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SCADA Field Unit Engineer

Scotland, Perth, Perth & Kinross
Car Allowance
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Base Location: Aberdeen, Argyll, Dundee or Perth

Salary: up to £63,643 + car/car allowance + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Substation Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) Field Engineer to join our team. As a SCADA Field Engineer, you'll be responsible for the installation and commissioning of new equipment and the support of the SCADA Delivery Project Team, as well as fault finding on existing systems. You'll also participate in systems Factory and Site Acceptance Testing, as well as ongoing maintenance and development of the RTS equipment.

As a business, we operate 24/7 ensuring we are on hand when our customers need us; you may be required to take part in an Emergency Standby support rota in the future.

The key duties and responsibilities of the SCADA Field Unit Engineer are as follows:

- Ensure the Transmission network operates to the highest reliability standards through technical management and maintenance of connected SCADA control systems.

- Help deliver the multi-million-pound capital delivery programme on our transmission network, including the commissioning of new SCADA assets.

- All aspects of field SCADA work, including installation, commissioning, maintenance, outage management, contractor liaison.

- Safety focused, with a working knowledge of the CDM regulations, and experience in preparation of RAMS / safe systems of work.

- You may be required to work away from your base location on occasion due to the diverse nature, and sometime remote locations, of our plant and equipment

What do I need?

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

- A qualification in a relevant engineering subject (a minimum HNC level is desirable).

- Experience in configuration and commissioning of one or more of the following; SCADA Protocols and standards (eg DNP3 and IEC61850), RTUs, Network Communications, Control Systems, HMIs in a High Voltage substation or Process Plant environment.

- Understanding of the application of cyber security on Operational Technology systems.

- Ability to identify and rectify faults on SCADA and Telecoms equipment.

- A current driving licence is required, and a company car, or car allowance will be provided. Travel away from home is required, as the job is often field based, with occasional overnight stays - so a willingness to travel is essential.

Please note applications will also be considered from engineers with less experience, with a starting salary commensurate with experience levels. Training and development will be provided to ensure progress.

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.

This is an exciting time to join SSEN Transmission. You'll have the opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a positive impact on Scottish communities for future generations. Be ready to learn, gain new experiences, and be inspired by our talented team.

What's in it for you?

We can offer you a genuinely purpose-led career with a culture built on trust, autonomy, and flexibility. In addition, we'll give you:

- Lots of flexibility: whether it's working from home, doing the school run, or life admin, we understand that flexibility is essential, and we trust you to do the right thing for you and us.

- 34 days annual leave entitlement.

- Enhanced maternity/paternity leave.

- Discounted healthcare for you and your family.

- Salary sacrifice car leasing.

- A tax-efficient pension scheme.

- Wellbeing support from WeCare giving unlimited 24/7 online GP appointments for you and your family, plus mental health support and get fit programmes, alongside various well-being initiatives throughout the year.

- Generous employee and friends & family discounts 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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