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GTI Analyst



Facility:  Newarthill Depot

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. 


Our Retail business provides energy to 5 million households and businesses across the UK and we’ve been voted best large energy supplier of the year for 2018.   At ScottishPower we want to do the right thing for our customers. We believe in fair pricing and offer a choice of tariffs to suit customer needs. We offer products that help our customers control and protect the energy in their homes and the flexibility to help customers manage their energy accounts today, tomorrow and in the future

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


The role of GTI Analyst sits within the Smart Metering function of SP Energy Retail and its main purpose is to help fulfil the UK Governments agenda of all homes and small businesses in the UK having a Smart Meter installed by the end of 2020. ScottishPower has a requirement to specify and procure more that 8 million metering devices and ancillary pieces of equipment and to ensure that they remain interoperable and interchangeable throughout their life. In the role of GTI Analyst you will provide expertise and knowledge in Smart metering firmware/software to support the architecture and design of interfacing systems to ensure that all processes and procedures are interoperable and implemented in a safe and reliable manner.

  • Create and maintain formal test procedures for devices operating under the following specifications: SMETS, ICHIS and GBCS
  • Maintain the test environment and test/triage infrastructure in ScottishPower’s Smart Metering device test lab.
  • Evaluate through analysis the performance of Wide Area Network (WAN), GPRS, Mesh Radio, Cellular solutions that provide connectivity with the Data Communications Company (DCC).  This will include Home Area Network (HAN) communications including but not limited to ZigBee and other low power radio solutions. 
  • Managing the firmware on devices operated by ScottishPower from test to through to implementation into production.
  • As delegated, create and maintain a system to control and manage firmware releases for all device types ensuring that known errors are clearly identified and mitigated against over the life of the device
  • Develop and implement verification programmes/tests to provide assurance that all devices achieve appropriate level of accreditation with all appropriate normative references e.g. ZigBee Alliance, DLMS(Device Language Message Specification), MID (Measuring  Instruments Directive), CPA (Commercial Product Assurance). 
Skills and Requirements
  • Educated in an appropriate Engineering and or Telecom based discipline
  • A background knowledge of the UK and European Metering and Telecommunications market, along with Metering Legislation
  • Working knowledge of activities of UK and European Metering Groups (including CENELEC, ESMIG, ESMA, UKMF, BEAMA, Elexon, AMO, NWML etc), and an understanding of HAN technologies
  • Knowledge of the latest versions of DLMS & SEP protocols, software techniques, languages and technologies.
  • Experience of DLMS and SEP ZigBee protocols sought
  • Ability to assist in the analysis and review of manufacturers test results and to conduct internal verification testing as required.
  • Software development experience in Windows and Linux. Experience with VB, nodeJS, bash, JSON and databases.
  • Experience of the lifecycle of embedded firmware for volume retailer products, along with experience in embedded software in relation to metering products
  • Demonstrate experience of change management and version control in line with ISO accreditation
  • Experience in software testing, including communication technologies, along with automated and hardware testing and documenting results
  • Creative approach to design and problem solving
  • To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate as a minimum’
  • Educated in a relevant Engineering discipline
  • Working knowledge of European metering legislation
  • Experience with a major utility or meter manufacture in the design, manufacture or procurement of gas and electricity meters, as well as software development experience
  • Experience of constructing test specifications and documenting results
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and deliver to agreed timescales and quality standards in a rapidly changing environment
What we offer

The role on offer is a Permanent contract. Salary for this role will be from £45,840 per annum. Other benefits for this role include a performance related bonus up to 10% and single cover health care.

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

Competency Based Interview and 2 Technical Questions

Competencies: Teamwork, Communicating & Influencing, Innovation & Creativity, Initiative (Level 2)


Location: Newarthill, Motherwell (with occasional travel)

Closing date: 21st October 2019



Inclusion and diversity fosters innovation and creativity and brings us closer to the communities we serve. At ScottishPower, we want to attract and hire diverse talent whilst developing a workplace that is supportive and open to everyone.

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