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Commissioning Support Engineer

Highlands, Scotland, Inverness / Perth, Scotland, Perth & Kinross / Glasgow, Scotland
£55573 - £63643 per annum + Car Allowance
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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About the role

Base Location: Perth, Aberdeen, Glasgow or Inverness

Salary: £55,573 - £63,643 + car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

The duties and responsibilities of the Commissioning Support Engineer are:

- Support Transmission Operations to safely deliver Transmission Projects and Customer Connections onto the SSE Transmission Network.

- Accountable to the Business for the safety, health and welfare of all personnel and activities being managed, including compliance with STC Code of Practice, SSEN Technical and Quality Standards, ESQCR Standards, Commissioning Processes, CDM regulations, and engagement with regulators and third-parties including statutory stakeholders.

- Ensure the projects are developed and delivered to the appropriate Technical and Quality Standards as set out in the Project Commissioning Plan, whilst identifying opportunities for business improvements.

- Work closely with the key stakeholders for the projects including National Grid System Operator, Developers, Outage Planning, System Planning, Distribution, Generation, SSEN Technical and Design Authority, Operations, Maintenance, Asset Management, Control Room and Contractors Commissioning Personnel.

- Chair Commissioning Panel Meetings, Project Safety Reviews and attend Design, Outage, NGESO Compliance, Project Assurance and Programme reviews.

What do I need?

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

- An electrical engineering degree or relevant expertise, with a sound knowledge and understanding of electrical power systems and the related operating standards.

- Experience in the Electricity Transmission industry: Strong Commissioning, Engineering and Construction knowledge.

- Good understanding of the STC Codes of Practice, BETTA process, Outage Planning, System Planning etc.

- An understanding of industry and Health and Safety legislation.

- Good People Management and Strong Leadership Skills.

- The ability to work alone or with a diverse team of multi-disciplined engineers and managers. This role covers the whole of the SSE Transmission Network therefore an amount of travelling will be expected of the successful applicant.

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 / 01738 344049.

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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