Planning Engineer


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Planning Engineer

Location: Perth or Inverness

Salary: up to £46,500 depending on skills and experience + bonus

Permanent – Full Time Hours (37 hours per week)


Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across the north of Scotland and Central Southern England. Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Transmission are part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, operating under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain. We take the electricity generated from various sources, and transport it to areas of demand around our towns and cities.

As a Planning Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in planning and scheduling services across a wide range of projects for the Transmission Business Unit. You’ll be responsible for a portfolio of diverse projects at different stages of their lifecycle, from inception and early planning, through to construction and sign off. You’ll work closely with your colleagues in various departments to ensure all required elements are captured and being carried out effectively; you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the sites regularly, allowing your hands on insight into the projects.

This role is varied, and a typical day will involve speaking to different disciplines to gather updates, reviewing contractor programmes and incorporating them into internal schedules, attending progress meetings and producing progress reports for various stakeholders. This is a good opportunity to also learn and understand more about our Ofgem requirements, and how we develop business plans to support these requirements in our projects.

To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you hold a qualification in a relevant discipline, to a minimum SVQ/NVQ level 5, in a field such as construction management, engineering, project management, or related technical field. If you don’t hold a qualification, equivalent experience is also great. You’ll also hold skills in using various planning and scheduling systems, or project/program-planning software; we use Primavera P6, so any experience with this system is a bonus.

You should also hold experience in a similar role, and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Energy industry, and the nature of our market. Your role will involve liaising and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders, therefore it is crucial that you have excellent communication skills, along with outstanding organisation and customer relationship skills.

For us it's not just about being good at what you do - it's about enjoying what you do, too. So we'll encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share your great ideas, and do work that you can be proud of. In return, you'll enjoy a variety of benefits and development opportunities. On top of a competitive salary, you'll enjoy generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband.

If you resonate with the above, click the Apply button to submit your application, with a CV to hand, it takes no more than 10 minutes.

Good luck!

Closing date for applications is: Sunday 17th November 2017.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. Successful candidates will be subject to the company's verification and vetting process which includes a basic criminal record check.

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