Base Location: Perth
Salary: £32,700 - £49,100 depending on skills and experience
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible working patterns available
About the Department
Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.
What is the Role?
The Planning Engineer will undertake the planning of a portfolio of projects within Transmission which includes both producing and managing programmes. You will implement technical expertise of the full project lifecycle where you will integrate your understanding of emerging industry methodologies to successfully manage the cross-discipline relationships within the project controls functions.
You will create, implement, and execute a top-down approach in respect of the strategy plans and schedules that support the project work processes, milestones and deadlines. As a strong communicator, you will liaise with project teams, contractors, site management and commercial teams throughout the project lifecycle to effectively report on project progress, risks and contingency plans.
This role involves implementation and monitoring earned value systems that accurately measure progress and performance. You will provide reporting and feedback to project and business group management which are appropriate to the project needs and the client requirements.
You will have practical field experience with planning & scheduling knowledge to identify challenges to the project schedule and suggest mitigation plans.
What do I need?
To be considered for the role, you will have a Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, project management, or related technical field or National Level NVQ5 or equivalent working knowledge. Experience planning on large scale, complex projects throughout the project lifecycle and ideally trained in NEC3 Contract management with focus on planning requirements is highly desirable.
Working knowledge of the Transmission business with focus on understanding the regulatory requirements to conform to Ofgem restrictions is required. You should have demonstrable understanding of SSE's business areas, the Energy industry, gained from experience as well as through social/professional networking is preferred.
Previous experience of implementing and effectively using company-standard planning & scheduling systems and project or program-specific planning & scheduling systems (Primavera P6) is essential to the role.
An active membership in at least one professional body or association demonstrating continual professional development is desirable. You will also be proficient with spreadsheets and word processing software.
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