Protection and Control Engineer (510903)
Who is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks?
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across Scotland and Central Southern England. Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
What does the Distribution Major Projects Group do?
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. Within Operations, the Distribution Major Projects Group is a focused team that design and deliver a wide range of construction projects within the UK. The team specialises in the design and construction of electrical projects on its distribution networks ranging from 6.6kV to 132kV.
I like the sound of that, what about the role itself?
As a Protection and Control Engineer you will be involved in the design of protection and control schemes at voltages from 6.6kV to 132kV across the Southern Distribution Network. You'll develop a project design from an initial high level scope, through to detailed scheme drawings and relay settings. This includes plant specifications, tendering and tender evaluation.
That sounds interesting, what do you need from me?
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 to join us;
- A minimum HNC in Electrical Engineering, degree level is preferred
- Previous experience working in power system protection
- Knowledge and experience of protection relays and relay panels, CT & VT sizing calculations, protection relay setting calculations and the producing of detailed and accurate drawings including main connection and protection diagrams
- An interest in long term development in order to identify and implement innovative and effective business improvements
Whilst the above skills and experience are important, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our partners;
- 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
- Excellent organisational skills with an ability to work to deadlines
- 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
Great. What's in it for me?
For us it's not just about being good at what you do - it's about enjoying what you do, too. So we'll encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share your great ideas, and do work that you can be proud of. In return for being your best for our customers, you'll also enjoy a variety of benefits and development opportunities. On top of a competitive salary, you'll enjoy generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband.
Salary: up to £55,669 depending on skills and experience + car allowance
I like the sound of that. Where do I apply?
Click the Apply button to submit your application, with a CV to hand, it takes no more than 10 minutes.
Closing date for applications is: Monday 3rd April 2017
As a courtesy, internal candidates should please notify their line manager prior to submitting their application.