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HVDC Cable Engineer

Scotland, Glasgow / Aberdeen, Scotland / Perth, Scotland, Perth & Kinross
£45400 - £68200 per annum + Car Allowance, Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Flexible Scotland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however, need your base 'home' location to be one of our four main Scotland offices; Inverness, Glasgow, Perth or Aberdeen.

Salary: £45,400 - £68,200 + car / car allowance + 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 part of SSEN Transmission Pathway to 2030 programme of works, we need HVDC Cable Engineers to help drive forward our projects and successfully deliver a network for Net Zero. These projects are comprised of state-of the-art technology, including cable systems applied in both marine and terrestrial environments.

The HVDC Cable Engineer is a key person in driving technical excellence, quality of installation, best practice, and resolution to design risks/ technical issues.

The duties and responsibilities of the HVDC Cable Engineer are:

- Inform the Employer's HVDC cable system requirements for ECC contracts.

- Support project FEED activities, such as options assessment, cable route development and risk assessment.

- Review & accept Contractor deliverables, including defect and change management.

- Supervise installation and commissioning works for compliance with Employer's requirements and UK legislation.

- As a key member of Designer and Principal Design teams, promote the safety-in-design ethos and discharge these CDM duties on behalf of SSEN Transmission.

- Support and mentor Trainee Engineers; ensuring they are adequately supported throughout traineeship.

What do I need?

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

- Qualification of minimum BEng level in a relevant engineering discipline.

- Technical knowledge from and experience in, holding key technical position(s) during development and delivery of a HVDC Transmission cable project.

- Competent awareness and working knowledge of relevant industry standards, specifications, and recommendations.

- Excellent communication, time-management, and organisational skills.

- Enthusiasm for giving mentorship/guidance to junior engineers and building technical excellence within the team and wider business.

- Work experience and understanding of ECC contracts and CDM regulations; particularly with respect to roles of Supervisor and Principal Designer.

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?

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.

What happens now?

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 Iona on 01738 344049.

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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