Senior Network Planning Engineer

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    Energy, Utilities & Mining
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Construction, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Energy

Hays Recruitment are currently recruiting for an experienced Network Planning Engineer to join our client, a leading semi state company based in Cork.

The Role:
The Asset Management function is responsible for optimising the return from the asset portfolio. Asset Management identify, plan and develop investment programmes while achieving an optimal balance between customer requirements, asset efficiency and risk. Asset Management considers the financial and regulatory effects of the proposed investment strategies. The Future Networks team within Asset Management is responsible for the long-term development of both the transmission and distribution gas network. Future Networks are responsible for development of the Network ensuring operational flexibility is sustained to maximise performance of the Network.
Reporting to the Senior Network Planning Engineer, the Network Planning Engineer will carry out network analysis to support the business in its decision making and also produce and present annual publications to both internal and external stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Utilising the client's hydraulic modelling software tools, Pipeline Studio (Transmission) and SynerGEE (Distribution), to analyse the capability of the existing network to meet future requirements.
• Maintain network models in line with outputs from the Network Development Plan (NDP)
• Continually maintain a knowledge of all of the systems and processes that provide the inputs to the network modelling process, in order to ensure all network analysis undertaken is based on the most relevant, up-to-date and accurate information.
• Support key Asset Management & Future Network planning processes such as the NDP, Capacity Management Plan, Summer/Winter Outlooks and the Northern Ireland Gas Capacity Statement.
• Support the development and adoption of CNG, Biomethane and Hydrogen onto the gas network
• Support Regulatory and Departmental bodies.
• Conduct network analysis to support key internal stakeholders such as Network Design, Markets & Regulation, New Connections and Asset Operations.
• Writing, reviewing and editing technical reports.
• Coordinating consultancy services and incorporating appropriate commercial conditions.
• Reviewing outputs from network analysis, considering results to determine the priority and merits of potential projects and scenario planning with the Senior Network Planning Engineer.
• Support the development of policies and procedures for Future Networks.
• Providing ongoing status and raising risks and issues as appropriate to the Senior Network Planning Engineer, such as security of supply and European Directives.
• Manage & develop relationships with key internal & external stakeholders.
• Other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
• Relevant qualification (level 8) Engineering Degree with 3-5 yrs. relevant experience
• Highly proficient with MS Excel.
• Excellent reporting and presentation skills are a key requirement for the position.
• Have excellent analytical skills and numerical reasoning skills, and be able to identify and analyse problems and potential improvements, and propose and implement solutions.
• Experience in an operations or planning department, preferably in a utility.
• Experience with software modelling tools preferable, but not essential.
• Experience with operational information systems, such as SCADA and GTMS.
• You will be a strong team player and have a demonstrated ability to bring teams together.
• You will be a natural collaborator seeking out opportunities to share knowledge and improve results.
• You will have a clear communication style and will be able to influence others effectively.
• You are comfortable with change and have a demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for improvements and efficiency
• You have demonstrated a commitment to developing new skills in yourself and others.
• You are results focused and have a track record of getting results through others.
• You are comfortable with making and taking appropriate decisions.
• You are committed to providing excellent customer service and have a track record of delivering excellence through others.

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Talk to Noel O' Donovan, the specialist consultant managing this position

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