Salary: £41,307 - £54,556 depending on skills and experience
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full time, 37 hours | Flexible working patterns available
What is the Role?
SSEN require an Outage Planner (Power System Engineer) to be part of our Operational Planning team managing outages on our EHV network (132 kV and 33 kV). Ideally working towards Chartership, an Outage Planner is central to the efficient running of our distribution network as we move towards becoming a DSO. The role will involve working with Control Engineers, Protection Engineers, System Planners, Design Engineers, Field Unit Engineers, National Grid (NGESO and NGET), EHV DER customers, other DNOs, SSEN Management, Project Managers and Cartographers to name a few.
The Outage Planner is a key role within the control room and is at the heart of the Distribution Network. The control room monitors SSENs southern network which has over 3.1 million customers and is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Outage Planner role has the option to work flexibly, completing 37 hours over 4 or 5 days, Monday to Friday, with flexible start times.
Due to a substantial increase in Distribution Generation, along with new technologies such as Active Network Management Schemes, the Distribution system is more active than ever; as such we are looking for an agile and highly skilled Power Systems Engineer. You will be responsible for power system analysis, namely managing planned outages and faults on our network whilst ensuring our network is as secure as possible and minimising impact to customers.
What do I need?
To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you have the following ;
- previous engineering experience within a distribution network, ideally working with EHV networks.
- degree in Electrical Engineering; relevant equivalent experience will also be considered
- experience performing power systems studies using PSS/E or similar
- strategic mind-set with the ability to act quickly whilst maintaining a high degree of precision; in this fast-paced environment, a need for high accuracy is fundamental to our success
- excellent organisational skills with an ability to work to deadlines, and to shift priorities depending on unplanned circumstance
Whilst the above skills and experience are important, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our team;
- high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority
- outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high-level service at all times
- excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external
- sound knowledge of IT, namely Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook; a flair for picking up new IT systems is a great advantage
- enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities
Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.
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