Senior Energy System Specialist

  • Job Reference: 00043353-1
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £47,880 to £59,850
  • Sector: Project Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Energy System Specialist/Senior Engineer

Glasgow (SPHQ) or Prenton

Salary from £47,880 to £59,850 per annum plus excellent benefits

Flexible Hybrid Working (2 days home-working, 3 office-based)

Closing Date: 4 June 2024

Cover Letter & CV required for this application

Help us create a better future, quicker 

During RIIO-ED2, SP Energy Networks are relying more than ever on new and innovative alternatives to traditional network solutions - this means we must think creatively about how we can use commercial solutions to solve network challenges, as well as innovative technical solutions, and about new ways to set up and manage our commercial and contractual relationships. 

We will be contracting with customers to adjust their demand and generation flexibly within network design limits; we will be working hand-in-hand with local authorities and government to optimise energy and electricity infrastructure alongside local community planning; and we will be applying new affordable connection charging regimes to enable societies transition to Net Zero at least cost.  And we must do all of this whilst protecting SPENs customers' and shareholders' interests - with sharp commercial acuity and a thorough understanding of the risks and opportunities of entering new and novel commercial arrangements.

You will be at the centre of this journey, leading and shaping our new strategies, policies and processes, systems and people to ensure we succeed on behalf of our customers and shareholders.

What you'll be doing 

You will be joining our Whole System Strategy & Optimisation team that identifies and implements new commercial solutions, manages key projects and regulatory mechanisms, and innovates to deliver better Whole System outcomes for customers and stakeholders.

As part of this team, you will:

  • Identify new opportunities to deliver value through innovative Whole System solutions, driving continuous change and monitoring Whole System governance. You will also be responsible for some key Whole System projects and Licence deliverables.

  • Lead on the implementation of key regulatory incentives for RIIO-ED2 providing project management and delivery support across SP Energy Networks.

  • Provide senior support on embedding Whole System thinking across SP Energy Networks - including building the culture, systems, policies and processes.

  • Work closely with our Strategic Optimisers who support Local Authorities with the development of LAEPs or LHEES.

  • Development and review of commercial, policy and technical solutions to meet Licence obligations, business requirements and that represent a benefit for our customers, wider society, and our shareholders. Leading on specific initiatives where appropriate.

  • Provide industry direction through industry Working Groups / Forums to influence the direction of key developments in the sector and ensure these are aligned with SPEN business objectives.

  • Accountability for the delivery of reporting requirements, generation of reports and maintenance of key registers and the implementation of supporting governance arrangements.

  • Support the roll-out of industry change to SPEN business units ensuring best practise is adopted and implemented. Support major business changes across internal technical policy, and commercial policy; accurately reflecting changes as set by industry code and charging/code/licence updates. 

What you'll bring 

  • Project Management experience, with the ability to manage and deliver multiple projects and programmes of work.

  • Experience of transmission and / or distribution network planning, project delivery and an appreciation of contract management commercial practises.

  • Legal experience of contractual agreements, definitions, and liabilities.

  • Knowledge of the regulatory and legislative landscape, including code, licences, standards and incentives e.g. ED2 DSO Incentive

  • High level business planning, financial awareness, and strategic thinking.

  • Effective at leading and managing change and creating a culture of engagement and positivity.

  • Experience of managing, training and developing staff;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the abilities to influence and persuade effectively.

  • High degree of emotional intelligence, including good listening skills, tact, diplomacy, and political awareness.

  • High level analytical skills and numeracy.

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with advanced experience with full suite of MS software incl. Excel, Word & PowerPoint.

  • Ability to prioritise and manage a diverse and demanding workload.

  • A track record of delivery, ideally in a relevant area of activity.

  • An understanding of effective partnership working with large external organisations.


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

  • Life Assurance (4x salary)

  • 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.

We are committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to careers .