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Renewables - Commissioning Lead - Offshore Projects

Glasgow, Scotland
£44100 - £66100 per annum + Performance-related bonus
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

Job Details

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin.

Salary: £44,100 - £66,100 (dependent upon experience) + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

This role will be mainly responsible for the timely input to projects in the development and pre-construction phases to ensure the scopes of commissioning for the onshore & offshore substations, marine package and turbine package is clearly understood and described within the package contracts pre-tender stage.

The key aspect of the role will be early engagement with the project team and EPC contractors to ensure the stage gate 2 and 3 plans are agreed for all the commissioning activities for new projects.

Health and Safety

Identify Project lessons learnt and recommend the mitigations into new projects, ensure they meet design and employer requirements taking health, safety and welfare and industry good practice, eg G+ Health and Safety Guidelines into consideration and are commissionable safely and in accordance with the industry accepted High Voltage and Wind Turbine Safety Rules.

Plan, Organise and Control Commissioning activities

Plan commissioning activities within the Large Capital Projects Framework, Company guidelines, ISO standards and industry good practice. Preparation and review of commissioning scopes of work in main package contracts including Logistics where required. Participate in HAZOP and HAZID studies.

Completions and Takeover

Work closely with Completions Team and ensure the implementation of the Completions Process is aligned within the package contracts employer requirements.

Stakeholder Engagement

Represent SSE and the JV Project at Project and Company level interfacing with the supply chain and key stakeholders such as Transmission System Owners and Operators. Attendance at key offshore wind events to engage with supply chain.

What do I need?

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

- Relevant technical education, for example an HNC/HND in engineering (ideally electrical engineering) or equivalent.

- Worked in a technical role and have prior experience of coordinating commissioning & construction activities and managing the associated tasks.

- Experience of construction, commissioning, handover and/or operations for electrical equipment.

- Ideally, but not essential, have previously worked as an electrical engineer on high voltage AC systems.

- Strong personal drive, ability to work on own initiative to time based deadlines and a strong disciplined approach to document creation and review. Ability to develop and draft new processes to support a singular approach in working practices.

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 Douglas on 01738 275199

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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