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Protection & Control Project Engineer

Glasgow, Scotland
£45400 - £55000 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow or Perth

Salary: £45,400 - £55,000 depending on skills and experience + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time (37 hours per week) | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

SSEN Transmission is currently recruiting for an experienced Protection & Control Project Engineer to provide technical support across our growing portfolio of projects. As a Protection & Control Project Engineer you will work on some of the most important infrastructure projects in the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

- Assess and define the technical scope of protection and control requirements for new build substations and modifications to existing.

- Prepare outline scheme designs, key line diagrams, protection setting calculations and setting files for relays, and support the implementation of IEC61850 solutions.

- Review third-party contractor/consultant detailed designs and witness FAT, as well as provide support for field teams to ensure quality of installations.

- Evaluate tenders and procure/manage specialist services from consultants.

- Support multi-disciplinary project teams in identifying and managing engineering risks and identifying opportunities for the project to excel.

What do I need?

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

- Qualified to a minimum of HND level in Electrical Engineering.

- Demonstrable technical skills and competency in Transmission protection and control specification and scheme design, as well as the competency to calculate protection settings for implementation.

- Confidence to technically assess engineering problems and critically assess a range of technical solutions.

- Good communication skills, with the ability to demonstrate diligence and prioritise tasks.

- Thorough understanding of relevant legislation, including Construction Design & Management Regulations, Electricity at Work Regulations, and Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations. With an understanding of the implications of this for Transmission network management.

- Ideally, candidates should be Chartered Engineers or working towards this. SSEN Transmission fully recognise, encourages and supports our engineers in this and their continued professional development.

Please note that applications will also be considered from engineers with less experience, with a starting salary commensurate with experience levels. Training and development will be provided to ensure progress.

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.

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 Stephanie on 01738 342963.

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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