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Job description

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £45,079 - £59,538 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

About the Department

SSE Power Distribution, part of the SSE group, owns and operates two electricity distribution networks and one transmission network, comprising some 123,000 substations and 127,000km of overhead lines and underground cables, distributing electricity to 3.5 million homes and businesses in the North of Scotland and Southern England.

The Portfolio Management team act as custodian of the 132kV, 33kV, 11kV and LV Primary and distribution network and is responsible for the planning, development and investment in SSENs distribution networks in the South of England. The team's responsibilities include investment management of the network to meet growth in renewable generation and new demand and identifying project solutions to improve the health and performance of the network.

What is the Role

We're looking for a Portfolio Investment Engineer to help manage the CAPEX investment programme, ensuring our electricity network remains fully compliant with the technical and regulatory requirements of our licence.

You will hold a key role within the Electricity Networks business, ensuring that available funding is spent efficiently and effectively on investments. You will work closely with several other teams in SSEN and contribute to the planning and development of the distribution networks in line with the company's licence obligations and the objectives set by the industry regulator in the Price Control Reviews. You will gain experience of working with other industry bodies, such as the industry regulator OFGEM, the UK Transmission Operator National Grid, and Renewable Developers.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role you will be educated to a minimum of HNC in Electrical Engineering, although a degree qualification is preferred. You will need to have experience of working on DNO Primary and/or Distribution networks, ideally with proven experience of working with 132kV networks or above. You will be required to demonstrate an ability to work well with external customers and consultants, and with other internal departments within SSEN. You will be able to show strong communication, leadership and organisational skills and have good judgement in decision making under pressure. As such you should possess good analytical skills, an ability to solve problems on a logical basis, and then communicate proposals and associated reasoning. It is essential that you have experience of using MS Office, and it is desirable that you have previous experience in using SINCAL/PSSE and Enmac (Power On) or similar systems.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with sse.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all 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 its 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.

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

Job type
Full-Time, Permanent
Job Sector
Job Position
Estimated Salary
£45,079.00 - £59,538.00 / year
Reading, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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