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Electrical Engineer & Senior Electrical Engineer Opportunities - Offshore Wind


Electrical Engineer & Senior Electrical Engineer Opportunities - Offshore Wind

  • 541033
  • Closing at: May 22 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 | 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 UK.

Salary: Up to £69,100 depending on experience + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing. 

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


What is the Role? 


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, Ireland and Europe as well as opportunities in Asia Pacific and USA.

SSE Renewables Offshore Engineering have opportunities within our Electrical Engineering Team. We are looking for Electrical Engineers at Engineer and Senior Engineer levels to lead and coordinate all electrical engineering deliverables across development and construction projects within the Offshore Renewables business.  

The scope of work covers the whole project lifecycle and includes offshore wind farm electrical system design and operation, onshore and offshore substations, export cable systems, inter-array cable systems, electrical power system studies, wind turbine electrical systems and grid code compliance. If you have experience in one or more of these areas, we are extremely keen to hear from you. 

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Front-end electrical engineering design works and development of electrical contract documentation including management and preparation of substation, turbine, cable systems and electrical balance of plant contracts
  • Coordinating project engineering works and ensuring correct technical specifications are prepared and applied to projects
  • Writing, reviewing and updating technical specifications
  • Reviewing external contractor’s and consultant’s specifications and documentation for the procurement of long lead plant items and contracts to ensure SSE requirements are achieved.
  • Reviewing and interpretating power systems studies against relevant grid code requirements to ensure all projects are designed and executed demonstrating and proving full compliance

What do I need? 

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


  • Engineering Chartership and a member of the Engineering Council or working towards this goal.
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience of electricity generation including technical knowledge of power systems and their operation, preferably within renewable and wind power.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate engineering legislation and industry good practice.
  • Excellent report writing skills and an understanding of effective organisation capabilities to deliver quality work to the agreed timescales. You will have a strong understanding of commercial awareness in order to understand implications of engineering activities and decisions.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to deliver the highest quality of work within the necessary timescales along with strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at various managerial levels within the business where you will be part of a large electrical engineering team within the SSE Renewables Offshore business.

Although flexible on base location, you will be required to travel as and when is required by the work being undertaken, sometimes to remote locations. A full UK driving license is essential.


Having a background in Renewables isn’t necessary, as we welcome applications from those with transferable experience. It’s more important to us that you share our values, bring unique experience and are eager to learn.   


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. 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. 


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


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. 



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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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