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Assistant Engineering Manager (HVDC)

Inverness, Scotland, Highlands
£53100 - £79700 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Electrical, Project Engineering
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About the Role

Base Location: We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN Transmission Offices (Perth / Inverness / Aberdeen / Glasgow)

Salary: £53,100 - £79,700 + 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

As part of SSEN Transmission Pathway to 2030 programme of works, we are looking for Assistant Engineering Managers to help drive forward our projects and who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us grow our teams to successfully deliver a network for Net Zero.

Many of the Pathway to 2030 projects are new HVDC projects. This role would sit within the HVDC Engineering Team, and although direct HVDC experience would be desirable it is not necessary.

We encourage candidates with a strong multi discipline engineering / project management experience in either construction, consultancy, or client organisations within the Energy Industry to apply.

The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Engineering Manager (HVDC) are:

- Working with the Project Engineering Manager, be responsible for delivery of HVDC Engineering scope (LCP Gate 1 to Gate 4) for assigned project / package (typical value £700M - £2000M); working closely with Project Engineering Manager, Lead Project Managers and Project Managers (and Project Director as appropriate) to ensure that Engineering and Quality risks are identified and understood, and that appropriate measures are put in place to ensure that issues are dealt with pro-actively where practicable, and to minimise risk to project/asset quality and programme.

- Direct Line Management responsibilities of project engineers and be responsible for the co-ordination of all engineering activities, including the selection and management of engineering consultants, technical direction of contractors.

- Ensure that project technical requirements are clearly and robustly communicated to project teams, and that project teams understand the requirement to refer technical issues to engineering. Responsible for early identification of technology elements requiring Technical Authority approval, and preparing the plan for TA approval, in conjunction with the technical team.

- Promote and manage safety within project portfolio, including Safety in Design, implementation of CDM procedures and Principle designer (PD) practice, with Project Managers and Safety Manager.

- Responsible for Design Management Plans, Engineering Works Information, scheduling of Design Reviews and ensuring competent project technical leadership (in conjunction with Project Engineering Manager and the Technical Authority).

What do I need?

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

- A degree in an appropriate engineering discipline (preferably CEng) coupled with significant experience leading multi-discipline teams.

- Good Technical knowledge of the Transmission network, with technical understanding of core elements, and high-level technical understanding of facilitating functions and an understanding of legal and regulatory obligations for Transmission.

- Good Technical knowledge of relevant legislation and the implications for Transmission network management for both Assets and Projects, including CDM and ESQCR.

- Good relationships and understanding of consultants and external industry experts and the ability to communicate and challenge complex technical issues and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to facilitate decision making by senior management

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 Iona on 01738 344049.

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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