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Electrical Engineer

Glasgow, Scotland
£47600 - £71600 per annum + Car Allowance & Bonus
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK and Ireland | 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 in the UK which includes but is not limited to; Glasgow, Perth, Inverness, Aberdeen, Reading , Havant, Belfast and Dublin.

Salary: £47,600 to £71,600 depending on skills and experience + 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

SSE Renewables Onshore Engineering have opportunities within our Electrical Engineering Team working on some of the largest and most exciting Renewable Generation projects in the UK and Europe.

As an Electrical Engineer, you'll lead and coordinate all electrical engineering deliverables across development and construction projects within the Onshore Europe Renewables business. This will cover the whole project lifecycle and includes onshore Wind and Hydro electrical system design and operation, HVAC substations, land cable systems, electrical power system studies, wind turbine electrical systems and grid code compliance.

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

- Front-end electrical engineering design works.

- Developing electrical contract documentation including management and preparation of substation, turbine, cable systems and electrical balance of plant contracts and Works Information.

- Coordinating project engineering works and ensuring correct technical specifications are prepared and applied to project.

- Writing, reviewing and updating technical specifications for electrical balance of plant equipment.

- Reviewing external contractor's and consultant's specifications and documentation for the procurement of long lead plant items and contracts to ensure SSE requirements are achieved.

- Reviewing and interpreting power systems studies against relevant grid code requirements to ensure all projects are designed and executed demonstrating and proving full compliance.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, we would love you to have;

- A degree in Electrical Engineering and Chartered Engineer status with a relevant institution, or working towards chartered status.

- Experience in substation layout design, primary equipment specification and testing up to 132kV.

- Strong technical knowledge and experience of renewable electricity generation including onshore wind power systems and their operation.

- A good working knowledge of engineering legislation and industry good practice relevant to substation designs, cabling systems and primary plant such as ES, DS, CBs, Instrument Transformers and Grid Transformers.

Although flexible on base location, you will be required to travel as and when is required by the work being undertaken, sometimes to remote locations. A full and valid UK driving license is essential.

What's 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, 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Douglas on 01738 275199.

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.


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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