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Schedule and Dispatch Engineer

Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
£55573 - £63643 per annum + Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
18 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: Perth

Salary: £55,573 - £63,643 depending on skills and experience + performance-related bonus + Shift Allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

As Schedule and Dispatch Engineer, you'll be accountable for managing and maintaining the safe and efficient operation of the Hydro Generation fleet in adherence to all statutory and regulatory requirements.

Some of your main accountabilities will include.

- Managing generation output, effectively maximising value and minimising loss for the business.

- Produce a strategic operating schedule for our hydro generators.

- Act as the control point for all interactions with National Grid as required under the Grid Code.

- Dispatch power from hydro generators in accordance with changing situations such as weather events, plant breakdown, network reconfiguration, failure, or disruption.

- Ensure that all operations, decision making and actions relating to the day to day operating of the Hydro generation fleet has no detrimental effect on People, the Environment, Assets or Reputation (PEAR) of SSE.

What do I need?

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

- Knowledge and understanding of the Hydro schemes and Hydro Power Station plant characteristics.

- A degree level qualification in an engineering or science discipline, or to HNC level with demonstrable relevant experience.

- Experience of generating plant and/or HV systems.

- A flexible approach and the willingness to work shifts to meet the 24/7 operational requirements.

- A understanding of the Energy market and Balancing mechanism.

- Strong attention to detail and self-motivation, with the ability to manage your own workloads.

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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