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Assistant CAD Project Engineer


Assistant CAD Project Engineer

  • 539797
  • Closing at: Jan 24 2022 at 23:55 GMT

We're proud to have been a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net-zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary: £32,800 - £43,000 depending on skills and experience + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

Due to significant growth within SSE Transmission and our strategy to develop in-house modelling support, we are looking for an Assistant CAD Project Engineer to provide support to our CAD team who work on a wide range of projects as we strive towards net-zero.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

- Support the team with design and drafting on our HV substation projects.

- Develop substation layout drawings, schematics and diagrams

- Support the implementation of BIM solutions.

- Provide maps and other documentation as required, on time and to requisite standards.

- Support with document control within the CAD team.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have: 

- Along with proficiency in AutoCAD, knowledge of HV substation design and an understanding/use of maps and geo-referencing would be favourable.

- Strong organisational skills for managing drawing registers and revision control.

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work with a minimum of supervision.

- Experience of working in a technical role within a client or contracting organisation within the UK electricity supply industry.

- An understanding/experience of the capabilities of other Autodesk products within the AEC collection and Autodesk Construction Cloud/BIM360 would be beneficial.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net-zero.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact or 01738 342871.Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal record and credit check.




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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

UK benefits booklet

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