Cable Design engineer

 £39413 -  £52055 per annum
Closing date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:02

Location: Reading
Salary:  £39,413 –  £52,055 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance
Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available
Our Role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Cable Design Engineer to join our Strategic Investment Cable Team based in our prestigious new premises in Reading, One Forbury Place, conveniently located in Reading town centre.
The Strategic Investment Design team carry out the design work for new cable installations, replacing existing circuits, new electricity connections, increasing the size of customers existing connections, installing generation, and moving equipment for third parties. Were here to help whether our customers are carrying out industrial development, generation development or an independent distribution network. Our responsibility is to respond to challenging changes in our licence obligations, and growing levels of competition.
As an 11/33kV Cable Design engineer, you'll be responsible for the design of a number of capital projects from initial high-level scope, cable route feasibility including managing legal, environmental consents, cable system design, Electrical design and outage planning.
You'll also look after financial analysis and forecasting and assisting with the construction and closure phases. This will include working in a team to manage the Construction, land consents, Quality Assurance, public relations and tender management.
Your Skills and Experience
Ideally the successful candidate will have experience in the Project Management of cable schemes up to either 11kV or 33kV. A minimum HNC in a relevant subject is preferred, in addition to experience in this field with a DNO or a supplier to the industry.
Excellent communication skills are essential and previous experience in applying the Construction Design, and Management Regulations 2015 to technically complex projects would be highly advantageous. There will be a requirement to work to tight timescales and provide first class customer service at all stages of the project; therefore, the ability to thrive under pressure is essential. Its also important that you have an eye on long term development and can identify and implement innovative and effective business improvements.
Our Company
At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.
Operations are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.
Our Benefits
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities
Next Steps
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Closing date for applications is: 28th July 2019
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, well conduct some pre-employment checks.