Connections Designer

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Work type: Perm - Full Time
Location: Wiltshire
Categories: Engineering, Information Technology

Connections Designer

Location: Oxford or Melksham Depot

Salary: £34,123 - £45,066 depending on skills and experience + car

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 Commercial and Connections do?

The Commercial and Connections team are situated across the country in locations such as Perth, Inverness, Reading and Portsmouth. We are the first point of contact for customers wishing to have a new electricity connection, increase the size of their existing connection, install generation, or move the equipment supplying their property. We're here to help whether our customers are building a single home, housing development, industrial development, generation development or independent distribution network. Our responsibility is to respond to challenging changes in our licence obligations, growing levels of competition and play a key role in progression to a low carbon future.

I like the sound of that, what about the role itself?

Your role is a pivotal one, helping to ensure Guaranteed Standards are met when providing quotations for new connections for customers. By providing customer with designs and quotations for both import and export connections to our network, you ensure we are delivering the highest level of service.

Your projects will be varied, and will involve large housing and industrial developments, with capacities in excess of 250kVA. The capacities you will design will predominantly be between 250kVA and 5MW, and will connect to the 11kV network. Projects may also include the connection of distributed generation equipment, under Engineering Recommendation Document G59.

Due to the regulated nature of our business, all timescales set for our connections projects are heavily monitored, and therefore must be produced and issued to customers within the Guaranteed Standards timescales. In line with regulation, all our designs must be compliant with all appropriate rules and regulations in place, as well as meeting all engineering specifications and financial targets.

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;

  -  excellent working knowledge of both low and high voltage distribution and Power Systems networks

  -  outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high level service at all times

  -  sound knowledge of IT, namely Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook; a flair for picking up new IT systems is a great advantage as we use PROMIS, GIS and SIMS internally

Anything else?

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

  -  excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and externa

  -  excellent organisational skills with an ability to work to deadlines

  -  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.

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 Sunday 4th June 2017

Successful candidates will be subject to the company's verification and vetting process which includes a basic criminal record check.



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