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Senior Engineer Telecoms (Glasgow/Prenton) Full Time

at AVANGRID Glasgow in Glasgow (Published at 21-12-2020)


ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world?s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to generate 100% green electricity. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future and we?re investing over £4m every working day to make this happen. We?re committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills.


At SP Energy Networks our focus is on harnessing technology and innovation to create the networks of the future. Our team is building a dynamic network to meet the changing demands for electricity and increasingly, renewable electricity ? safely, securely and sustainably in the communities we serve.

At SP Energy Networks, we know people are central to building a better future, quicker and we are seeking new talent to join our team.


The role of Senior Engineer Telecoms sits within the Telecoms function of SP Energy Networks. In this role you will provide effective support on the design, planning, maintenance, support and cost effectiveness of the operational Telecom infrastructure to the Strategic Telecom Manager. You will act as the delivery and detailed design authority on behalf of internal customers and liaise with Telecom service providers to deliver their business requirements.


  • Perform all duties in support of SP EnergyNetworks Operational Excellence goals & other business drivers, ensuring health, safety, quality and environmental aspects at all times

  • Produce, develop and maintain Telecom policy and process documentation reflecting best practise and operational experience.

  • Evaluate and recommend new Telecom equipment and suppliers to ensure equipment installed on the EnergyNetworks Telecom network is fit for purpose.

  • Develop the profitability of EnergyNetworks through the adoption of appropriate new equipment and processes.

  • Manage the total service provision to all the EnergyNetworks business units for operational Telecom requirements including faults, maintenance and Project delivery.

  • Respond to internal customers efficiently and timeously.

  • Represent EnergyNetworks on national & international working groups and committees to influence the decision making in the wider Telecom community and to reflect the requirements of EnergyNetworks.

  • Investigate failures and defects affecting EnergyNetworks Telecom equipment and recommend appropriate remedial actions and/or changes to EnergyNetworks policy as required.

  • Management of external contractors

  • Recommend annual work program and budgetary requirements to Asset Manager.

  • Recommend work program, budgetary requirements and assist the justification of Regulatory Price Reviews submissions.

  • Assists with the identification and preparation of budgets and manages capex and opex spend against project, task and activity budgets.

Skills and Requirements

We are looking for individuals with experience in managing a utility sector internal operational telecom network, with proven experience and expert knowledge. You will also possess good inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to form effective working relationships with other departments / businesses, as well as:

  • Qualified to Degree/HND or equivalent in Electronic Engineering (or equivalent)

  • Experience of managing budgets and/or program management of a number of projects.

  • Preferably experienced in the creation of company specifications detailing the technical requirements.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate as a minimum:

  • Academic qualification of degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline

  • Preferably Chartered Engineer status or working towards this

  • Preferably Prince 2 or similar accredited

  • Knowledge of SP Energy Networks health & safety requirements and compliance

  • A broad understanding of the organisation and operation of the business.

  • Experienced in the operation of internal Telecom Networks

  • Authorised as a Competent Person under Electricity Supply Industry Safety rules.

What We Offer

This is a Permanent contract. Salary for this role will be from £44,200 per annum.

As part of our commitment to a supportive and inclusive place to work, we recognise that our employees have different personal circumstances and want a suitable work-life balance. We are working hard to support flexible and alternative ways of working where possible including: Flexible Working, Shared Parental Leave, Career Breaks, Wellbeing / Employee Assistance Programme. You will also have access to our flexible benefits programme where you can decide what is important for you.

?Happy to talk flexible working?

Our Selection Process

  • Behavioural Based Interview, Technical Question and Presentation.
  • Behaviours of Individual Contributor: Develop self & others, Collaborate and share, Focus to achieve results, Be agile.


  • Location: Glasgow HQ or Prenton Offices

  • Closing date: 11th January 2021

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