SHP Control & Operational Planning Engineer

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Working Differently Available
Location: Berkshire
Categories: Engineering

Location: Slough

Salary: SSE08 39,413 – 52,055 based on skills and experience + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Our 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.  As part of the control room team you will be responsible for the networks 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.

You will have responsibility of ensuring that electrical power distribution safety standards for EHV, HV and LV networks are adhered to, and also 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.

You will review 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 project delivery.

Your Skills and Experience

You will be an experienced Control Engineer and Senior Authorised Person (SAP) with significant operational experience in a control room and in the field.  You will have excellent knowledge of electrical power operation of EHV, HV and LV networks and associated assets and of electrical power industry regulatory standards for Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and the Distribution Code.

You will have experience with network control room software and SCADA systems, power system modelling, analysis and be able to clearly communicate results to stakeholders.  A degree in Electrical Engineering is advantageous.

Our Company

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 deliver multi-utility infrastructure and distributed energy networks for large scale developments across the UK, offering market leading solutions for our customers’ electricity, gas, water and heat needs.  We can bring significant investment, providing a range of funding and asset management options for utility infrastructure projects.

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 a number of primary and secondary substations including 33kV, 11kV and LV assets. In addition, currently there are ~1000 customer networks under Enterprise control.

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)

- Great share plans

- 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.

Closing date for applications is: 28th March 2019

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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.

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