Position: System Planning Engineer
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 523934_1589882685
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 19/05/2020
Expiry Date: 16/06/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading, Berkshire

Salary: £46,319 - £61,175 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time - 37 Hours Per Week | Flexible Working Patterns Available

About the Department

Operations are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.

What is the Role?

We have an excellent opportunity for an commercially aware individual to join our System Planning team within our Scottish and Southern Electricity Network (SSEN) business. In this role you'll be providing the business with technical expertise regarding network asset investment, network flexibility and smart solutions, cost benefit analysis to ensure network compliance and to ensure investment decision making is neutral, independent and transparent. You'll be required to assess all economically viable solutions and make recommendation for the most efficient network intervention to meet the current and future requirements of our network.

Your technical experience will be invaluable as you manage technical and financial assessments, collection and interpretation of large volumes of complex network and costs data, and present this in an easily digestible format for internal and external stakeholders and regulators, including OFGEM. For Connections & Diversion customer enquiries on reinforcement decisions, you'll provide technical expertise at meetings with large commercial and industrial clients and consultant to resolve complaints and drive improvements. You'll also be required to confidently represent SSEN as a technical expert at UK-wide industry forums and working parties, and contribute to the development of new/revised Engineering Recommendations and Engineering Technical Reports.

What do I need?

You will be degree qualified or have equivalent experience and essential to this role will be your technical understanding of distribution networks, and ability to carry out complex network and cost benefit modelling and can demonstrate the following skills:

- The ability of interpret large volumes of complex data and display in a digestible format to stakeholders.
- Ability to conduct a cost benefit analysis for the strategic investment case
- Experience of embedding and promoting a safety culture.
- Financial management and commercially astute.
- Excellent communication skills, and able to engage with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external.

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

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch Emma Malcolm () Well let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.

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 it's 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.