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Technical Standards Engineer

Perth, Scotland, Perth & Kinross
£45400 - £56000 per annum + Performance related bonus
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

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Base Location: Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness or Glasgow

Salary: £45,400 - £56,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

The Technical Standards Engineer will be responsible for the following:

- Support the wider Policy and Standards team with technical authoring and technical communications expertise, handling the review, update, checking, correction and creation of specifications and other technical documents for SSEN Transmission.

- Support Principal Engineers in management of technical queries, deviation requests, fault management etc and sign-posting stakeholders to correct information or contacts, ensuring full and satisfactory responses provided.

- Assist with management of specifications repository, changes, process improvements, innovations, and work with the team to help collectively achieve overall objectives and business plan.

- Support management, administration and engagement of professional services and external resource engagement requests, e.g. ENA, CIGRE, BS, IEEE.

- Ensure associated workflow, information systems and trackers are updated providing evidence of compliance and ensuring excellent maintenance and quality of management information.

What do I need?

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

- Detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of SHE Transmission, National Grid, British and European Standards related to transmission networks.

- Accomplished Technical Author with good understanding of document control and drafting requirements IEC/BS/ISO - NEC3 appreciation.

- Ability to problem solve, plan, programme and manage multiple document reviews and processes simultaneously and be able to implement engineering strategy and be motivated and driven to succeed.

- Good understanding of workflow and approvals processes and creation, maintenance of Management Information and dashboard reporting.

- Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare clear and concise reports, including conclusions and clear recommendations.

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 Iona on 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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