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Control & Instrumentation Project Engineer

Perth & Kinross, Perth, Scotland
£49559 - £56757 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

Job Details

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, Clunie Power Station, Inverness (Contin)

Salary: £49,559 - £56,757 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 | Flexible First options available

We are privileged to be responsible for sustaining and growing SSE Renewables business and we are recruiting a key position in the Hydro Assets - Programmes team to drive forward this objective through the diligent development and delivery of hydro power station refurbishment projects at key operational assets. This is an exceptional and unique opportunity to contribute to the future success of the Hydro business in a rewarding environment.

Some of your main accountabilities will include;

- Contract managing hydro projects, where you'll be expected to plan, organise and execute delivery of design, services and works contracts, ensuring completion to quality, budget and schedule.

- Reviewing and refining initial concepts, working towards a design that generates value through safety, maximizes operational efficiency and plant availability through experience and innovation.

- Working with a team of discipline engineers to develop an integrated solution for Large Capital Projects whilst interfacing, identifying and managing associated risks.

- Assisting with the development and delivery of future budgets, financial management and control, and providing clear and accurate reporting.

- Providing input to the development and delivery of contract related documentation, including works scope, functional specifications, and design documents.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, you should be qualified to degree level in an Electrical discipline, or alternatively to HNC level with demonstrable experience in large industrial projects environments.

In addition, we would love you to have;

- Experienced in the Hydro or broadly the power industry operational environment is an advantage.

- Working knowledge of SCADA systems, HMIs, PLCs, remote telemetry unit and related communications devices.

- Experience on electrical rotating equipment, excitation systems, and switchgear with electrical protection experience would also be advantageous.

- Knowledge of cyber security issues and functional safety.

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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