Position: Portfolio Investment Engineer (Network Planning)
Salary: GBP40201 - GBP53096 per annum
Ref: 521817_1580227064
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 28/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Portsmouth PO6 1UJ Or Swindon SN3 5EY

Salary: £40,201 - £53,096 depending on skills and experience + car allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent| Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Power Distribution, part of the SSE group, owns and operates two electricity distribution networks and one transmission network, comprising some 123,000 substations and 127,000km of overhead lines and underground cables, distributing electricity to 3.5 million homes and businesses in the North of Scotland and Southern England.

What is the Role?

Portfolio Management is part of SSEN's Asset Management directorate. The Portfolio Management team act as custodian of the 132kV, 33kV, 11kV and LV Primary and distribution network and is responsible for planning, technical development and overseeing investment in SSEN's distribution networks in the South of England. The team's responsibilities include investment management of the network to meet growth in renewable generation and new demand and identifying project solutions to improve the health and performance of the network. We're looking for a Portfolio Planning and Investment Engineer to help identify and manage the CAPEX and OPEX investment programme, ensuring our electricity network remains fully compliant with the technical and regulatory requirements of our licence.

Holding a key role within the Electricity Networks business, you will ensure that available funding is spent efficiently and effectively on secondary Voltage investments. You will work closely with a number of other teams in SSEN and will contribute to the planning and development of the distribution networks in line with the company's licence obligations and objectives set by the industry regulator in the Price Control Reviews. You will gain experience of working with other industry bodies, such as the industry regulator OFGEM, the UK Transmission Operator National Grid, and Renewable Developers.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role you will be educated to a minimum of HNC in Electrical Engineering and will have experience of working on DNO Primary and/or Distribution networks.

You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for providing excellent customer service - being able to demonstrate an ability to work well with external customers and consultants, and with other internal departments within SSEN. You will also have strong leadership and organisational skills as well as good judgement in decision making under pressure.

Good analytical skills and an ability to solve problems on a logical basis, and then communicate proposals and associated reasoning will be crucial to your success. You will have excellent MS Office skills, and although not essential, previous experience in using SINCAL/PSSE and Enmac (Power On) or similar systems would be highly desirable.

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

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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

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