high voltage distribution and Power Systems networks, with an ability to create designs which promote safety throughout. Have relevant electrical qualifications such as an HNC, and ideally have previous experience in a power systems environment.

You'll be a strong communicator, with excellent organisation skills and a strength in developing and nourishing positive working relationships. You'll have the opportunity to visit your clients, therefore, a valid UK driving licence is also required. If you have experience within PROMIS, Electric Office and office 365 technology that's a bonus, but if not, you should have a flair for picking up and working with new IT systems. Last but certainly not least, you'll have a special appreciation for safety, and ensuring our safety values are at the forefront of your working.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.