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Project Engineer

Glasgow, Perth, Inverness or Aberdeen
£44,100 - £66,100 + car/car allowance + performance-related bonus
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Design, Project Engineering, Safety
Power, Renewables
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About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Inverness or Aberdeen

Salary: £44,100 - £66,100 + car/car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

SSEN Transmission have an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer (Design Lead) to join our multi-disciplined Project Engineering team to help design, develop and deliver our project portfolio.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Provide leadership, coordination and management of interface between multiple technical disciplines where required, to deliver on project and statutory requirements.

- Support the team with the drafting and preparation of engineering designs, documents or assessments for our projects including reviewing contractor tender returns.

- Work closely with our engineers and managers to help ensure that engineering and quality risks are identified and understood and that appropriate measures are put in place to minimise project risks.

- Drive design delivery of scope to required quality and programme, ensuring all data, specialist input and deliverables are complete and checked.

- Prepare and co-ordinate design gateway reviews, ensuring technical discipline support and stakeholder engagement.

What do I need?

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

- A good awareness of the technical functions in Transmission, along with an appreciation of legal and regulatory obligations and project governance and engineering processes.

- An understanding of the legislation and implications for the Transmission network management for both Assets and Projects, including Construction Design Management & Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations.

- You must be a problem solver with the strength of character to ensure critical matters are addressed by the project teams.

- Enthusiastic with excellent communication skills, with the ability to demonstrate diligence and prioritise tasks.

- Hold a degree or HND in Electrical Engineering or relevant technical experience and ideally be a Chartered Engineer or working towards professional accreditation 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.

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 Stephanie on / 01738 342963.

EXTERNAL: 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.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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