Electrical Engineer - Substation Projects

  • Job Reference: 524755
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2020
  • Employer: SSE PLC
  • Website: https://sse.com/careers/
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Base Location: Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow, Perth

Salary: £Competitive depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent - Full Time

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, where 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, in an licence area that extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

What is the Role?

SSE Transmission has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Substation Electrical Engineer to join our Engineering Team in providing specialist electrical engineering support on high profile and technically complex Transmission projects.

This role offers a unique chance to be involved at all stages of high voltage projects from development through refinement to delivery and commissioning and handover. Our engineers are responsible for a wide variety of work which includes creating outline scheme designs, developing scopes and specifications for both new build and modified substations and electrical systems, evaluating contractors tenders, reviewing contractors/consultants detailed designs, witnessing factory acceptance tests and supporting field teams to ensure quality of installations.

This is an excellent opportunity to use and develop your skills and knowledge to construct National infrastructure vital in the drive to a Net Zero future.

What do I need?

The ideal candidate for this role will have a degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience, particularly with a background in substation design. We are particularly interested in candidates with Transmission level experience of reactive compensation or gas insulated switchgear.

It is essential that you have demonstrable experience in Transmission development/design/specification and be confident in your ability to technically assess issues and/or problems and critically assess a range of technical solutions.

A thorough technical understanding of relevant legislation, including CDM and ESQCR, and the implications of this for Transmission network management is important.

Ideally candidates will be Chartered Engineers or working towards this. SSEN fully recognises, encourages and supports our engineers in this and their continued professional development.

Our Benefits

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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 (please note CV's are not accepted to this email address). Well 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.