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Operational Electrical Engineer

Suffolk, Lowestoft, England
Performance related bonus
Closing date
9 Apr 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 UK, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Lowestoft, Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Reading or Havant.

Salary: Competitive depending on skills and experience + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

As an Operational Electrical Engineer working in the Offshore Wind Team, you'll be responsible for providing technical knowledge required to manage the integrity and availability of operational assets, where failure would have a major impact on safety, environmental and commercial operation of the business.

Some of your other main accountabilities will include:

- Acting as first line support to the Operations and Engineering teams.

- Developing proactive and corrective maintenance plans for a range of HV and LV systems.

- Routine testing, maintenance and inspection of electrical systems.

- Managing the electrical infrastructure within the wind farm during all phases of the asset life cycle.

- Liaising with and managing external contractors on site, ensuring they work to required SSE standards and ensuring that the Wind Farm always operates within SSE Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines, as well as reporting and recording of all non-conformances.

- Maintaining a clear technical record of the condition and status of windfarm Electrical components, taking a proactive approach to maintain asset integrity.

What do I need?

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

- Demonstrable experience of Electrical Engineering in an operational environment.

- Operational experience working as a Senior Authorised Person at 33kV or 66kV or working towards this is preferred however training can be provided as part of potential development in the role.

- Experience of delivering technical projects and liaising with technical stakeholders.

- Strong team working skills and confident communicator with enthusiasm and commitment to deliver engineering excellence.

- Strong IT literacy and report writing skills.

- A technical qualification in a relevant subject or equivalent experience in a similar role with a passion for renewable energy.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Andrew on 01738 275847.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records 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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