Project Engineer
Ref: SCOT-5070859500

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Job description
SP Energy Networks is part of the ScottishPower Group of companies. We provide power on behalf of supply companies through a network of cables and power lines that we own and maintain.
We do it responsibly. We do it with respect for people and for the environment. We do it looking at the long term, not just today. We do it innovatively.
We're dedicated to delivering a safe and reliable electricity supply to all of our customers 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Through our transmission and distribution network we provide power to customers in Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire as well as Central and Southern Scotland.

SP Energy Networks’ Future Networks Team works towards developing and delivering new innovative technologies that improve the way our network operates and brings benefits to our customers. We have carried out extensive work to understand the impact of new forms of electricity generation and changes to the electricity usage on our networks. We are working with our stakeholders to understand what will happen as more people move towards low carbon technologies.
This is an exciting time as we work to ensure that we are ready to help our customers benefit from low carbon technologies. Our Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast approach enables us to be at the forefront of innovation.
As an important team player in Future Networks, the Project Engineer will identify innovation opportunities, initialise new innovation projects, deliver and manage innovation projects under Network Innovation Allowance (NIA), Network Innovation Competition Funding (NIC) and Innovation Rollout Mechanism (IRM), and other initiative projects, in line with industry governance and business requirements.
The post holder will also be required to develop and maintain relationships throughout SPEN departments as well as industry stakeholders and collaborative partners in order to deliver business goals and objectives
  • Effectively collect and analyse public domain information regarding innovation within energy network business to provide recommendation and guidance for Future Networks.
  • Identify latest technology development (technology push) and business needs (business pull) to contribute to the existing portfolio under NIA/NIC/IRM Fund projects.
  • Co-ordinate and deliver stakeholder engagement activities to support project development and delivery programme.
  • Contribution to consistent high standards of industry stakeholder, partner and community relations which are delivered as part of NIA/NIC/IRM initiatives.
  • Prepare presentations and facilitate stakeholder forums and workshops to promote activities associated with NIA/NIC/IRM, within and outside of SP Energy Networks.
  • Contribute to the wider objectives of the SP Energy Networks business and provide support and assistance to activities as required.
  • Provision of management reports relating to innovation activities and objectives, and on innovation as general. 

  • Good understanding of innovation (both engineering and commercial) and its importance.
  • Ability to identify innovation opportunities from complicated and rich information.
  • Appreciation of the aims of Network Innovation initiatives and how open innovation activities compliment and contribute to these aims.
  • Ability to network with staff and external stakeholders at all levels covering a variety of business disciplines.
  • Experience of working in project related environment and delivering on multiple project objectives simultaneously.
  • Proven written communication skills - ability to provide clear and concise documents.
  • Presentation skills - ability to present information clearly and confidently.
  • Ability to produce management reports and statistics as directed.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent.
  • Significant experience in relevant background such as technical, engineering, innovation, large corporate or engineering/commercial management.

  • Salary £33,524 (minimum)
  • Pension plan
  • Share incentive plan
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave provisions
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Enhanced annual leave
  • Caring and development breaks
  • Training and development
  • Location: 10 Technology Avenue, Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, Glasgow G72 0HT.
  • No of Vacancies: 1
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Status: Full Time
  • Selection Method: Competency Based Interview with technical questions & presentation
  • Competencies: Innovation and Creativity, Teamwork, Communicating and Influencing, Initiative, Flexibility and Globalisation
CLOSING DATE: Friday 23rd June 2017
“happy to talk flexible working”

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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