Project Engineer (Delivery)
Ref: SCOT-EN547 EN549

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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.

As Project Engineer, you will be responsible for delivering safe provision of investment, customer or operations & maintenance projects with strict adherence to the appropriate regulatory and license obligations for the electricity distribution network.

  • Deliver district business plan outputs in line with financial, regulatory and business plan objectives whilst optimising return through incentive mechanisms.
  • Through active customer and stakeholder engagement, support delivery of robust communication activities to facilitate the delivery of project plans and deliverables affecting local communities, customers and stakeholders.
  • Deliver robust project plans to facilitate business deliverables in line with district and licence plans which are devised to minimise outages to customers.
  • Ensure efficient and effective delivery of performance targets as appropriate, such as:
    • Customer Minutes Lost, Customer Interruptions.
    • Broad Measure of Customer Satisfaction.
    • Guaranteed Standards.
    • Time to Connect.
    • Other Incentive mechanisms.
  • To effectively deliver the relevant elements of the business plan, undertake some or all of the following activities as required:
    • Contract management.
    • Operational switching and safety document activities up to 33kV.
    • Project management.
  • To drive continual performance improvement through analysis of outputs and feedback from internal and external sources.
  • Integrate asset stewardship and ownership values through sound engineering principles and coordinated planning and delivery activities to improve integrity, safety and longevity of the electrical network.
  • Promotes an exemplary safety culture and ensures that all safety legislation is implemented and delivered through all activities.
  • Where appropriate:
    • Deliver maintenance and reliability, system performance and network security business plan outputs in line with financial unit cost drivers, regulatory and business plan objectives whilst optimising return through appropriate system performance and customer service incentive mechanisms.
    • Deliver connections business plan outputs in line with financial, regulatory and business plan objectives whilst optimising profitability and return through incentive mechanisms.
    • Deliver a portfolio of capital investment projects and associated regulatory outputs, integrating the priorities and requirements of customer service, capital delivery, incentive mechanisms.
  • Integrate Operational Excellence principles in all undertakings.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely capture and recording of data within Corporate systems.
  • Ensure customer records are accurately maintained within Corporate systems and that all customer interactions are recorded.


  • Project / programme management experience, with a strong performance ethos and a track record of driving and delivering projects and initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment including relevant output and incentive mechanisms.
  • General contract, commercial and regulatory awareness with the ability to balance effective and efficient customer service and project delivery, ensuring maximum return on investment.
  • 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 SP Energy Networks is operating.
  • Ability to devise solutions to complex problems/challenges.
  • Technical and operational experience in a relevant engineering role.
  • Where required, relevant operational authorisation.
  • Where required, expert knowledge of:
    • Construction and maintenance standards in accordance with regulatory requirements.
    • Engineering standards and specifications up to 33kV.
  • Engineering/Professional qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in a project delivery role.
  • Relevant network construction and operational experience.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Salary £33,524 - £41,906
  • Pension plan
  • Share incentive plan
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave provisions
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Enhanced annual leave
  • Caring and development breaks
  • Training and development
  • Location: Southcraig Avenue, Rowallan Business Park, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. KA3 6BQ.
  • No of Vacancies: 1
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Status: Full Time
  • Selection Method: Competency Based Interview
  • Competencies: Achieving Results & Continuous Improvement, Initiative, Customer Focus, Teamwork
 CLOSING DATE: Friday 11th August 2017

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

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