Senior Development Engineer
Ref: SCOT-5071330500

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.

Responsible for designing and developing network projects and appropriate contract procurement strategies to enable the compilation of robust and coordinated projects, programmes of work, and balanced workbooks to facilitate their effective delivery within a licence area, whilst driving optimised value form the regulatory contract.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Develop programmes of work with efficient solutions and build robust, cohesive and coordinated plans and balanced workbooks to enable effective delivery within each licence area whilst driving optimised value from the regulatory contract.
  • Develop licence area business plan outputs in line with financial, regulatory and business plan objectives whilst optimising return through incentive mechanisms.
  • Develop and maintain robust stakeholder and customer relationships on behalf of ScottishPower 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.
  • Consider the application of innovative solutions to all designs whether this be technological, procedural or commercial.
  • To drive continual performance improvement through analysis of outputs and feedback from internal and external sources.
  • Integrate asset stewardship values through effective network management incorporating sound engineering principles, coordinated planning, design, delivery and ownership to improve integrity, safety and longevity of the electrical network.
  • To develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours amongst the team through the mentoring and training of less experienced team members, graduates and trainees.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
  • Expert knowledge of design standards up to 33kV.
  • Expert knowledge of design standards up to 132kV (132kV development only).
  • Expert knowledge of the regulatory environment including relevant output and incentive mechanisms.
  • 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.
  • Developed skills with network analysis modelling tools.

MINIMUM CRITERIA
  • Engineering/Professional qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Proven experience in a project development role.
  • Relevant network construction and operational experience.
  • Computer literacy.

ROLE BENEFITS INCLUDE
  • Salary £40,314 (minimum)
  • Pension plan
  • Share incentive plan
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave provisions
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Enhanced annual leave
  • Caring and development breaks
  • Training and development

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Location: Various locations throughout the SP Energy Networks licence area (Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire)
  • No of Vacancies: 1
  • Contract Type: Permanent 
  • Employment Status: Full Time 
  • Selection Method: Competency Based Interview
  • Competencies: Achieving Results & Continuous Improvement, Initiative, Innovation & Creativity, Communicating & Influencing PLUS a technical question.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 23rd June 2017

“happy to talk flexible working”

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