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Onshore Wind - Operational Electrical Engineer


Onshore Wind - Operational Electrical Engineer

  • 542518
  • Closing at: Oct 9 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.

About the Role

Base Location: North of Scotland (Inverness Area or Wider Highlands Region)

Salary: £45,592 - £55,653 depending on skills and experience + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

Reporting to the Electrical Engineering Team Leader, you'll play a pivotal part in a team that carries out preventative maintenance on HV and LV assets, responds to faults and provides technical support to the Operations and Service teams.

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

- Performing Senior Authorised Person (SAP) duties up to and including 132kV. Maintenance and fault response on high value / high consequence electrical assets.

- Providing planned and unplanned technical support including technical and safety investigations. 

- Monitoring plant health and ensuring appropriate response to emergent issues that have the potential to cause safety and business issues.

- Reviewing, improving and implementing internal maintenance standards.

- Performing elements of contract management from specification/scope writing, technical evaluation of contractor's proposal, through to planning, setting to work and continuous monitoring of safety and performance.

What do I need?

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

- Degree qualified in an Electrical Engineering function or the ability to demonstrate suitable experience in a similar role.

- You will already be an operational SAP and HV Switcher or be able to demonstrate current progression towards this authorisation.

- Good working knowledge of electrical equipment and systems (protection systems, HV switchgear, electrical generating plant, HV / LV transformers, control systems).

- Have good experience in an operational, maintenance or construction environment, preferably within a High Voltage environment.

- Able to demonstrate experience in managing projects and contractors and have a proven track record of delivery, both personally and through others.

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 Pamela on or 01738 342002. 

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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