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Control & Operational Planning Engineer


SSE UK
Location: Slough
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Planning Jobs
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Base Location: Slough

Salary: Competitive + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | with flexible working options available

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.

The Enterprise & SHP Control Centre will manage the Operations & Maintenance of Slough Heat & Power as well as other private EHV/HV networks across the UK.

Your key responsibilities will include:

- Ensuring the safe control, reliable operation and improved performance of the Enterprise & SHP distribution networks, through operational planning, network monitoring and controlling of switching operations

- Actively contribute to the investment program to improve the heath index and network safety, while you will have the opportunity to support new connection projects and network expansion in the SHP estate and SSE Enterprise and help the business deliver our growth strategy for the networks

- Ensuring safety standards are adhered to and support with the upkeeping and development of processes and procedures in order to maintain our excellent safety record

- Communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to Distribution Network Operators, Generators, project teams and SAPs

- The Control Centre will support the electricity network operations 24/7, 365 days a year, so it is expected that shift working patterns and stand-by cover may be required

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Previous experience as a Control Engineer within a Distribution Network Operator's control centre. Alternatively, you will have held the position of Senior Authorised Person (SAP) with significant operational practice in the field including preparation of outage schedules

- Recognised Qualification in Electrical engineering (Degree, HNC/HND)

- Demonstrable knowledge of electrical power operation of EHV, HV and LV networks and associated assets combined with solid experience assessing network security, availability, performance and capabilities. A track record of fault restoration coordination of field engineers and switching operations would also be desirable

- Good working knowledge of Network Management System (NMS) software and be familiar with SCADA systems, power system modelling analysis, and clear presentation of results by using spreadsheets

- Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary to allow you to liaise and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) 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.

Life at SSE

If you’re considering a career with us, you’re probably wondering what’s in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we’re proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.:

At SSE we’re proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Read more about our inclusion and diversity commitments here.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, it doesn’t take long.

If you would like a confidential informal discussion about this role before applying, to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact -******* / --******.

I'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you’ll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

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Base Location: Slough

Salary: Competitive + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | with flexible working options available

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.

The Enterprise & SHP Control Centre will manage the Operations & Maintenance of Slough Heat & Power as well as other private EHV/HV networks across the UK.

Your key responsibilities will include:

- Ensuring the safe control, reliable operation and improved performance of the Enterprise & SHP distribution networks, through operational planning, network monitoring and controlling of switching operations

- Actively contribute to the investment program to improve the heath index and network safety, while you will have the opportunity to support new connection projects and network expansion in the SHP estate and SSE Enterprise and help the business deliver our growth strategy for the networks

- Ensuring safety standards are adhered to and support with the upkeeping and development of processes and procedures in order to maintain our excellent safety record

- Communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to Distribution Network Operators, Generators, project teams and SAPs

- The Control Centre will support the electricity network operations 24/7, 365 days a year, so it is expected that shift working patterns and stand-by cover may be required

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Previous experience as a Control Engineer within a Distribution Network Operator's control centre. Alternatively, you will have held the position of Senior Authorised Person (SAP) with significant operational practice in the field including preparation of outage schedules

- Recognised Qualification in Electrical engineering (Degree, HNC/HND)

- Demonstrable knowledge of electrical power operation of EHV, HV and LV networks and associated assets combined with solid experience assessing network security, availability, performance and capabilities. A track record of fault restoration coordination of field engineers and switching operations would also be desirable

- Good working knowledge of Network Management System (NMS) software and be familiar with SCADA systems, power system modelling analysis, and clear presentation of results by using spreadsheets

- Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary to allow you to liaise and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) 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.

Life at SSE

If you’re considering a career with us, you’re probably wondering what’s in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we’re proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.:

At SSE we’re proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Read more about our inclusion and diversity commitments here.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, it doesn’t take long.

If you would like a confidential informal discussion about this role before applying, to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact -******* / --******.

I'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you’ll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

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