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HVDC Simulation Engineer

Scotland, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
£44100 - £66100 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
25 Jun 2023

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Electrical, Project Engineering
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About the Role

Base Location: The National HVDC Centre, Cumbernauld

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

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

The National HVDC Centre is recruiting a Simulation Engineer who wants to work at the cutting edge of power system modelling and analysis on a range of exciting GB and international projects to accelerate and de-risk our transition to a net zero network.

The key duties and responsibilities of the role will be:

- Undertake simulation studies to investigate the performance of HVDC technologies including the operation of real schemes connecting to the GB network using our state-of-the-art real-time simulation facilities in conjunction with vendor-supplied hardware and models.

- Lead the delivery of study projects for our stakeholders, identifying key insights of value and importance, then communicate the results in publications, technical reports, and presentations.

- Work closely with colleagues in the Centre and our partners to develop knowledge and capabilities in HVDC and related simulation tools through participation in research and development projects and the delivery of training.

- Engage with industry groups and innovation projects to help shape the future of HVDC as we drive towards a net zero network and become a recognised expert in one of the key subject areas of the HVDC Centre.

What do I need?

We are considering candidates with a range of experiences, including people new to the industry through to globally renowned experts. We would love to hear from you if you have:

- Experience in power system analysis and its applications; preferably EMT studies or real-time simulation but we offer a supportive environment where we expect all to develop their skills in new areas.

- Good technical knowledge of the electricity transmission network, with understanding of core elements, ideally with a strong focus on HVDC, inverter-based resources or FACTS.

- Ability to write clear and well-structured technical reports and ability to communicate complex technical subjects to different stakeholders.

- Motivation to work with others to deliver excellent outputs in a collaborative manner to the high standards required of a world-leading organisation and the ambition to support our continued growth.

About the Department:

The National HVDC Centre ( is Great Britain's simulation and training facility for HVDC, supporting the integration and successful operation of all HVDC schemes connecting to the GB electricity network (including offshore connections). The HVDC Centre, opened in April 2017, is the national hub for HVDC knowledge exchange, expertise and innovation. The Centre uses state-of-the-art high-performance computing facilities to model and resolve complex issues before they impact on the delivery or operation of HVDC projects. Our globally-recognised work helps to ensure the integrity and security of GB energy supplies as we transition to a net zero network.

To learn more about HVDC at SSEN Transmission, please watch this short video: HVDC at SSEN Transmission

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 UKs 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.

What happens now?

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 Iona on 01738 344049.

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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