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Senior System Performance Engineer


Senior System Performance Engineer

  • 540993
  • Closing at: Jun 3 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Perth or Glasgow

Salary: £48,000-£70,000 per annum + 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 an opportunity for a Senior System Performance Engineer to undertake power system studies to support the integration of low carbon generation and related technologies onto the transmission system in the north of Scotland.  Our System Performance team provides an advanced simulation capability which includes cutting edge large scale EMT modelling using PSCAD on a dedicated simulator.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Define and deliver detailed simulation studies to support the connection of renewable generation, FACTS devices, HVDC links and railway feeder stations.

- Show technical leadership within the team and provide training and mentoring for less experienced colleagues.

- Take the lead on scoping and delivering innovation projects ensuring that our business is at the forefront of new developments in system modelling and monitoring.

- Support the operation of our network by assisting the with analysis of events and disturbances.

- Represent SSEN Transmission in external meetings and on industry workgroups

What do I need?

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

- Experience in power system analysis, design and planning, ideally within the electricity transmission area, with working knowledge of the relevant industry and technical standards

- A deep understanding of power system modelling and analysis with extensive experience in at least three of the following areas: load flow and short circuit calculations, dynamic (RMS) simulation, power quality and system monitoring, EMT simulation for transients, EMT simulation for control interaction studies and automation scripting.

- Experience with industry standard analysis tools such as PSS/E, Power Factory, PSCAD and Matlab/Simulink.  Knowledge of the Python scripting language would also be advantageous.

- Excellent knowledge of the electricity industry, including interfaces with the regulator, the Electricity System Operator, other Transmission Owners and Distribution Network Operators

- Ability to write clear and well-structured technical reports and specifications and provide focussed information for senior management.

- A degree in electrical engineering or related numerical discipline and ideally be a Chartered Engineer with a relevant institution.

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, 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 we will 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 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

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