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Senior Civil Project Engineer


Senior Civil Project Engineer

  • 537249
  • Closing at: Oct 25 2021 at 23:55 BST

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: Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary: £38,600 - £58,000 + car/ cash allowance + annual bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Flexible Working options available

What is the Role?

SSEN Transmission has a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Civil Project Engineer to provide specialist engineering support on high profile and technically complex projects.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Reviewing and approving a variety of civil design proposals and scopes through the development and execution phases of UGC, OHL and Substation projects, including site/route selection, ground investigation specification, earthworks designs, public road upgrade and landscaping for proposed assets.

- Promote best practice within the Civil team, through suggested improvements in specifications, technology options and management of engineering risks.

- Drive decision making and support other projects through peer review of key issues.

- Supervise and direct junior Engineers within their specialist remit, using your technical expertise.

- Drive improvement in early project development by making best use of digital platforms such as Infraworks and civil 3D to facilitate early design development.

- You will also take a key role in managing the performance of consultants and contractors supporting the delivery of our significant portfolio of work, including getting ready for delivering our £2.2 Billion RIIO-T2 plan.

What do I need?

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

- Demonstrable experience in transmission development/design/specification and be comfortable to technically assess issues and/or problems and critically assess a range of technical solutions.

- An excellent technical understanding of relevant legislation and the implications of this for Transmission network management for both Assets and Projects, including CDM.

- Effective communication skills are essential, and you should be able to communicate often complex technical issues clearly and concisely to facilitate decision making by senior management.

- Able to work effectively with key stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally with an appetite for building strong, lasting relationships.

- The ideal candidate for this role will be degree qualified in Civil Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline and ideally be a Chartered Engineer in a relevant institution or working towards chartered status.

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.

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, experiences 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 or 01738 342871.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal record 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:

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