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Electrical Design Engineer

England, Swindon, Wiltshire
£44195 - £50611 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

Job Details

About the Role

Base Location: Wiltshire (Swindon, Melksham, Andover) and Thames Valley (Buckinghamshire/West London)

Salary: £44,195 - £50,611 (depending on skills and experience) + car/car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 Hours | Flexible Working options available

We are looking for an Electrical Design Engineer to join our team!

As an Electrical Design Engineer with SSE you'll produce a co-ordinated and coherent detailed design for new overhead line schemes, network refurbishment, plant replacement and network alteration on the LV to 33kV networks.

This will include planning, managing, monitoring and co-ordination of health and safety in the pre-construction phase.

You'll also ensure the network is constructed robustly and cost effectively whilst eliminating health and safety risks in the design and financial risks during construction.

Finally, you'll liaise with customers, land agents, local authorities and SSE colleagues to achieve a fit for purpose design.

What do I need?

You'll need to have:

- Knowledge of CDM regulations and experience of working with the NRSWA code of practice.

- Knowledge and experience in the design/construction of new cable routes, new overhead lines, network refurbishment, plant replacement and alteration's on the LV to 33kV networks.

- A minimum of HNC or equivalent is required.

- Organisational skills and the ability to work quickly, accurately and independently whilst under pressure.

- You'll have strong negotiation and influencing skills, excellent written and oral communication and a willingness to develop and assist other team members while making innovative and effective business improvements.

Regular travel is required and as a result we can only accept applications from candidates that hold a current driving licence.

About the Department

Our SSEN Distribution Asset Management team consists of Asset Risk Management and Equipment Specification. They are involved in running a programme of projects exploring new technologies and commercial arrangements across network activities and identifying practical solutions. They are also involved in operating some of the new solutions that have been developed by the innovation team. The project portfolio is predominantly funded by the Low Carbon Network Fund or the Network Innovation Allowance which requires considerable management and governance to ensure compliance.

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 flexible working requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Kim on 01738 344051.

Before starting employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

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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