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Senior Control Systems Engineer

Glasgow, Scotland
Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

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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 UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin.

Salary: Competitive depending upon experience + 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 a Senior Control Systems Engineer, you will provide technical leadership within the Engineering Centre's Control Systems Team. You will be responsible for Engineering Assurance, acting as discipline Technical Authority on Large Capital Project design, development and construction activities, primarily on Onshore Wind, Solar & Battery projects in the UK, ROI and Europe.

You will also be responsible for driving Value and Innovation for the team, identifying and implementing new technologies and best practices which reduce costs and/or improve performance of assets.

Previous experience and knowledge of the Renewables Onshore Wind industry would be desirable and can demonstrate excellent technical knowledge and professionalism with a proven track record of success in a fast-paced project environment.

Some of your main accountabilities will include:

- Working with other engineering disciplines such as Civil, Mechanical and Electrical for coordination of works.

- Reviewing Employers Requirement Specifications for the Control Systems and support the project team during the supplier selection process.

- Acting as Technical Authority for the review of supplier documentation for compliance with SSE's technical standards.

- Attending and supporting engineers with various Factory Acceptance Tests and Site Acceptance Tests for the Control System and SCADA equipment and commissioning activities.

- Designing and configuring PLC based Control Systems, SCADA platforms and the associated network architectures and reviewing and supporting design work of wider Control Systems team.

What do I need?

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

- Experience across all stages of design from concept through to commissioning of control systems on Large Capital Projects.

- Excellent knowledge of the main control systems industry IEC standards and commonly used communication protocols for onshore Wind, Solar & Battery projects.

- Knowledge of OT Cyber Security industry standards and current best practices such as IEC62443.

- An innovative mind-set with a flexible approach, and the ability to deliver high quality work on a consistent basis whilst being an excellent communicator with the ability to engage effectively with varying levels of stakeholders across the business and beyond.

- Chartered engineer with a relevant professional body such as the IET and member of the engineering Council, or working towards chartership.

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 Douglas on 01738 275199.

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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