Iberdrola USA SPEN - Project Coordinator (Design) in United States


At ScottishPower we know that our people are our strongest asset, so we’re always looking for individuals whose energy, intelligence and passion can help us reach our goals.

At the heart of all business visions and activities are the people whose individual efforts and performance make it happen. We encourage our people to be proud of where they work, to share their ideas and to own their careers. We promote a safe working environment and push people to shape and progress their careers so that we grow our talent within the company.

We’re able to continue our recruitment drive because the demand for energy keeps growing. As well as this, our investment in our network and continual search for innovative ways to generate and distribute energy means we can offer a wide range of exciting careers in a stable industry.

SP Energy Networks is part of the ScottishPower Group of companies. We provide power on behalf of supply companies through a network of cables and power lines that we own and maintain.

Business and Department

The District Planning and Design teams are responsible for providing customer connection offers and optimising the planning and design of the network. Ensure compliance with commercial, network design, engineering and technical standards and adherence to the appropriate regulatory license obligations and safety legislation for the network. Responsible for optimising network outage activities.


The Project Co-ordinator (Design) is responsible for the planning and design of the district distribution network ensuring system stewardship network security and integrity at all times. You will undertake system analysis to determine load/generation connections, network alterations, reinforcement requirements and to derive solutions in line with Asset Management policies and customer requirements.


  • Responsible for the regulatory aspects of managing connection requests and providing quotations by ensuring that processes and reporting arrangements are in place to meet the regulatory and licence requirements.

  • Agree the scope, volumes and unit costs to exploit best value from the regulatory contract.

  • Support integration of asset stewardship values through sound engineering principles, coordinated planning, design and ownership to improve integrity, safety and longevity of the electrical network whilst providing minimumscheme costs for customer connections.

  • Responsible for managing 3rd party “Point Of Connection” and design approvals activities within the SPM and SPD license areas.

  • To support continual performance improvement through analysis of outputs and feedback from internal and

external sources.

  • Consider the application of innovative solutions to all designs whether this be technological, procedural or commercial.

  • To produce designs in accordance with unit or authorised prime costs to enable efficient delivery of outputs.

  • Develop and maintain robust stakeholder and customer relationships on behalf of Scottish Power to facilitate delivery of customer and stakeholder strategic objectives.

  • Demonstrate and promote an exemplary safety culture and ensures that all safety legislation is implemented and delivered through all activities and incorporated into project designs.



  • Knowledge of design standards up to 11kV.

  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment including relevant output and incentive mechanisms.

  • General commercial awareness with the ability to balance customer service, efficient network design ensuring maximum return on investment.

  • Effective stakeholder and customer service engagement and management.

  • Ability to communicate and present information effectively at all levels.

  • Ability to manage competing priorities using sound engineering and financial judgment.

  • Awareness and understanding of key business drivers and the external commercial context in which ScottishPower is operating.

  • Technical and operational experience in a relevant engineering role.

  • Ability to devise solutions to complex problems/challenges.

  • Developed skills with network analysis modelling tools.


  • Crafts qualification, apprenticeship, S/NVQ, or equivalent experience

  • Experience in a similar Network design role

  • Demonstrable network construction and operational experience

  • Computer literacy e.g. Microsoft Office

Pension plan, Share incentive plan, Family friendly policies, Childcare Vouchers, Enhanced annual leave, Training and development, Corporate Perks and so much more….

“happy to talk flexible working”

Location: Kilmarnock Office

REFERENCE: 5076785001

Publication date: 15.09.2017

Contract Type: Permanent

Employment Status: Full Time

Salary: Minimum £ 28,856 per annum