Job Title: Telecomms Asset Manager
Location: Flexible; Reading, Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness
Salary: £48,121– £ 63,551 depending on skills and experience
Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week
Your role will support the Asset Management of the Networks Business communication systems ensuring the satisfactory performance of the system and continuous improvement of processes to find ways to reduce risk and balance cost. You’ll work closely with key internal stakeholders to deliver a robust communications solution that facilitates the safe operation of the Electricity Networks while maintaining system integrity.
You will be a technical expert in your field and represent SSEN as a key stakeholder and primary consultant for future communication requirements within the industry. You will work closely with stakeholders within the SSEN business to developing and reviewing business cases for communications projects to be presented to the Board, assessing various options and analysing the most beneficial cost v risk solutions. Your role will be pivotal at ensuring the communications systems adhere to SSEN and industry wide compliance and regulation.
Your Skills and Experience
Ideally you will hold a Degree level qualification in Electronics Engineering or another related discipline; previous industry experience and an understanding of governance applied to safety critical engineering processes is essential with a thorough understanding of Risk Assessment and mitigation processes.
You’ll have a good theoretical and practical understanding of telecommunication systems and will have a working knowledge in multiple systems and associated architecture in some or all of the following; Microwave, Fibre, Data Networking, TSAT, VSAT, Scanning Radio, LTE, PMR, GPRS, PDH/SDH Mux, meshed networks and identifying other technologies that can facilitate a smooth transition to Distribution System Operator model.
You will have the ability to develop and implement engineering strategy with a proven record of implementing new ideas and be comfortable presenting complex technical information and documents in an easy to understand format to a variety of audiences. You’ll be commercially astute with an understanding of the cost versus risk profile for Customer Interruptions & Customer Minutes Lost.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential for this role with the ability to persuade and influence key internal stakeholders to do the right thing for Networks and the wider SSE. You’ll be a team player who is motivated and driven to succeed.
At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.
Our Engineering and Investment teams provide the asset data, asset decision making standards and innovation to make this happen so that our front-line customer staff have the tools to delight our customers and can carry out their job safely. We set the investment strategy, engineering standards and the network development plans for the Distribution business, ensuring we getting the most from our Network, and getting the most for our customers.
With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.
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Closing date for applications is: Sunday 25th February 2018
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, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.