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Engineering Manager - Electrical Networks and Infrastructure

Berkshire, Reading, England / Perth & Kinross, Scotland, Perth / Glasgow, Scotland
Car Allowance, Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Engineering Manager - Electrical Networks Infrastructure

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK | 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 SSE offices or depots around the UK.

Salary: Competitive + 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

Reporting into the Head of Engineering Solutions, youll lead a multi-disciplined team of engineers to drive Distributed Energys ambition across our Private Networks and Major Electrical Infrastructure Projects.

Our Major Projects and Private Networks business within Distributed Energy are at the forefront of providing major electrical infrastructure solutions for customers, supporting the integration of large-scale renewables behind the meter in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

Youll lead the engineering solutions and development work with the Private Networks and Major Projects sectors, supporting Project Delivery Managers and Project Directors to develop large scale electrical infrastructure solutions for customers from 11kV up to 132kV.

Your passion for engineering will drive you to embed innovation into the solutions which you will lead your teams to develop, such that you successfully optimise scope, cost, programme and risk for your projects, considering health, safety, and the environment throughout.

You will be accountable for assuring designs and the engineering outputs from the design team, as well as influencing senior people inside and outside of our business to successfully move projects through Enterprise and Large Capital Projects governance.

Key Accountabilities

- Holds the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience to act as a delegated design authority for projects, ensuring that the basis of design, specification and scope is developed in an appropriate manner in line with the clients expectations clients internal governance, outlining and being accountable for appropriate design reviews and approvals.

- Inclusively manages a diverse engineering team ensuring that good engineering principals, process and procedures are developed and managed within the team. Have a good understanding of project programmes and attentiveness in managing key risks on projects through your direct reports. Accountable for setting and/or approving project design development budgets and ensuring they are managed throughout the project lifecycle. Build relationships with key senior stakeholders and confidently report on projects with effective communication.

- Hold the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to identify hazards and work methodically to mitigate risk through design, continually monitoring and reducing risk throughout the project development.

- Ensure appropriate resources are secured for projects either internally or externally through our design framework and delivery contractors. Monitor and manage resourcing across projects continually, making changes where needed in a proactive manner.

- Responsible for engineering standards and quality of designs, ensuring that industry standards, internal standards and any regulatory standards are interpreted correctly and reflected with compliant design outputs.

- Create an inclusive and psychologically safe environment for your team to develop as engineering professionals, monitoring performance, and stretching individuals appropriately through personal development plans and objective setting cycles.

What do I need?

- Chartered Engineer (or working towards).

- Experience in power distribution and electrical infrastructure at HV and EHV in the UK.

- Experience of working with regulated transmission and distribution operators for large connections.

- Significant experience in the management of engineering projects, developing and delivering designs for major electrical infrastructure projects.

- Significant experience in managing key stakeholders and communicating directly with senior people within a large corporate organisation.

- Can demonstrate a detailed understanding of technical/commercial interactions.

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 Zoe on 01738 344072.

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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