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Protection Planning Engineer

Glasgow, Scotland
Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
8 May 2024

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Base Location: Perth, Glasgow, Inverness or Aberdeen

Salary: Up to £68,200 + car / car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

The key duties and responsibilities of the Protection Planning Engineer are as follows:

- Prepare protection settings for all types of plant and line assets on the SHE Transmission network, and ensure they remain fit for purpose throughout the asset life-cycle.

- Support the connections process to identify and articulate the impact of connections embedded into the distribution network on upstream transmission protections, and where appropriate contribute to necessary network changes to accommodate these connections.

- Provide post-fault analysis to ensure protection performance is in-line with design limits and Grid Code expectations (STCP 27-1).

- Provide specialist response to incidences of potential mal-operation of protection systems, and help to develop a technical understanding of the impact of inverter based renewables and their impact on installed relaying techniques.

- Engage with commissioning and Grid Code compliance activities to manage system settings in a dynamic customer connections environment (STCP19-3).

What do I need?

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

- Experienced in the calculation and application of protection settings for applications from 33kV to 400kV.

- You will be expected to gain proficiency in the use of PSSE & PowerFactory (if not already held) to aid with short circuit studies to support protection settings activities.

- You should be qualified to higher national certificate level or above, in an appropriate engineering discipline.

- Awareness of industry standards and codes to support network development activities and to inform system requirements.

- Full UK driving licence.

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?

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 Iona on 01738 344049.

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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