Senior Engineer (Design)
Ref: SCOT-5071329500

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Job description
At ScottishPower we know that our people are our strongest asset, so we’re always looking for individuals whose energy, intelligence and passion can help us reach our goals.

At the heart of all business visions and activities are the people whose individual efforts and performance make it happen. We encourage our people to be proud of where they work, to share their ideas and to own their careers. We promote a safe working environment and push people to shape and progress their careers so that we grow our talent within the company.

We’re able to continue our recruitment drive because the demand for energy keeps growing. As well as this, our investment in our network and continual search for innovative ways to generate and distribute energy means we can offer a wide range of exciting careers in a stable industry.


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.

The position of Senior Engineer (Design) sits within the SPD/SPM district and reports to the Head of Planning and Design.


Responsible for the planning and design of the district distribution network ensuring system stewardship network security and integrity at all times. Undertaking system analysis to determine load/generation connections, network alterations, reinforcement requirements and to derive solutions in line with Asset Management policies and customer requirements.


  • Responsible for the regulatory aspects of managing connection requests and providing quotations by ensuring that processes and reporting arrangements are in place to meet the regulatory and licence requirements. 
  • Agree the scope, volumes and unit costs to exploit best value from the regulatory contract. 
  • Integrate asset stewardship values through sound engineering principles, coordinated planning, design and ownership to improve integrity, safety and longevity of the electrical network whilst providing minimum scheme costs for customer connections.
  • Responsible for managing 3rd party “Point Of Connection” and design approvals activities within the SPM and SPD licence areas.
  • To drive continual performance improvement through analysis of design team outputs, delivery and customer feedback.
  • Consider the application of innovative solutions to all designs whether this be technological, procedural or commercial.
  • To produce designs in accordance with unit or authorised prime costs to enable efficient delivery of outputs.
  • Develop and maintain robust stakeholder and customer relationships on behalf of Scottish Power to facilitate delivery of customer and stakeholder strategic objectives.
  • Promotes an exemplary safety culture and ensures that all safety legislation is implemented and delivered through all activities and incorporated into project designs.
  • To develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours amongst the team through the mentoring and training of less experienced team members, graduates and trainees.


  • Expert knowledge of design standards up to 33kV.
  • Expert knowledge of the regulatory environment including relevant output and incentive mechanisms.
  • Expert skills with network analysis modelling tools.
  • General commercial awareness with the ability to balance customer service, efficient network design ensuring maximum return on investment.
  • Track record of effective stakeholder and customer service engagement and management.
  • Ability to communicate and present information effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities using sound engineering and financial judgement to determine optimal solutions.
  • Awareness and understanding of key business drivers and the external commercial context in which ScottishPower is operating.
  • Technical and operational experience in a relevant engineering leading role within a utility environment.
  • Ability to devise solutions to complex problems/challenges.


  • Engineering/Professional qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Proven experience in a Network design role.
  • Relevant network construction and operational experience.
  • Computer literacy


  • Grade EN6
  • Salary £40,314 
  • Pension plan
  • Share incentive plan
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave provisions
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Enhanced annual leave
  • Caring and development breaks
  • Training and development


  • Location: Lister Drive, Tuebrook, Liverpool. L13 7HJ
  • No of Vacancies: 1
  • Employment Status: Full Time 
  • Selection Method: Competency Based Interview
  • Competencies: Achieving Results & Continuous Improvement, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Communicating & Influencing, Developing Others.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 30th June 2017

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

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