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Mechanical/Process/controls Engineer - Heat Networks


Mechanical/Process/controls Engineer - Heat Networks

  • 543776
  • Closing at: Feb 10 2023 at 16:45 GMT

About the Role

Base Location: Reading or London preferred | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception.

Salary: £37,600 – 56,400 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

You will report to a Managing Senior Engineer of the Heat Networks Team (within the Distributed Energy business of SSE Energy Solutions) and will join the Heat Networks engineering team, where we are seeking an additional Engineer (from a Mechanical, Process or Control Systems degree discipline) to help grow our district energy networks (heating and cooling) business.  In line with the requirements of the role set out below, you’ll require relevant previous experience with a decent understanding of both low-carbon energy centres and piping distribution systems.  

You’ll be responsible for producing project development deliverables, including conceptual and developed designs for new district heating networks and the generation of technical specifications for project implementation. You’ll be responsible for the review of detailed engineering designs for new-build assets and on-site validation during build-out and commissioning. 

For SSE’s operating district heating schemes, you’ll provide engineering support in troubleshooting and optimisation modifications (mechanical and/or control) to the operations team in order to improve the carbon and cost performance of our sites.  In addition, your role may involve modelling existing heat networks, interrogating and analysing operating data from our schemes, quantifying sources of heat loss and proposing improvements for existing and future heat networks.

What do I need?

  • Ideally be a qualified Mechanical, Process or Control Systems Engineer.
  • You will have the ability to demonstrate working experience in thermal energy systems/processes and piping distribution systems, ideally including district heating and cooling engineering.
  • Have a fair understanding of district heating and cooling technologies, including boilers, combined heat & power gas engine systems, steam cycle bleeds, heat pumps, mechanical chillers and balance of plant systems.
  • Experience of report-writing skills and MS Excel proficiency.
  • A proven team player and possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels internally and externally.

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities – Distributed Energy, is the Energy Solutions 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 (public holidays inclusive), 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 zoe.gillespie@sse.com / 01738 344072.

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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