Position: SHP EHV System Planning & Design Engineer
Salary: GBP45000 - GBP59000 per annum
Ref: 521688_1569421922
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 25/09/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Slough

Salary: £45,000 - £59,000 plus car allowance, company bonus and benefits

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Our Role

The SHP EHV System Planning and Design Engineer will support the network team within system planning and design functions for the existing network and its development plans and provide same services for customer driven new connection requests in the estate.

As part of the network team, the System Planning and Design Engineer will be responsible for the asset management and 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 standards and specifications for EHV, HV and LV networks are adhered to, maintained and developed accordingly to ensure that the network remains fully complaint with the technical and regulatory requirements.

Accountability for design and specification of new connection projects, diversions and network alternations as well as the active engagement with the project throughout the construction work and project delivery is also part of this position.

The System Planning and Design Engineer is expected is to attend client meetings and support the corporate governance process.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge and understanding of electrical power industry regulatory standards for Distribution Network Operators (DNO) and the Distribution Code. A strong understanding of network and engineering policy documents, practice and standards and of other DNOs policy documents is required.

You will currently have experience of National and Company safety legislation and rules as well as a clear understanding of large connection projects life cycle and stakeholder management.

Demonstrable knowledge of electrical power systems in planning, design, operation and development of the distribution system that includes the design of EHV, HV and LV networks and associated assets. A solid background of assessing network performance and capabilities at 33 and 11kV networks with a good understanding of LV networks; combined with design experience of 33/11 kV power systems in development, refurbishment and/or asset replacement projects.

You will have excellent skills in working with design specifications for electrical switchgear, transformers and substation drawings required for tendering purposes.

You will also have computer skills; modelling electrical networks using power systems analysis software, analysis and clear presentation of results, use of spreadsheets.

A qualification in Electrical engineering (Degree, HNC) or equivalent solid industry experience is required.

You will be a strong communicator, both verbally and written and be a skilled multi-tasker. With this, you will also bring excellent organisational and analytical skills with attention to detail and be able to assess diverse needs and prioritise proposals to achieve optimum investment in terms of overall business benefit.

Our Company

SSE Enterprise brings together five of SSEs businesses: Contracting, Rail, Slough Heat and Power, Telecoms and Utilities.

Working together with SSE's Business Energy team we can deliver the energy and related services to meet the needs of businesses across the United Kingdom. We provide industry leading business-to-business essential services across all the utilities. We deliver multi-utility networks, mechanical and electrical contracting, lighting solutions and telecoms for organisations of all sizes.

Our end-to-end solutions are designed to help our customers deal with their fundamental energy challenges.

Our Benefits

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)

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn't take long.

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

Closing date for applications is: 9th October 2019

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, well conduct some pre-employment checks.