Person, Face, Glasses, Accessories, Hair, Blonde, Teen, Kid, Female, Dating

Electrical Engineer


Electrical Engineer

  • 542109
  • Closing at: Aug 21 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Flexible UK & ROI | 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.

Salary: Competitive Salary + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent or Fixed Term Contract or Secondment | Full Time or Part Time | Flexible First options available

As an Electrical Design Engineer, you’ll work in the Electric Vehicle Sector of the SSE Energy Solutions Business. A growing and challenging area of the business, delivering designs to support our ambitious plan to design, build, own and operate over 300+ rapid charging electric vehicle charging hubs in the UK and ROI by 2030. This will include the assessment and management of risk, development of conceptual and front-end engineering designs, and progression of detailed designs for a wide variety of electric vehicle infrastructure projects.

Your main responsibilities within this role will be;

  • Engineering Design - Create and be responsible for the development of concept through to detailed construction ready design of EV systems to include Grid connections, 11kV / MV substation design, EV charging design to BS7671 and the design of lighting and small power within EV hub infrastructure.
  • Innovation - Identifying and developing innovative engineering solutions to meet project & Client needs, including looking beyond the immediate Client requirements and ensuring solutions can maximise DE competitive offerings.
  • Design Risk Management - Leading and supporting design risk management activities, holding or supporting CDM Principal Designer and designer roles on projects.
  • Engineering specifications - Drafting and reviewing system and subsystem technical specifications for plant and equipment to meet the project requirements.
  • Engineering Review - Provide rigorous review and guidance of designed solutions within the EV engineering team and seek the approvals from the business’ design authority.
  • Design Process Development - Working in an emerging market, you will need to be able to work to tight deadlines, research and source technical information and specifications and contribute to the development and continuous improvement of the Engineering process.

What do I need?

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

  • You will be educated to a minimum of HNC level with relevant experience, ideally in Electrical Engineering;
  • You will have experience in the development and design of electrical installations to BS7671; LV, MV and HV power networks. Ideally, experienced with Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure.
  • You will have experience in coordinating or supporting the management of external consultants or designers in multi-discipline projects.
  • You will have a broad understanding of all areas of the energy industry; in particular distributed energy technology, smart energy systems and transmission and distribution networks.
  • You will be a highly motivated and self-starting individual, with very effective written and spoken communication skills, confident in making presentations to others including senior stakeholders.

You will have a flexible approach that lends itself to collaborating with colleagues and customers at a high level.

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

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 

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.



#LI-Hybrid OR #LI-Onsite

Apply Now

Refer someone to this job

Not You?

We have emailed you a code to verify your identity

Thank you

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

ROI Benefits Booklet


Recommended Jobs

Apply Now

Refer someone to this job

Not You?

We have emailed you a code to verify your identity

Thank you