We're proud to be 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.
Base Location: Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow or Perth
Salary: £41,307 - 54,556 + car allowance + 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?
As our Electrical Networks Designer/Electrical Engineer, you'll primarily be responsible for completing design work, from an initial high-level scope through to detailed installation/costing design, using a suite of engineering standards. Project designs relate to underground cable, overhead line and substation situations. The project portfolio includes network refurbishment, network reinforcement, network automation, plant replacement and various network alteration schemes. Based on a business need, you may also work on other work streams as required.
Your design will require you to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the health and safety as required in the projects pre-construction phase. This includes line route designs, stage by stage plans, plant and equipment specifications, tendering and tender evaluation. In this role you will:
- Ensure the network is constructed robustly, cost effectively and to engineering standards
- Eliminate health, safety and financial risks during the assets lifecycle
- Liaise with customers, land agents, local authorities and SSE colleagues
What do I need?
A working knowledge of Microsoft Office and previous experience in applying the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to technically complex projects is essential. In addition, knowledge of electrical network modelling and the NRSWA code of practice would be advantageous, although training will be provided.
You'll need to be capable of building lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. As a result of this you will have first class communication skills, both verbal and written. You'll have strong negotiation and influencing skills, being able to convey your position in a clear and concise manner.
To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:
- At least an HNC level qualification within a relevant subject
- Previous experience in the design and construction of electrical distribution networks up to 33KV
- Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
About our Business
SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.
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.
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 Jim on email@example.com / 01738 341514
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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