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Electrical Engineer

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£44100 - £66100 per annum + Bonus
Closing date
19 Jun 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: Leeds, Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Dublin or Reading

Salary: £44,100 - £66,100 (UK) / €62,200-€93,300 (ROI) + Performance-Related Bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

As an Electrical Engineer you'll be responsible for providing technical expertise in order to manage the medium to long term integrity of high-risk operational assets and new build projects within your area of expertise, where failure would have a major impact on safety; environmental; and commercial operation of the business.

Youll be coordinating all project Electrical Engineering activities and participate in various technical activities such as development of relevant Engineering and Design Standards, review of tender documentation, HAZOP and HAZID reviews and Detailed Design Reviews. Interactions with various internal and external Engineering Disciplines including project and vendors site visits would also be expected. Providing specialist engineering advice to current asset operators and project teams would also be part of your remit.

What do I need?

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

- Previous experience as first point of reference for HV and LV electrical systems.

- Extensive (plus demonstrable) Electrical Engineering and Maintenance power plant experience or new build power plant Electrical commissioning experience.

- Demonstrable independent decision making and sound problem-solving skills, with the ability to operate with a minimum level of supervision and management.

- Good understanding of UK and/or ROI Grid/Distribution Codes.

- Commercial awareness in order to understand implications of engineering activities and decisions.

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 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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