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Senior System Planning & Investment Engineer

  • Job reference: 929791
  • Location: Scotland
  • Salary: GBP38000 - GBP65000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Renewable Energy
  • Date posted: 03/02/2020

What is the Role?

This role is within the System Performance team which is responsible for core model building and maintenance along with performing specialised technical studies. You'll have technical/functional Lead responsibility but this role will not have any line management responsibilities.

You will:

  1. Carry out, review and direct, where appropriate, system studies, technical assessments, planning and development of the Transmission network.
  2. Lead, coordinate and govern specific technical or functional area across teams in Transmission System and Investment Planning, e.g. System Analysis and Design.
  3. Ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory and licence requirements in the most economic, efficient and co-ordinated manner.
  4. Assess network performance, and network capability, and identify options to maintain or enhance these.
  5. Make engineering recommendations for network improvements to meet the current and future requirements of SHE Transmission.
  6. Coach and mentor junior staff members by providing training and regular review of work and deliverables.

What do I need?

You'll have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering discipline and ideally be a Chartered Engineer in a relevant institution. You'll have demonstrable experience in Network Planning, ideally in the GB Electricity Transmission sector, with knowledge of relevant industry and technical standards, and how these evolve. You should have good knowledge of the industry structure, including interfaces with the Regulator, System Operator, other Transmission Owners and Distribution Network Operators. You'll also have an understanding of the commercial mechanisms for investments, including statutory processes, and the Licence Obligations under which SHE Transmission operates.

As a senior power system expert, you will possess experience in any of these areas: harmonics, stability and EMT simulations related to new equipment designs such as cables, overhead-lines, shunt reactive compensation, FACTS devices and grid connection studies. We are currently transitioning to DIgSILENT PowerFactory as our primary analysis tool and would be keen to hear from those with experience with managing large scale system models in this package.

You should possess good communication skills and feel comfortable communicating at all levels with the ability to present on a range of technical subjects with the ability to form structured arguments with reasoned justification to influence and guide others. You should possess the ability to write clear and well-structured technical reports and specifications, and provide focussed information for senior management. This role requires that you are organised and methodical with the ability to prioritise your workload against demanding targets and deadlines.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.