Base Location: Perth (no other base locations will be considered)
Salary: £31,500 - £47,900 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with Flexible working patterns available | 37 hours
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?
As a Planning Engineer, you'll play a pivotal role in planning and scheduling services across a wide range of projects for the Transmission Business Unit. You'll be responsible for a portfolio of diverse projects from inception and early planning as well as maintaining the overall network plan. You'll work closely with your colleagues in various departments to ensure all required elements are captured and being carried out effectively; you'll also have the opportunity to visit the sites, allowing you hands-on insight into the projects.
This role is varied, and a typical day will involve speaking to different disciplines to develop templates and programmes as well as gathering updates and incorporating them into internal schedules, attending progress meetings and producing progress reports for various stakeholders. This is a good opportunity to also learn and understand more about our Ofgem requirements, and how we develop business plans to support these requirements in our projects.
What do I need?
To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you hold a qualification in a relevant discipline, to a minimum SVQ/NVQ level 5, in a field such as construction management, engineering, project management, and have relevant experience in a planning role. You'll also be experienced in the use Microsoft packages, in particular Excel as well as our standard planning software, Primavera P6 - this is an essential requirement for the role.
You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Energy industry, and the nature of our market. Your role will involve liaising and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders, therefore it is crucial that you have excellent communication skills, along with outstanding organisation and customer relationship skills.
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