Position: Planning Engineer
Salary: GBP31500 - GBP47900 per annum + + annual bonus
Ref: 522022_1572345669
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 29/10/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth

Salary: £31,500 - £47,900 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with Flexible working patterns available | 37 hours

About the Department

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.

What is the Role?

As a Planning Engineer, you'll play a pivotal role in planning and scheduling services across a wide range of projects for the Transmission Business Unit. You'll be responsible for a portfolio of diverse projects at different stages of their lifecycle, from inception and early planning, through to construction and sign off. You'll work closely with your colleagues in various departments to ensure all required elements are captured and being carried out effectively; you'll also have the opportunity to visit the sites regularly, allowing you hands-on insight into the projects.

This role is varied, and a typical day will involve speaking to different disciplines to gather updates, reviewing contractor programmes and incorporating them into internal schedules, attending progress meetings and producing progress reports for various stakeholders. This is a good opportunity to also learn and understand more about our Ofgem requirements, and how we develop business plans to support these requirements in our projects.

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 hold a qualification in a relevant discipline, to a minimum SVQ/NVQ level 5, in a field such as construction management, engineering, project management, or related technical field. If you don't hold a qualification, equivalent experience is also great. You'll also hold skills in using various planning and scheduling systems, or project/program-planning software; we use Primavera P6, so any experience with this system is a bonus.

You should also hold experience in a similar role and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Energy industry, and the nature of our market. Your role will involve liaising and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders, therefore it is crucial that you have excellent communication skills, along with outstanding organisation and customer relationship skills.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch at: 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 its 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.

Job Benefits:

+ annual bonus