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Assistant Protection and Control Engineer

Perth & Kinross, Scotland, Perth
£32600 - £48800 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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About the Role

Base Location: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness or Perth

Salary: £32,600 - £48,800 + car / 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 Assistant Protection & Control Project Engineer to provide support within our multi-disciplinary Project Engineering team who work on a wide range of projects as we strive towards net zero.

Innovation is at the heart of what we do as a team and you will have the opportunity to bring your ideas forward and influence the direction of the team's engineering solutions.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Support the team with the preparation of technical engineering designs, documents or assessments for our projects, and the evaluation of third-party detailed designs.

- Proactively undertake work-based and academic training and development, to develop the skills and technical competencies required to fulfil the eventual role of Protection & Control Project Engineer.

- Assist with preparation of Protection & Control engineering calculations and setting up our protection relays to safely protect our Transmission network.

- Take responsibility for delivering required outputs to programme and participate in the development of our digital design capabilities.

- Occasional travel and work away from home within the UK to attend substation sites and protection equipment factory acceptance tests.

What do I need?

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

- This role would suit a newly graduated engineer or an engineer with experience of working within a client or contracting organisation within the UK electricity supply industry that is looking to expand their skills into the Protection & Control specialism.

- Qualified to a minimum of HNC level in Electrical and/or Electronic engineering.

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work with a minimum of supervision.

- An understanding of the UK electricity power system and the components within is essential. An understanding of how power systems are protected would be advantageous.

- The ability to demonstrate engineering diligence and the confidence to technically assess problems and critically assess a range of solutions.

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?

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 Stephanie on 01738 342963.

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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