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Real Time Systems Opportunities

Graduates 2021

Our Business

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. We’re proud to say we produce 100% green electricity and are well on our way on our ultimate journey to Net Zero.

Within 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.

We need talented, hardworking and flexible people to join us and deliver a better future, quicker.

What do we offer?

Your programme is tailored to you and your personal development and will include a combination of behavioural and technical modules and placements. As a graduate trainee and part of ScottishPower, you’ll have a range of benefits as well as a varied and interesting career path, including:

  • Starting Salary will be £28,400
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement 
  • Subsidised gym facilities
  • A range of employee discounts

What will you be doing?

SP Energy Networks’ Real Time Systems (RTS) combine SCADA information sourced directly from the electricity network with customer calls and smart metering information. Creating a digital twin of the electricity network, we maintain a model for visualisation and control purposes. The scope and complexity of these systems are continuously evolving to improve customer service and manage the smart grid that is emerging to accommodate renewable electricity in the drive to Net Zero.

Working within our RTS team, you’ll regularly interface with other teams in Smart Grid Operations who support a private telecommunications network, electricity network automation, smart metering systems and Cyber Security to deliver projects to enhance the functionality provided whilst also ensuring the 24/7 availability of the RTS.

As an RTS graduate you’ll play an essential role in delivering projects that will optimise the performance of our systems. And with customers at the heart of what we do, you’ll be responsible for providing expert support to our Control Centre to minimise the impact of faults, maintenance and new installations on our communities. Ideally, you’ll have knowledge of Linux and Microsoft operating systems – but if not, your experienced colleagues will support your development. Your understanding of relational databases, graphical editing tools and computer networking will continue to grow as you immerse yourself in our digital world. We engage with a wide range of organisations, and you’ll play a vital role in liaising with external support organisations for maintenance and incident progression as we drive to secure the sustainability of our network.

ScottishPower is driving outstanding innovation through pioneering ideas and forward thinking so that we can be the utility of the future. Our world is changing quickly and RTS is at the core of this digital transformation.

We have opportunities in Glasgow and Prenton and we’re looking for the brightest and the best to drive our business through this electricity revolution into the decades to come.

Your two-year graduate programme is tailored to you providing the foundations for your career. You’ll have the opportunity to explore your areas of interest and your strengths and at the end of your programme we’ll help you find the right role for you.

Who are we looking for?

We need people who are ambitious with a desire to learn, who embrace new ideas and challenge others to think differently. Above all, you must share our passion for excellence and be able to deliver results and impress our customers so that we can all be proud of where we work. If this sounds like you, jump start your career now - with a global business making a real difference to the way we generate and use energy.

What should you do next?

We want to hear from you if you have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in one of the following disciplines:

  • Computer Systems / Programming / Computer Science / IT
  • Control Systems / Automation & Control / Embedded Systems
  • Electrical Engineering / Power Engineering