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Rotating Equipment Engineer

Republic of Ireland, Dublin / Leeds, England, West Yorkshire
£44100 - £66100 per annum + Performance related bonus
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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About our Business

SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which is investing £24bn this decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.

To find out more, read this blog from Catherine Raw, our Managing Director, on our critical role in delivering net zero.

Base Location: Leeds, Perth, Glasgow or Dublin

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

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

SSE's Thermal Engineering & Asset Management team provides Asset Integrity, Technical Assurance and Technical Authority roles across a broad range of Power Plant and Gas Storage Sites balancing risk, cost and performance and is looking to recruit a Rotating Equipment Engineer who will be responsible for Gas Turbine Engineering including:

- Managing asset integrity for a wide range of rotating equipment through the corporate governance role inc. completing root cause analysis, assessing damaged components, compiling safety cases, and ensuring compliance with standards and legislation.

- Technical Assurance through delivering robust Engineering solutions for Rotating Plant high consequent assets and associated outage coordination activities.

- Technical Authority for large capital thermal new build projects (inc. development of CCS & Hydrogen combustion ventures); the role will require key interaction with design, quality and construction activities.

What do I need?

To be considered for the role, we would prefer you to have:

- Degree qualified engineer or equivalent and working towards Chartered Engineer status within a professional institution.

- A working knowledge of the legislation, design standards and industry good practice for rotating plant machinery (Gas Turbines & combustion systems).

- Desirably have working knowledge of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and gas turbine hydrogen technologies.

- Experienced in gas and steam turbine overhauls, component repair, combustion, operation, legislation, design standards and industry good practice.

- Experience with the development of technical and engineering solutions to add value and mitigate risks.

For this role you must have a full, current driving license as trips to operational sites are required.

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 Hannah on 01738 341147.

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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