Senior Design Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00042564-1
  • Date Posted: 11 June 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Birkenhead, Merseyside
  • Salary: £47,880 to £59,850
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Design Engineer (OHL)


Salary circa £55,000 per annum plus excellent benefits

Flexible Hybrid Working

Closing date: 25 June 2024

Help us create a better future, quicker  

With plans to see SP Energy Networks (SPEN), part of the ScottishPower Group, look to invest over £5bn in transmission projects across our transmission network in central and southern Scotland by 2030, the Transmission Project team will play a key role in supporting SPEN to work at pace to deliver the transmission network that is required to support ambitions Scottish and UK Government 2030 targets.

SPEN are currently recruiting a Senior Design Engineer (OHL) to join the SP Manweb Project Team to take ownership of projects of greater value and complexity whilst coaching/mentoring and developing others within the department or project team.

Technically, they will be responsible for developing and delivering engineering solutions for networks projects (33 & 132kV) including designs for projects, innovation, effective technical support, advice, coaching and input throughout the lifecycle of a portfolio of projects.


What you'll be doing

As a Senior Design Engineer, you will:

  • Lead in the development of pre-contract design of OHL systems and other associated equipment.

  • Prepare engineering specifications for OHL system designs

  • Drive resolution of statutory, land or other consents regarding OHL routes.

  • Prepare and/or review OHL drawings and technical specifications for construction

  • Ensure OHL system designs are in accordance with current legislation, policies and operational requirements.

  • Lead the technical resolution of site/construction OHL related issues.

  • Represent department or project teams regarding OHL engineering issues, decisions, standards, or industry best practice.

  • Implement, apply and promote CDM and Health & Safety best practice in a design environment.

What you'll bring

You will have strong inter-personal and communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills along with the ability to form effective working relationships with other individuals, departments, and businesses.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Degree in and engineering discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Awareness of UK design codes and standards.

  • Experience using PLS-CADD software.

  • Proven significant experience and knowledge in a responsible position in the area of high voltage OHL networks and associated equipment.

What's in it for you

As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we'll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%.

At ScottishPower, we believe it's the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family's wellbeing, save for your future, and take personal steps for climate action - our benefits are designed to help you do just that - so that you have everything you need to take care of your world - today and tomorrow. That's why our benefits include:

  • 36 days annual leave

  • Holiday purchase - perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave

  • Share Incentive Plan and Sharesave Scheme

  • Payroll giving and charity matched funding

  • Technology Vouchers - save more and spread the cost of your technology purposes

  • Count us in - pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change

  • Electric Vehicle Schemes - to help you transition to green/clean driving

  • Cycle to Work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

  • Options to purchase dental insurance, private medical insurance, health cash plan and annual health assessments

  • Access to nudge' financial wellbeing support

  • Plus, shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more.


Why SP Energy Networks?

SP Energy Networks is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. We keep electricity flowing to homes and businesses through Central and Southern Scotland, North Wales and in the North West of England. We operate over 4000km of cables and lines that make-up the transmission network - connecting infrastructure like wind farms into the electricity system. It's a role that puts us right at the heart of Scotland's ambition to be Net Zero by 2044. And we're taking it very seriously. We're investing >£5.5 billion into our transmission network, directly supporting the rapid growth needed in renewable energy. With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation.

Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you'll fit right in.

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