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Electrical Engineer / Design Engineer

Aberdeen, Scotland / Moray, Elgin, Scotland / Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Peterhead
£42691 - £55653 per annum + car allowance
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

Job Details

Base Location: Aberdeen, Peterhead, Elgin or Moray

Salary: £42,691 - £55,653 depending on skills and experience + car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

As an Electrical Networks Design Engineer you will primarily be responsible for technical development of capital projects for our distribution network, from feasibility through to approved for construction stage, using a suite of engineering standards. Project designs relate to underground cable, overhead line and substation situations up to 33kV. The project portfolio includes network refurbishment, reinforcement or automation and plant replacement.

Your design duties will include production of line route drawings, stage by stage plans, plant and equipment specifications, contractor tendering and evaluation. In this role you will liaise with internal colleagues and external stakeholders to ensure that necessary project land rights can be consented, construction carried out robustly, cost effectively and be technically compliant. You will also be required to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the health, safety and environmental aspects of projects during pre-construction phase.

What do I need?

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

- At least an HNC level qualification within a relevant subject.

- Previous experience in the design and construction of electrical distribution networks up to 33kV.

- Previous experience in applying the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to technically complex projects.

- Strong negotiation and influencing skills, being able to convey your position in a clear and concise manner.

- Proficiency with using Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of electrical network modelling and the NRSWA code of practice would be advantageous.

- Ability to build lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, requiring first class communication and organisational skills.

- A full and valid driving licence is essential.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

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 Stacey on 01738 342529.

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.


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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