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Renewables - Electrical & Grid Engineer Opportunities


Renewables - Electrical & Grid Engineer Opportunities

  • 528466
  • Closing at: Oct 29 2021 at 00:00 BST

Base Location: Flexible UK & Ireland

Salary: £Market Competitive + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + 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?

SSE Renewables Engineering and Innovation have several opportunities within our Electrical and Grid Engineering Teams to work on our extensive portfolio of development and construction projects and join our established and growing Engineering team. We are looking for Electrical and Grid Engineers at Engineer, Senior Engineer and Lead Engineer levels to work across a variety of engineering work packages on our onshore, offshore and hydro projects. 

These opportunities will cover the whole project lifecycle and may include; grid connection applications, grid code compliance, onshore/offshore HVAC or HVDC substations, land cable systems, offshore cable systems (export and inter-array), electrical power system studies and wind turbine electrical systems.

What do I need?

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established and growing Engineering team, so if you have a relevant degree and experience in one or more of these areas, we would be extremely keen to hear from you.

We would also love you to have:

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at various levels within the engineering team, management and other stakeholders.

- Excellent organisational skills and ability to deliver the highest quality of work within the necessary project timescales and requirements. 

- Or be working towards, professional membership of a relevant professional body. 

- A real passion for and share the SSE's business strategy which is to drive the transition to a zero-carbon future through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets. 

Having a background in Renewables isn't necessary, as we welcome applications from those with transferable experience. It's more important to us that you share our values, bring unique experience and are eager to learn.

About our Business

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

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.

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.



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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

Explore our full list of benefits:

Employee benefits booklet


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