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Higher Apprenticeship - BEMS Control Engineer (Sep 2023 Intake)

England, Surrey, Egham
Up to £21054 per annum
Closing date
9 Apr 2023

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Higher Apprenticeship - BEMS Controls Engineer

Base Location: Egham

Salary: £21,054 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

About the Role

In alignment with our growth plans, we are looking for a number of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Controls Engineer Apprentices to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to join our Building Controls and Services Programme within the Energy Solutions team. This team focuses on helping businesses achieve significant reductions in their building's energy consumption through the Installation, Commissioning and Support of Building Management Systems and remote support via our Energy Management Centre.

Reporting into the Operations Manager, once trained, you'll ensure that building management systems are installed, maintained and operate correctly at customer sites, through service level and commissioning tasks, ensuring Optimum Comfort conditions, whilst at the same time, achieving maximum Energy Efficiency and Savings.

This Level 4 Apprenticeship is designed to develop apprentices into tomorrows engineers. During this 36 month-long programme, you will receive comprehensive training which will enable you to develop your skills and technical knowledge, allowing you to achieve industry accreditations. Whilst on this apprenticeship programme you will:

- Review and implement heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) software strategies to improve a buildings operational control and efficiency.

- Design, build, install, commission and repair BEMS software and controls equipment.

- Work safely alongside the engineering team and assist with on-site activities.

- Develop skills and apply knowledge when operating on-site.

- Produce site reports along with remedial / enhancement recommendations.

Whilst at work, you will get the opportunity to put your training into practise. Throughout your time at SSE, you will be trained and mentored by qualified engineers and supported by our experienced and friendly team.

What do I need?

We are looking for the right candidates to help our team build a future that's more sustainable and inclusive. If you want to be a part of our team, wed be keen to hear from you. We know its not all about qualifications, were more interested in your innate strengths and the qualities you can bring to SSE. To apply, you will need:

- An electrical installation / engineering background.

- A strong interest in technology, as you will be working with automated control systems.

- An appreciation for our core values, particularly safety and the desire to do well.

- Great communication and interpersonal skills.

- To enjoy working as part of a team.

- For this particular apprenticeships candidates need to be 18+ when they start the programme.

About our Business

The Smart Buildings business makes some of the most iconic buildings come alive!

We design, install, monitor, maintain and optimise building control systems and are part of SSE's Distributed Energy division developing solutions for smart places - cities, campuses and buildings.

Our business helps achieve optimised working environments leading to reductions in buildings energy consumption through the installation and maintenance of a variety of building control technologies, including Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), and the application of data analytics to provide building performance insights.

We are one of the largest BEMS suppliers in the UK - a top 3 Honeywell Trend Technology Partner, and the first Siemens Master Partner in the UK. We love being a market leader and topping out some outstanding projects to the very highest of standards - on time and within budget!

Working alongside our colleagues in SSE Distributed Energy we provide some of the most critical building control and energy generation services required by a Zero Carbon world - enabling commercial and public sector customers achieve their sustainability targets. In addition to building control technologies our smart energy infrastructure solutions include: solar PV, battery storage, heat networks, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

We were proud to have been a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

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.

What happens now?

All applications should be submitted online. The closing date for application is 11pm on Sunday, 9th April.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact recruitment by email or you are very welcome to request a call if you would prefer to discuss on the phone.

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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