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Hydro Engineer

Scotland, Highlands
£49559 - £56757 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Electrical, Mechanical
Power, Renewables
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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. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

About the Role

Base Location: Foyers Power Station

Salary: £49,559 - £56,757 + 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

In this fantastic opportunity we are looking for an enthusiastic engineer with a Mechanical & Electrical background to provide engineering support to SSE Renewables Hydro Assets in the Foyers and Great Glen area.

Some of your main accountabilities will include;

- Developing outage, breakdown and routine work scopes, ensuring they are effectively planned, engineered and safely delivered to support business demand and statutory requirements.

- Identifying and communicating engineering risks in your area of expertise, by ensuring that risks are recorded and mitigation works are undertaken.

- Supporting the budget planning and management processes to ensure the timely service of plant to support the operations function.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, we would love you to have;

- A minimum of degree qualification in a relevant engineering discipline, or HNC with appropriate technical experience.

- A demonstrable background within a process or engineering environment, ideally involving power or hydro generation.

- A proven track record of effective technical decision making, with a focus on balancing risk and income.

- Strong safety values and the desire to improve process through seeking continuous improvement.

- The ability to control, manage and respond to events, with the ability to thrive in a challenging environment.

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 Pamela on 01738 342002.

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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