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Senior Manager, Area System Planning

£63,000 - £94,400 Per Year, Bonus,car/allowance, Permanent

Posted: 13 days ago



Senior Manager, Area System Planning

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, or Inverness.

Salary: £63,000 - £94,400 + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing, and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

SSEN Transmission is at the heart of the just transition to net zero in the UK. In the coming years, our network will be pivotal in connecting and transporting the power needed to decarbonise the UK’s electricity network and in doing so power the UK’s net zero ambition. Our business is rapidly growing, to deliver the largest investment package that Scotland’s electricity system has ever seen, with a projected investment programme of over £20bn in the next 10 years.

The Senior Manager, Area System Planning leads a team of specialist power system engineers and data analytics modellers responsible for ensuring that regional transmission network technical specifications are robustly defined in accordance with the national electricity planning standards to inform the development of regional networks with capability for the security and continuity of supply to consumers over a range of energy futures and viable operating conditions. The team undertake continual assessment of the capability of the current and planned regional transmission system against net zero pathways to update and recommend the regional network development plans and necessary transmission capital investment.

This role will report to our Head of Strategic System Planning sitting in the Business Planning and Commercial directorate.

The responsibilities of the Senior Manager, Area System Planning include:

- Support and develop a team of specialist power system engineers and data analytics modellers to undertake continual assessment of the current and planned regional transmission system capabilities.

- Assess changing short- and long-term network conditions through building and maintaining an electrical model of the regional transmission systems and undertaking system studies, ensuring capability to accommodate users’ requirements.

- Work effectively with cross functional specialists across SSEN Transmission (engineering, environment, consent, communities) to harness their expertise in developing and assessing a credible range of strategic regional network reinforcement options for network development.

- Rigorously apply our investment planning methodology and decision-making framework to strategic options assessment and business case analysis to inform strategic regional network development plans and recommendations for necessary transmission investment.

- Work closely with other network owners, the Electricity System Operator, and wider stakeholders to embed whole system thinking in our strategic regional network plans and represent SSEN Transmission in industry governance processes for capital investment programmes.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- In-depth knowledge of the GB energy industry structure including markets, economics of transmission investment and networks regulatory framework, including our Licence Obligations and Industry Codes/Standards for the design of, and connections to the transmission network.

- Ability to technically assess issues, using understanding of new technology and how it performs in the power system to enable critical assessment and prioritisation of a range of technical solutions.

- Understanding of requirements for technical studies associated with transmission and interconnected networks – including power flow analysis, fault level studies, voltage and thermal capability, transient stability, fast switching studies, harmonic and power quality analysis.

- Experience of acting as a subject matter expert within system planning, with the ability to see the bigger picture and to present succinctly and with authority to senior business stakeholders and Ofgem for investment decisions.

- Proven capabilities in team development, naturally coaching and mentoring to deliver outstanding performance and a positive, inclusive culture.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all – we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Stephanie at stephanie.murphy@sse.com or 01738 342963.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

Job Details

Full Time
Perth, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
£63,000 - £94,400 Per Year, Bonus,car/allowance