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Asset Engineer (Control & Instrumentation)

Peterhead, Scotland, Aberdeenshire
£44100 - £66100 per annum + Performance related bonus
Closing date
29 May 2023

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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.

About the Role

Base Location: Peterhead Power Station

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

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

We have an exciting opportunity for an Asset Engineer (Control & Instrumentation) to join our Thermal team based at Peterhead Power Station. Reporting into the E,C & I Lead Asset Engineer, you will be responsible for providing technical oversight and support across the station within your area of expertise and ensuring management plans for station assets meet company objectives in terms of SHE performance, cost, reliability, efficiency and availability.

Key Responsibilities:

- Create and maintain Asset Management plans for the allocated assets.

- Determine the maintenance strategy for the allocated assets and create and maintain the necessary preventative and predictive maintenance tasks in Maximo. Specify and maintain spares stockholdings for assets in your area of responsibility. Contribute to FMEA, RCM and other asset related studies identifying issues and specifying corrective action. Supervise site works for execution of projects and asset related tasks. Carry out RCA on plant failures and carry out rectification as required.

- Provide technical oversight and support across the station within your area of expertise. Provide the link between the station and external technical experts, e.g. central Engineering, Generation Development and OEMs.

- Contribute to the station planning and priority setting processes including outage management and execution. Carry out rectification works to plant, or system defects as required.

- Carry out the duties of the Safe System of Work (SSOW) as required to ensure works are completed in line with the safe system of works for yourself and contractors.

- Contribute to the annual budget preparation and manage expenditure within your area of responsibility, including accurate forecasting and receipting.

- There is a general responsibility to maintain compliance with legislation, in addition you may have responsibility for maintaining station compliance with specific areas of legislation such as the dangerous substances and explosive atmosphere regs.

- Manage revenue and capital projects in your area of responsibility complying with the company project management and plant & process change processes.

What do I need?

To be considered we would love you to have:

- Degree qualified in an applicable engineering discipline or relevant experience.

- Asset management strategies and associated maintenance regimes of the allocated plant or similar plant operating in a similar environment.

- Highly skilled in Control & Instrumentation field equipment, control systems and control techniques.

- Proven track record of plant troubleshooting & preparation of work packs for execution.

- CompEx certified across all areas of Ex01 - Ex04.

- Knowledge and practical experience of working within a controlled safety environment together with a working experience of management of projects under established safe systems of work.

- Experienced using computerised maintenance management systems, preferably Maximo.

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 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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