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Renewables - Geotechnical Project Engineer

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

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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 dependant 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

What is the Role?

As a Geotechnical Project Engineer, you will play a key role in our Offshore Renewables Engineering Team providing geotechnical expertise into our exciting and wide-ranging offshore wind portfolio of projects.

As part of this role, you will be integrated into a multi-disciplinary team and have the following responsibilities:

- Aid the development of a geotechnical strategy, providing optimised delivery, providing pro-active project risk management and supporting the production of a wider project programme.

- Aid procurement in scoping, specifying, and negotiating external consultancy/ contractor agreements.

- Planning, execution, and delivery of geotechnical engineering activities including foundation design, cable installation/ design, laboratory test management, interpretation, and ground modelling.

- Review of technical reports by third parties, including desk studies, foundation designs, cable installation analysis/ design, driveability studies, laboratory test schedules, leg penetration analysis, and more.

- Continual appraisal of new methodologies, technologies, and industry best practice.

- Collaborating with the wider Geoscience Team to develop internal best practice and improve technical capabilities.

- Supporting projects with ensuring full compliance with statutory and Company Health, Safety, Environmental and Sustainability standards.

What do I need?

We would love you to be educated to Masters degree level in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology and have a comprehensive understanding of the legislation, design, and operational standards associated with offshore wind development. You should be Chartered or working towards Chartership status.

Due to the varied nature of this role, we would also like you to have experience in some of the following areas:

- Offshore ground investigation and laboratory test scheduling.

- Interpretation of ground investigation results: ground modelling, unitisation, parameter selection, and design profile generation.

- Offshore wind foundation design and an appreciation of the common design codes and standards.

- Geo hazard and risk management.

- Offshore Wind Farm project development and construction.

- Managing projects and working independently with the ability to effectively prioritise your workload.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be essential, as will a positive and innovative mind set, a flexible approach and the initiative to drive the delivery of high-quality work on a consistent basis in a demanding environment.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Douglas on 01738 275199.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality 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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