Scottish Power is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. Scottish Power is the first integrated energy company in the UK to generate 100% green electricity. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future and we’re investing over £4m every working day to make this happen. We’re committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills.
At SP Energy Networks our focus is on harnessing technology and innovation to create the networks of the future. Our team is building a dynamic network to meet the changing demands for electricity and increasingly, renewable electricity – safely, securely and sustainably in the communities we serve.
At SP Energy Networks, we know people are central to building a better future, quicker and we are seeking new talent to join our team.
Provide front-line technical support to the SPEN control room (OCC), Transmission Protection Department and Projects.
Assist on new build SCADA systems in substations. Commissioning and testing before hand over.
Work independently to install and modify SCADA wiring in a substation environment.
Identify faults, incidents and required system enhancements, ensuring that the system is operated and maintained in a safe and efficient manner, while considering developments in technology and best practice.
Resolve faults using PC based diagnostic/configuration tools for RTUs and communication/protocol systems.
Potential to provide out of hours support for a variety of SCADA systems on the SPEN Transmission and Distribution network via a standby rota (when experience allows).
Communicate openly (formally and informally) within the Transmission Operations team.
Maintain a safety culture and ensures that all Safety Legislation is implemented on all activities.
Manage customer service proactively and reactively as appropriate, to meet all customer service KPI’s.
Interface with the OCC to optimise system performance.
Manage the development of assigned trainees. Contribute as an effective member of the Transmission Operations Team.
Assist in the development and delivery of robust transmission operational training plans.
Able to make balanced decisions, taking into account all possible information available, able to consult with others when applicable and anticipate/recognise possible outcomes.
Although confident to make own decisions, will refer to immediate supervisor or peers for either ratification of own view, or assistance in decision making when necessary.
Management of risk control framework and formulation of risk management strategy.
Be aware of and comply with Company Health, Safety and Environmental requirements working towards a zero accident culture.
Skills and Requirements
Working knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation.
Awareness of network development policies and procedures.
Developed customer service skills.
Knowledge of network and business data and network management systems.
General commercial & regulatory awareness.
Developed negotiation and communication skills.
Ability to devise solutions to complex problems/challenges.
Broad operational experience
‘To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate as minimum’
Qualified to HNC in an appropriate subject such as Electrical/Electronic Engineering is advantageous, or relevant technical experience or apprenticeship.
Closing date: 01/10/2021
Our Selection Process
Behavioural Based Interview
Behaviours of People Leader
Develop Self & Others, Collaborate & Share, Focus on Achieving Results.
Commitment To Sustainability
As a Principal Partner of COP26 and a major player in renewable energy, we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes to sustainability and climate change. It’s important to us that our people feel the same way, so it’s likely that you’ll be asked about your personal commitment to sustainability during the interview stage.
Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country. If/when required, the Company will support the employee with the necessary Immigration requirements.