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Control Support Engineer

Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
Closing date
9 May 2024

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About the role

Base Location: Perth

Salary: £62,324 to £71,370 with a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

We are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So, join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Transmission Control Support Engineer, the key responsibilities are:

- To ensure that Transmission Control Centre operations has quality business processes in place.

- Improve the control centre and commissioning team processes safety and control room operation.

- To support the development and review of TCC training and support documentation.

- To help support the delivery of transmission projects and maintenance to ensure that the transmission system operates reliably and effectively.

- To work with other participants in the industry to investigate and report system events.

What do I need?

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

- A degree in electrical engineering and preferably have a relevant background in high voltage power system Transmission Operations and Planning, although other relevant backgrounds will be considered. You should be qualified to or working towards a recognised professional registration.

- A sound knowledge and understanding of electrical power systems and the related operating standards.

- The ability to develop your technical and problem-solving skills, whilst using your knowledge and communication skills to engage with project managers, engineers, stakeholders, and National Energy System Operator to fulfil the needs of a growing network.

- The ability to study our operations processes to improve safety, quality and efficiency.

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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