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Lead Design Engineer

Employer
SSE
Location
Reading, England, Berkshire
Salary
£45400 - £68200 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Reference
548932

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Discipline
Electrical, Project Engineering
Sector
Power
Job Type
Engineer

Job Details

About the Role

Base Location: 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 SSEN offices at Reading, Oxford, Swindon, Bristol or Melksham

Salary: £45,400 - £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

We're expanding our Large Capital Delivery teams with a new Lead Design Engineer for our £4bn RIIO ED2 business plan in SEPD Distribution areas. You'll manage the connections design team handling 11kV to 132kV projects, ensuring cost-effective solutions through detailed design packs and approvals. Your responsibilities will include;

- Project design management, resource coordination, quality control of design outputs following SSEN policies, and approving designs for efficiency.

- Driving productivity and customer service excellence, managing daily design team operations, optimising costs, and improving contractor performance.

- Identifying improvements, setting performance targets, and managing KPIs within the larger Engineering Design team.

What will I need?

- Electrical Design degree (preferred), or HNC with relevant experience.

- Strong people management skills (40-50%).

- Engineering design expertise, and proficiency in design governance and CDM.

- You should be able to deliver quality work on tight schedules, excel in teamwork, and possess excellent negotiation and problem-solving abilities.



About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net-zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we're looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You'll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. You'll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net-zero, so team work will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger - an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.



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 Louise on 01738 351698.

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.

Company

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.

Website: careers.sse.com

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