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Transmission Engineering Graduate Programme 2024

Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland / Inverness, Highlands, Scotland / Scotland, Glasgow
Up to £33000 per annum
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

Job Details

Transmission Engineering Graduate Programme 2024

Base Locations: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth

Salary: Circa £33,000 per annum + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

Degree Disciplines: Electrical, Electronic, Civil, Mechanical, Material Technology, and Computer Science.

What is the Role?

Engineering graduates joining SSEN Transmission will be at the forefront of building a better world of energy for future generations.

Graduates will follow either a generalist or specialist pathway depending on your degree discipline, and career aspirations. Generalists will gain exposure across multiple departments throughout a 2-year programme, shaping the programme to suit your individual interests and career goals. Specialists will work with experts in their specialism, gaining exposure within a business area for the duration of their graduate programme which can last between 12 months and 2 years. Both pathways have the aim of providing experience that will lead to a substantive post.

Graduates will add value to a number of our teams which can include:

Asset Management: Our Asset Management Team provides guidance and information to those developing land or carrying out activities near our electricity transmission assets such as overhead lines and towers, underground cables, and substations. This is a Generalist Pathway (Perth) looking for degrees in: Engineering or Computer Science.

Control Centre: The Transmission Control Centre is at the heart of SSEN Transmissions daily operations for the overall secure transmission of electrical energy and for the safety of SSE field engineers working on-site. The Transmission Control Centre is constantly balancing various key factors including the availability of electrical components found at over 150 substations expanding to over 200 substations by 2030, planned outages for repairs and maintenance, response to disasters and faults. Ensuring compliance with industry codes and licence conditions, carrying out studies and maintenance of Power System analysis software. Working closely with the GB System Operator. Being part of the Transmission Control Centre allows individuals to make a key difference in the operations of the entire electrical network as it continues to grow and become key to SSE and the wider UKs net-zero targets. This is a Specialist Pathway (Perth) looking for degrees in: Electrical Engineering.

Project Engineering: This multi-disciplined engineering team to help develop and deliver our project portfolio ranging in value from £10m to £1bn. By working collaboratively across multi-disciplined and diverse teams, and through innovative thinking our Graduates will support the delivery of new assets onto the Electricity Transmission Network, unlocking Scotlands renewables potential and providing the network capacity required to help SSE and the UK meet its net-zero targets. This is a Generalist Pathway (Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth) looking for degrees in: Civil, Electrical Power, Electrical and Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical, Mechanical, & Materials Technology.

Learn more about the Transmission Engineering Graduate programme here.

What do I need?

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. Safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'. You should show alignment with our core values and have a genuine passion and interest in the energy sector.

Youll have a minimum of a 2:2 in the desired degree disciplines listed above.

Whats in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact us here. If you would prefer a call to discuss adjustments let us know by email and we are arrange a call with you at a time that suits you.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

Due to recent immigration rule changes to the Skilled Worker route, we are currently unable to sponsor individuals under the "New entrant" salary threshold for our Electrical Engineer roles.


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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