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Hydro Programmes Lead Civil Engineer

Perth & Kinross, Perth, Scotland
£62324 - £71370 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Civil & Structural, 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 £20.5 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.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key operational sites which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Sloy, Lochay, Pitlochry.

Salary: £62,324 - £71,370 depending on skills and experience + 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

As Civils Programmes Lead Engineer, you'll be responsible for the implementation of the Hydro Civil asset maintenance strategy. Leading a team of five engineers across four catchment locations, Sloy, Awe, Tummel & Breadalbane, you'll be involved in the development, project delivery, and capital investment management of our assets.

Some of your other main accountabilities will include;

- Developing year ahead budget forecasts, team resource allocation and project programme development to ensure critical works are prioritised and aligned with the wider business strategy.

- Collaborating with the broader hydro business in preparing for outages and production plans.

- Managing the financial forecasting and reporting of multiple capital & revenue projects, ensuring that the works are delivered in a safe and sustainable manner, and to budget.

- The technical direction and oversight of projects within the team, including checking and reviewing deliverables, ensuring adherence to governance processes.

- Coaching and mentoring the members of your team, monitoring performance through frequent appraisals and ensuring the team maintains a strong safety culture and develop our safety communities with our contracting partners.

What do I need?

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

- A minimum of degree level qualification in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, with a strong understanding of all engineering disciplines.

- Relevant experience in an operational environment, preferably in hydro power generation or related infrastructure.

- Excellent SHE awareness, with experience of safe systems of work and knowledge of Health and Safety regulations.

- Experience of project delivery, including a solid grasp of financial elements.

- Proven ability in leading and motivating a high performing team.

Due to the widespread geographical locations across Scotland, you must have a full and current UK driving licence.

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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