Senior Engineer (Protection + Control)

  • Job Reference: 00044512-1
  • Date Posted: 4 July 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Cambuslang, Lanarkshire
  • Salary: £47,880 to £59,850
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Senior Engineer (Protection & Control)

Various Locations Across Central Scotland

Salary starting from £47,880 per annum plus excellent benefits.

Flexible Hybrid Working

Closing Date: 18 July 2024

Help us create a better future, quicker

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) plays a vital role in ensuring we keep up with the evolving way our customers and communities generate, consume, and interact with energy through the provision of systems that are crucial to the delivery of the Government's ambitious Net Zero and Low Carbon targets.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our journey as a Senior Engineer (Protection & Control) for SPD Licence Programmes. This position is an integral part of the overall delivery of major asset replacement projects and modernisation programmes.

The post-holder will work closely with the Project Managers and 11/33kV Field Operations team to ensure project progression through construction to the testing and commissioning of assets. This includes reviewing and delivering protection and control tests, commissioning for distribution networks (up to 33kV), providing commissioning programmes, test specifications, specialist technical support, advice and input throughout the portfolio.

In addition to supporting large capital programmes, you will be responsible for managing day-to-day fault and defect tasks in a timeous manner. As a Senior Engineer, you will continuously strive to gain knowledge and experience in all areas of business procedures and system operation and provide professional encouragement, support and guidance to technicians and project engineers within the section.

What you'll be doing

  • Ensure major projects are tested and commissioned in accordance with the project schedule to the required business standards and specifications.

  • Provide expert advice and input into the preparation, commissioning, energising and delivery phases of major projects.

  • Support the safety culture of zero injuries, ensuring full compliance with all legislation and company rules, policies and procedures.

  • Focus on customer service proactively against a suitable set of measures/indicators.

  • Support business and organisational change and ensure performance, productivity and service standards are maintained / improved.

  • Influence and advise the Lead Engineer (Protection & Control) on appropriate asset maintenance and replacement strategies through identification of failing assets.

  • Deliver consistent approach in project delivery, fault management and maintenance.

  • Comply with Regulatory requirements to ensure key objectives are delivered.

  • Manage contractor interfaces to deliver value in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

  • Identify solutions to problems and the areas where performance is not on target.

  • Develop skills in business procedures to maximise output and efficiencies.

  • Participate in training/development activities and review effectiveness.

  • Proactively manage the control of costs.

  • Provide coaching, mentoring and guidance to assist with the professional and technical development of protection engineers & enhanced fitters within the section.

  • Requirement to participate on appropriate standby rota.

What you'll bring

  • Experience and knowledge of high voltage operational and safety requirements

  • Working knowledge of Energy Networks policies, procedures and working practices

  • Awareness of commercial, environmental, and legal requirements associated with the delivery of major projects.

  • Ability to devise solutions to complex problems/challenges.

  • Requirement to work flexibly to meet the needs and location of projects.

  • Experience in a protection related environment.

  • Broad operational experience preferred, spanning Distribution Operations, Protection and SCADA and Telecoms systems.

To be successful, as a minimum you will have:

  • Engineering qualification: Degree plus 3 years experience in relevant technical discipline OR HND/HNC plus 2 years significant relevant experience.

  • Demonstratable experience in the specification, development and completion or commissioning solutions for major electrical distribution system projects

  • Extensive knowledge of Electricity Network Operations and S1/OP-1 Authorised at 11kV & 33kV or working towards.

  • Valid and Full UK Driving Licence, due to the nature of this position you will be required to work flexibly and travel to various locations.  

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 .