Control and Network Planning Engineer

SSE plc

Location: England

Job Type: Full time


About the Role

Base Location: Slough Power Station, 342 Edinburgh Avenue
Town: Slough
Postcode: SL1 4TU

Alternative Location: SSE Forbury, 1 Forbury Place
Town: Reading
Postcode: RG1 3JH

Salary: £55,573 - £63,643 + + {performance-related bonus} + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

Operating as a Control Engineer for SSE Enterprise owned electricity networks and privately owned networks. Carrying out the duties of a Control Engineer, as set out in the Operational Safety Rules. Ensuring compliance with of the SSE Enterprise Safe System of Work and participating in management and development of the Safe System of Work. Assisting with network Planning. Cooperating with Real Time Solutions Field and Design teams. Participating in Operational Review Board, and customer meetings.

1. Carrying out the duties of a Control Engineer

2. Ensuring compliance with of the SSE Enterprise Safe System of Work

3. Assisting with network Planning

4. Cooperating with Real Time Solutions Field and Design teams

5. Participating in Operational Review Board, and customer meetings

What do I need?

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

1. Excellent understanding and experience with the UK Model Distribution Safety Rules. Preferably as a Control Engineer or Senior Authorised Person.

2. Familiarity with network control systems preferably with GE PowerOn.

3. Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.

4. Ability to maintain operational excellence in pressured situations.

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management. In order to accelerate progress towards net zero SSE Group is investing £7m a day on low carbon infrastructure, creating 1,000 green jobs a year in the process, as part of its £25bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme).

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

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.

Candidates for this role will be required to obtain vetting to SC level through UK Government. The criteria normally includes 5 years UK residency, further information can be found here: United Kingdom Security Vetting: Applicant - GOV.UK (

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.


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