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Offshore Wind Electrical Engineer

Glasgow, Scotland
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £18 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin.

Salary: £ Competitive + 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 working in the Offshore Wind Integrity Engineering Team, you'll be responsible for providing the technical knowledge required to manage the integrity of operational assets, where failure would have a major impact on safety, environmental, and commercial operation of the business. You'll also be involved in all electrical aspects of Offshore Windfarm operations from turbine to grid connection.

This will be a dynamic role interfacing with a number of stakeholders, coordinating planned & reactive maintenance along with fault-finding activities as required. Working closely with other members of the Engineering and Operations teams, you'll develop operational procedures and working practices, ensuring safe and effective management of the assets. You'll support the development of relevant engineering standards/specifications and undertake engineering reviews to ensure assets comply with engineering legislation and standards and provide specialist engineering support and advice to our Operations team.

Some of your other main accountabilities will include:

- Acting as first line support to the Operations and Engineering teams.

- Developing proactive and corrective maintenance plans for a range of HV and LV systems.

- Routine testing, maintenance, and inspection of electrical systems.

- Managing the electrical infrastructure within the wind farm during all phases of the asset life cycle.

- Liaising with and managing external contractors on site, ensuring they work to required SSE standards and ensuring that the Wind Farm always operates within SSE Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines, as well as reporting and recording of all Non-conformances.

- Maintaining a clear technical record of the condition and status of windfarm Electrical components, taking a proactive approach to maintain asset integrity.

What do I need?

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

- Demonstrable experience of Electrical Engineering, preferably at higher voltage levels, however candidates with an alternative background or recent university graduates may be considered.

- A background or interest in operational engineering and comfortable dealing with multiple simultaneous work scope.

- High level of competency and ability to discuss the associated technology of HV / LV transformers, switchgear, cable systems and generators, as well earthing, protection, and converter systems.

- Experience of delivering technical projects and liaising with technical stakeholders along with strong IT literacy and report writing skills.

- Strong team working skills and confident communicator with enthusiasm and commitment to deliver engineering excellence.

- Passion for customer service and a passion for renewable energy.

- Candidates will preferably be either a Chartered Engineer or willing to work towards this. SSER fully recognises, encourages, and supports our engineers in this and their continued professional development.

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 Andy on 01738 275847.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality 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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