Position: SHP CONTROL & OPERATIONAL PLANNING ENGINEER
Salary: GBP45000 - GBP59000 per annum
Ref: 522266_1571823630
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 23/10/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Slough

Salary: £45,000 - £59,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Enterprise comprises three companies: Contracting, Telecoms and Distributed Energy. SSE Enterprise Utilities is part of the Distributed Energy business of SSE plc. Distributed Energy offers a full range of services which contribute to the development of smart cities and smart places, in both public and private sectors. We finance, own, operate and maintain a broad portfolio, from electrical vehicle (EV) infrastructure, to distributed energy systems including renewable and low-carbon generation, energy storage and heat networks as well as building owning and adopting private HV networks. Were also proud to be at the forefront of using technology to help enable a low-carbon world. This involves providing customers with energy optimisation solutions through intelligent systems and offering platforms and connectivity to enable smart energy infrastructure and demand management services.

Slough Heat and Power (SHP) provides electrical power to the Slough Trading Estate by means of a private electrical power network. It owns and operates several primary and secondary substations including 33kV, 11kV and LV assets.

What is the Role

The Enterprise & SHP Control Room will manage the Operations & Maintenance of Slough Heat & Power as well as Private User HV/EHV networks across the UK.

Slough Heat and Power (SHP) provides electrical power to the Slough Trading Estate by means of a private electrical power network. It owns and operates several primary and secondary substations including 33kV, 11kV and LV assets. In addition, currently there are ~1000 customer networks under Enterprise control.

This role will support the operation of Enterprise and SHP Control Room, operational planning, network monitoring, running and switching operations as required for the existing network and its development plans and provide same services for customer driven new connection projects and network expansion in the SHP estate and SSE Enterprise.

As part of the control room team, the person will be responsible for the network safe operation and operational planning, while also contribute to the investment program to improve the heath index and network safety and deliver the growth strategy for the network.

The role will have responsibility of ensuring that electrical power distribution safety standards for EHV, HV and LV networks are adhered to, and support with the maintenance and development of processes and procedures for the control room and network safety operations to ensure that the network remains fully complaint with the technical, statutory and regulatory requirements and safety rules.

The role will include review of outage plans and switching schedules for new connection projects, diversions and network alternations as well as the active engagement with the project teams and SAPs throughout the project delivery for the execution of the outage plans.

As part of the role, the person is expected is to attend the control room during business hours and be available on stand-by as required. The person may be required to work in a full or part-shift pattern as required.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, you have will demonstrable knowledge of electrical power operation of EHV, HV and LV networks and associated assets combined with solid experience assessing network security, availability, performance and capabilities.

You will have previous experience as a Control Engineer and Senior Authorised Person (SAP) with significant operational practice in a control room and in the field including preparation of outage schedules.

A track record of fault restoration coordination of field engineers and SAPs and switching operations is also desirable and a Qualification in Electrical engineering (Degree, HNC) or with solid industry experience equivalent.

You should have previously used modelling/operating electrical networks using network control room software and SCADA systems, power system modelling, analysis and clear presentation of results by using spreadsheets.

With an excellent attention to detail, you will have the ability to identify issues or anomalies over sources of data, make decisions and solve problems with minimal input or support.

Strong communications skills are necessary to allow you to liaise and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

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 with 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.

Closing date for applications is: 5/11/2019