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HVDC Cable Engineer Opportunities

Scotland, Perth & Kinross, Perth / Scotland, Aberdeen / Scotland, Glasgow
car/allowance, performance bonus
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Power, Renewables
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Senior HVDC Cable Engineer / HVDC Cable Engineer

About the Role

Base Location: Perth / Inverness / Aberdeen / Glasgow.

Salary: Based on experience + car / 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

As part of SSEN Transmission Pathway to 2030 programme of works, we have a number of HVDC Cable Engineering opportunities to join our HVDC Project Engineering team to help drive forward our projects and successfully deliver a network for Net Zero, including Senior Cable Engineer and Cable Engineer. These projects are comprised of state-of the-art technology, including cable systems applied in both marine and terrestrial environments. You'll play a key part in delivering Net Zero.

The role has the following key responsibilities:

- Support project Front End Engineering Design (FEED) activities such as options assessment, cable route development, landfall selection and risk assessment. This includes interdisciplinary working alongside various teams including environmental and land consenting, geotechnical, civil and offshore installation engineers.

- Promote the safety-in-design ethos and discharge these CDM duties on behalf of SSE Transmission. Identification and management of geotechnical risk. Reduce risk (technical, quality, health, and safety) to the point of elimination or as low as is reasonably practicable. This includes risk identification, assessment, mitigation, communication and record keeping.

- Inform the HVDC cable system requirements for Engineering and Construction Contracts (ECCs) and supporting the tender review process as part of the technical team.

- Review and acceptance of Contractor engineering and design deliverables for compliance with Employer's requirements and legislation, including defect and change management.

- Support and mentor junior engineers, ensuring they are adequately supported throughout traineeship.

What do I need?

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

- Qualification of minimum BEng/BSc qualification level in a relevant engineering discipline.

- Technical knowledge and experience in holding key technical position(s) during development and delivery of a HVDC or HVAC transmission cable project.

- Work experience and understanding of ECC contracts and CDM regulations; particularly with respect to roles of Supervisor and Principal Designer.

- Competent awareness and working knowledge of relevant industry standards, specifications and recommendations.

- Experience and enthusiasm for giving mentorship/guidance to junior engineers and building technical excellence within the team and wider business.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all - we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

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 Stephanie at or 01738 342963.

EXTERNAL: 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.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.





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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