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Senior Protection & Control Project Engineer

Glasgow, Scotland
£51600 - £77400 per annum + Car Allowance & Bonus
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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About the Role

Base Location: Flexible Scotland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however, need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices around Scotland.

Salary: £51,600 - £77,400 + Car / Allowance + Performance-Related Bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

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

SSEN Transmission has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Protection & Control Project Engineer to provide specialist engineering support on high profile and technically complex Transmission projects.

- Provide senior technical guidance to ensure successful output of Protection and Control deliverables and leadership in defining the scope, project approach and resolution of key risks across the 132kV, 275V and 400kV transmission network in our licence area.

- Execute complex assignments requiring the use of advanced techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment, and/or technological methods.

-Implement and comply with CDM procedures and practices, and all other regulatory requirements associated with the nature of substation and electrical system design.

- Produce detailed electricity substation Protection & Control design packages compliant to client and national technical standards. including outline scheme designs and Key Line Diagrams; scopes and specifications for new build substations as well as modification to existing.

- Support in the mentoring and guidance for less experienced engineers within your team, to support in the growth of Protection and Control capability within the business and proactively manager consultants and contractors to drive decision making.

What do I need?

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

- Demonstrable experience in Protection and Control engineering including development, design and specification with clear ability to technically assess issues, and critically produce a range of technical solutions.

- An excellent technical understanding of relevant legislation, including CDM and ESQCR, and the implications of this for Transmission network management is essential.

- Effective communication skills, and you must be able to communicate often complex technical issues clearly and concisely to facilitate decision making by senior management. You will be able to communicate effectively with key stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally, with an appetite for building strong, lasting relationships.

- Keen focus on driving continuous improvements in business processes, procedures and systems and a passion for developing junior staff. Experience in organising or delivering training and development for protection and control engineers would be preferable.

- Ideally hold an honours degree in electrical engineering, or another relevant engineering discipline, and be a Chartered Engineer in a relevant institution or working towards chartered status.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

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 Stephanie on 01738 342963.

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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