slough, United Kingdom
17 days ago
Role: Operational Planning Engineer
Base Location: Slough
Salary: £45,000 – £59,000 + annual bonus
About the Department
The Distributed Energy department offers a full range of services which contribute to the development of smart cities and smart places, in both public and private sectors. We finance, own, operate and maintain a broad portfolio, from electrical vehicle (EV) infrastructure, to distributed energy systems including renewable and low-carbon generation, energy storage and heat networks as well as building owning and adopting private HV networks. We’re also proud to be at the forefront of using technology to help enable a low-carbon world. This involves providing customers with energy optimisation solutions through intelligent systems and offering platforms and connectivity to enable smart energy infrastructure and demand management services.
Slough Heat and Power (SHP) provides electrical power to the Slough Trading Estate by means of a private electrical power network. It owns and operates several primary and secondary substations including 33kV, 11kV and LV assets.
What is the Role?
The Enterprise & SHP Control Centre will manage the Operations & Maintenance of Slough Heat & Power as well as Private User HV/EHV networks across the UK.
Slough Heat and Power (SHP) provides electrical power to the Slough Trading Estate by means of a private electrical power network. It owns and operates several primary and secondary substations including 33kV, 11kV and LV assets. In addition, we manage many hundreds of Private Electrical Networks on behalf of our clients.
Within this role you will support the operation of Enterprise and SHP Control Centre, carrying out operational planning, network monitoring, and switching operations many Networks we manage,
You will also support new connection projects and network expansion in the SHP estate and Enterprise.
As part of the Control Centre team you will be responsible for the safe operation and planning of the Networks we look after, while also contributing to the investment program to improve the heath index and network safety and deliver the growth strategy for the network.
Within this role you are expected to attend the Control Centre during business hours and be available on stand-by as required in accordance with an agreed shift pattern as required.
What do I need?
To be considered for this role, you have will demonstrable knowledge of electrical power operation of EHV, HV and LV networks and associated assets combined with solid experience assessing network security, availability, performance and capabilities.
Ideally, you will have previous experience as a Control Engineer in a control centre however, a minimum requirement of the role is to have held the position of Senior Authorised Person (SAP) with significant operational practice in the field including preparation of outage schedules.
A track record of fault restoration coordination of field engineers and switching operations is also desirable and a Qualification in Electrical engineering (Degree, HNC) or with solid industry experience equivalent.
You should have previously used electrical networks, software modelling and control tools and be familiar with SCADA systems, power system modelling analysis and clear presentation of results by using spreadsheets.
With an excellent attention to detail, you will have the ability to identify issues or anomalies over sources of data, make decisions and solve problems with minimal input or support.
Strong communications skills are necessary to allow you to liaise and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.