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Electrical Engineer / Design Engineer

Scotland, Western Isles, Isle of Skye / Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, Highlands
£42691 - £49626 per annum + car/car allowance
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Electrical, Project Engineering
Power, Renewables
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Base Location: Inverness, Western Isles, Skye, Kyle, Caithness or Orkney

Salary: £42,691 - £49,626 + car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

What is the Role?

As our Electrical Networks Designer/Electrical Engineer, you'll primarily be responsible for completing design work, starting with a high-level scope leading on to detailed installation/costing design, using a suite of engineering standards. Project designs relate to underground cable, overhead line and substation assets. The project portfolio includes connections of customer's renewable energy, battery storage and various demand projects.

Your design will require you to plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate health and safety in the projects pre-construction phase. This includes line route designs, stage by stage plans, plant and equipment specifications, tendering and tender evaluation. In this role you will:

- Ensure the new connections and network are constructed robustly, cost effectively and to engineering standards.

- Eliminate health, safety and financial risks during the projects lifecycle.

- Ensure customers are provided with an excellent level of customer service.

- Liaise with land agents, local authorities, external design contractors and SSE colleagues.

What do I need?

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience in applying the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to technically complex projects is essential. Knowledge of electrical network modelling and the NRSWA code of practice would be advantageous, although training will be provided.

You will have first class communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to form and maintain lasting relationships with your stakeholders. You'll have strong negotiation and influencing skills, being able to convey your position in a clear and concise manner.

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

- Qualified to a minimum of HNC level within a relevant subject.

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

- Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.

It is an essential requirement for this role that you hold a valid UK drivers licence.

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 Fiona on 01738 340954.

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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