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Project Engineer

Aberdeen, Scotland
£44195 - £56757 per annum + Car allowance
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Electrical, Project Engineering
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About the Role

Base Location: Aberdeen, Peterhead, Elgin or Shetland

Salary: £44,195 - £56,757 + car / car allowance + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

The main purpose of this role is to support the delivery of multiple wide-ranging capital investment projects within the North Caledonia Region on distribution networks up to and including 33kV. All projects are to be delivered safely on scope and within allocated timescales and budgets. Reporting to the Capital Delivery Manager, you will manage a portfolio of projects safely, on time and to budget. Your duties will include;

- The co-ordination and safe, efficient and successful delivery of a range of projects across a wide range of distribution assets including overhead lines, cables and substation plant and equipment.

- Organising and carrying out electrical outage management and setting people to work on the distribution network and associated equipment.

- As safety is SSEN's number one priority, you are expected to have high standards and promote a safe working environment and challenge any unsafe behaviour.

- Participation in and out of hours standby rota to provide cover for faults and storms.

What do I need?

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

- A minimum HNC in electrical engineering or suitable equivalent engineering experience.

- A good sound understanding of distribution networks across all voltages from Low Voltage up to and including 33kV.

- Full distribution Senior Authorised Person (SAP) authorisation or at the very least working strongly towards this.

- A good understanding and knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and a good working knowledge of the CDM regulations.

- You must be a great team member, adaptable, self-motivated and flexible enough to work away from base location occasionally and a full driver's licence is required.

This role would also be suitable for candidates who can bring some of the above experience that can be developed into the role.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net-zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we're looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You'll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. You'll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net-zero, so team work will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger - an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.

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 Louise on 01738 351698.

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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