Position: SHP Electrical Assets Engineer
Salary: GBP40000 - GBP53000 per annum
Ref: 522263_1569927048
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 01/10/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Slough

Salary: £40,000 - £53,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

What is the Role?

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.

This role will support the network team within asset and investment management functions for the existing network and its development plans and provide same services for new networks and assets as required.

As part of the network team, the person 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. Additionally, the person will focus on the optimisation of our asset management activities and on the introduction of innovative methods and technologies into the networks.

The role will have responsibility of ensuring that electrical power distribution standards and specifications for EHV, HV and LV assets are adhered to, maintained and developed accordingly in order to ensure that the assets remain fully complaint with the technical and regulatory requirements.

This position involves design and specification of asset maintenance and replacement projects, introduction of innovative projects and new technologies, as well as the active engagement with the project throughout the construction work and project delivery.

As part of the role, you are expected to attend stakeholder meetings and support the corporate governance process.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, you will have demonstrable knowledge of asset management principles and methods; asset health index and condition assessment, risk evaluation and management and maintenance planning.

Experience in electrical power systems operation and maintenance including understanding of asset design and specifications at LV, HV and EHV networks; solid knowledge in asset condition assessment, performance and capabilities at LV, 11 and 33kV. You will also have design and project management experience of LV, 11 and 33kV power systems in maintenance; refurbishment and/or asset replacement projects, experience in asset specifications at LV, 11 and 33kV including electrical switchgear and transformers and skilled in fault investigations and root cause analysis for LV, 11kV and 33kV assets and preparation of technical reports with engineering recommendations.

An understanding of business drivers, strategy, and the development and implementation of asset management plans to deliver on business required thus you should be skilled in cost and benefit analysis of investment options to make informed decisions.

Knowledge of electrical power industry regulatory standards for Distribution Network Operators and an understanding of network and engineering policy documents, practice and standards is essential.

The ideal candidate will be a Degree educated electrical engineer (or equivalent), with solid experience in maintenance and asset management. You will be computer literate with prior use of Asset management systems and databases and excellent use of spreadsheets.

You will be an excellent communicator both written and verbally with the ability to multitask and complete successfully complex functions. An important factor is to have excellent organisational and analytical skills with thorough attention to detail.

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

Our Benefits

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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 with myself Debbie McMillan or sse.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and thats 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.