Lead Telecoms Engineer
Ref: SCOT-5071331901

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.

Providing effective support on the design, planning, maintenance and cost effectiveness of the operational Telecom infrastructure, the Lead Telecoms Engineer will act as technical design authority on behalf of internal customers and liaise with Telecom service providers to deliver their business requirements.


ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Perform all duties with a strong emphasis on health, safety, quality and environmental matters.
  • Perform all duties in support of SP Energy Networks Operational Excellence goals and other business drivers.
  • Produce, develop and maintain Telecom policy and process documentation reflecting best practise and operational experience.
  • Evaluate and recommend new Telecom equipment and suppliers to ensure equipment installed on the SP Energy Networks Telecom network is fit for purpose.
  • Develop the profitability of SP Energy Networks through the adoption of appropriate new equipment and processes.
  • Manage the total service provision to all the SP Energy Networks business units for operational Telecom requirements including faults, maintenance and Project delivery.
  • Respond to internal customers efficiently and timeously.
  • Represent SP Energy Networks on national and international working groups and committees to influence decision making in the wider Telecom community, reflecting the requirements of SP Energy Networks.
  • Investigate failures and defects affecting SP Energy Networks Telecom equipment and recommend appropriate remedial actions and/or changes to SP Energy Networks policy as required.
  • Management of external contractors.
  • Recommend annual work program and budgetary requirements to Telecoms Manager.
  • Recommend work program, budgetary requirements and assist the justification of Regulatory Price Reviews submissions.
  • Co-ordinate the compilation of the 5-year Telecom Regulatory Price Review submissions.
  • Co-ordinate the compilation of the BT21CN Regulatory Price Review submissions.
  • Assists with the identification and preparation of budgets and manages Capex and Opex spend against project, task and activity budgets.
 
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
  • Qualified to degree/HND or equivalent in Electrical Engineering.
  • Proven Telecoms experience and expert knowledge.
  • Experience of managing budgets and/or program management of a number of projects.
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills, with the ability to form effective working relationships with other departments / businesses.
  • Experienced in managing the delivery of fibre infrastructure in the underground environment and/or the overhead power network.
  • Experienced in the creation of company specifications detailing the requirements of fibre infrastructure.

MINIMUM CRITERIA
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Chartered Engineer status or working towards Chartered status (desirable).
  • Authorised as a Competent Person under Electricity Supply Industry Safety rules (desirable).
 
ROLE BENEFITS INCLUDE
  • Competitive Salary
  • 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: SP Energy Networks sites throughout Scotland, England and Wales
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Status: Full Time
  • Selection Method: Competency Based Interview
 
CLOSING DATE: Friday 14th July 2017

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