Engineer - Network Planning

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job Type Permanent
Salary £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Published 12 months ago
Contact Patrick Moore
Job Ref PM344_1493980569

Job Description

Engineer (Planning)

Location: Belfast

Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 plus excellent benefits package

Grafton Engineering recruitment has been retained to recruit an Engineer (Access Planning) for a leading Irish Energy and Utilities firm based in Belfast. This is a permanent opportunity for an experienced Engineer.

The company is nationally recognised and is committed to delivering high quality services to all customers, including generators, suppliers and consumers, across the high voltage electricity system and via the efficient operation of the wholesale power market. It puts in place the grid infrastructure needed to support competition in energy, to promote economic growth, to facilitate more renewable energy, and to provide essential services.

The role

The Network Planning (NP) is responsible for the planning of the transmission system to meet the future needs of electricity customers and generators. NP assess those needs on an ongoing basis, particularly in respect to the compliance of the system with the TSSPS (Transmission System Security and Planning Standards). Where a development need is identified, NP identify the optimal solution and secure capital approval at the appropriate governance level.


  • Assess, in detail, the capability of the transmission system to provide for future levels of demand and generation, with respect principally to the requirement of the TSSPS
  • Identify and analyse the range of potential solutions that will address any identified deficiencies
  • Based on a comprehensive appraisal of those solution against a range of relevant criteria (particularly technical, economic, environmental and stakeholder), recommend for approval the optimal development proposal

Essential criteria

  • The role holder will have an electrical/electronic engineering degree with a minimum of 1-2 years experience in power systems or demonstrated experience in a relevant utility or industry
  • Strong analysis, judgement and problem solving ability
  • Good level of proficiency in software analysis tools and databases or previous experience in coding
  • Demonstrable ability to learn "on the job", in addition to formal training

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of electrical power systems and the technical skills required to carry out power system modelling and analysis
  • An appreciation of and experience of planning, design, construction or operation of transmission or sub-transmission networks
  • Experience in the use of PSS/e power system analysis software

For more information or to discuss in total confidence please contact Patrick Moore on 02890 323333 or 07976985386.

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