Design Interface Engineer

  • Job Reference: 525001
  • Date Posted: 8 October 2020
  • Employer: SSE PLC
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  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £32,000 to £49,100
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Base Location: Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth and Glasgow

Salary: £32,000 - 49,100 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 Hours Per Week | Flexible Working Available

About the Department

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

What is the Role?

SSE Transmission is going through a period of growth which has given us the fantastic opportunity to hire an experienced Design Interface Engineer. This role will be responsible for developing and implementing the Design Interface Plan and procedures for the ground-breaking Shetland HVDC project. This plan will identify interfaces, assign to Package teams and drive resolution of these interfaces ensuring that schedule requirements are maintained.

As well as implementing the process and managing the design interfaces between HVDC, AC, civils and cables contracts; you will also aid the application of BIM across all contractors in conjunction with the BIM Manager. You will also be expected to undertake review of submitted design interfaces & risks and issue to relevant stakeholders for action and follow up systematically.

The role involves you liaising with the Engineering and package teams and contractors to ensure interfaces are being managed and actions progressed. You will work closely with the project controls team to ensure monthly updates are delivered and reviewed against baseline to identify and challenge any areas of slippage. You will also contribute to identifying Project risks in compliance with the project risk management process.

What do I need?

The Design Interface Engineer will be responsible for the overall design interface picture, giving you the unique opportunity to guide the senior leaders of the HVDC, AC, civils and cables contracts throughout the project.

You must have previous experience of multi-contract design and delivery projects to be considered for interview. Ideally, you will have experience in both major project delivery (preferably in the Transmission sector) and a strong understanding of multi discipline engineering and the impact of decisions on programme/commercial aspects of a project.

To be considered for this role, you will have an Engineering degree, be a Chartered Engineer or someone working towards this combined with demonstrable experience of working within a multi-disciplined team.

A background of project controls and planning is desired coupled with an understanding of contract make up and obligations will be key to your success in this role.

Frequent travel to Shetland and Noss Head (Wick) will be required along with travel to SHE Transmission offices in Perth, Inverness and Glasgow.

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Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch with Applications sent to this email address will not be accepted. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.