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C&I Engineer - Offshore WInd


C&I Engineer - Offshore WInd

  • 541019
  • Closing at: May 29 2022 at 23:55 BST

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.  We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

Base Location: Flexible UK & Ireland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around the UK and Ireland.

Salary: Up to £59,000/ €83,300 depending on skills and experience + bonus + car/cash allowance + a range of other benefits to support your finances, health and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with flexible working options available

What is the Role?

We are looking for experienced C&I Engineers who are highly motivated, capable and committed to the highest standards of delivery, to work on our industry-leading portfolio of Offshore Wind projects.

As a C&I Engineer, you will primarily be working as discipline Lead Engineer as part of multi-discipline project teams on design development and construction activities on Offshore Wind projects. This will include:-

  • Producing high quality technical requirements specifications
  • Reviewing and approving Contractor detail design specifications
  • Effectively managing C&I and Telecoms project interfaces
  • Ensuring delivery of C&I and Telecoms scope to programme and budget
  • Attending and signing off on factory and site acceptance testing and commissioning milestones

What do I need?

We would like to hear from candidates who have not only gained their experience from within the Renewables industry, but from other industries as well. More importantly, we are looking for someone who can demonstrate excellent technical knowledge, professionalism and a proven track record of success in a fast-paced project environment.

Due to the nature of this role, we are also looking for you to have the following:

  • A strong knowledge of SCADA / PLC systems design, specification, configuration and commissioning is essential. 
  • Excellent knowledge of the main control systems industry IEC standards and commonly used communication protocols
  • Knowledge of telecoms and communications network design
  • Experience of producing high quality specifications and negotiating contracts on large-scale construction projects
  • Knowledge of OT Cyber Security industry standards and current best practices

Excellent communication skills are essential for this role, as is the ability to engage effectively with varying levels of stakeholders across the business and beyond.

About our Business

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. Our Offshore Engineering Team are playing a key role in the construction of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, situated off the East coast of England, as well as construction of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. We are also supporting development of several major offshore wind farm projects across the UK and Ireland as well as opportunities in Europe, Asia Pacific and USA. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As 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, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

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

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.




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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

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