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Electrical Plant & Substations - Subject Matter Expert


Electrical Plant & Substations - Subject Matter Expert

  • 541641
  • Closing at: Jul 18 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the Role

Base Location: Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness or Glasgow.

Salary: £46,100 to £69,100 + car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

About the Role

Key duties and responsibilities of this role include:

- Write, maintain and own technical specifications required for all electrical plant design and equipment used on the Transmission network and review existing specifications and update them based on lessons learnt from projects and to include development of technology.

- Represent Transmission at industry body events such as ENA, IEC or CIGRE working groups and attend conferences.

- As part of the Technical Authority, review test plans to ensure that all technology and equipment selected is adequately tested, proven, validated and review proposed suppliers to confirm their suitability where specialist input is required and verify project proposals are fit for purpose and identify any scope changes required.

- Provide technical guidance to the transmission business for new plant and replacement and to Operations regarding equipment capability.

- Provide Subject Matter Expert input to design reviews carried out by the Design Authority.

What do I need?

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

- A degree in Electrical Engineering or another relevant engineering discipline and Chartered Engineer status with a relevant institution or working towards chartered status.

- Demonstrable experience in the design, specification and application of transmission voltage substations, electrical plant or equipment such as AIS or GIS switchgear, transformers or FACTS/HVDC.

- The ability to technically assess issues and/or problems and critically assess a range of technical solutions.

- A detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of National Grid, British and European Standards alongside the capability to write standards, technical guidance notes and work instructions.

- An in depth understanding of the technical requirements for design, planning, operation and development of the transmission network.

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.

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 / 01738 342939.

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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