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Civil Design Engineer

Scotland, Perth & Kinross, Perth
£44195 - £63643 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: 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 SSEN offices or depots around Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary: £44,195 - £63,643 depending on skills/experience + car / car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

As a Civil Engineer within the Large Capital Delivery team, you will be responsible for the design of a number of Customer Connections and Capital Assets; producing and reviewing drawings, attending sites, assessing and providing technical expertise and solutions for all types of civil related activities. This includes new, repairs, replacement, and modifications of existing infrastructures from initial high-level scope up to detailed design, CDM, Safety, and Risk management, financial analysis and forecasting and assisting with the construction and closure phases of projects above £2.5m. Our responsibility is to develop designs in compliance with our group governance and LCP processes, driving value for money in the design and building of a net zero network. As our Design Engineer, you will:

- Manage each project's financial forecasting, safety management, programming and scheduling, with monthly reporting.

- Comply with SSEN Governance for all design elements whilst assisting with construction, land consents, quality assurance, public relations tender management, and ensure compliance to current CDM Regulations.

- Review of, and approving incoming designs from consultants and 3rd parties, ensuring fully workable designs are produced for construction.

- Have an understanding of, and contribute to the legal, environmental, and consents processes for land-based cable, substation and overhead line work.

- Maintain high professional and quality standards and contribute to the development of others as required of the role.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we're looking for you to have:

- Experience in the design and specification of Substation, Underground Cable and Overhead Line works related activities up to 33kV, as a civil engineer.

- An HNC or Degree level qualification in an engineering or relevant subject with knowledge of the Electricity Distribution Network or experience from working in an ICP, IDNO, or other supplier to the industry.

- Recent CAD experience in a technical or design role, able to carry out designs, and carry out own document management, with minimal supervision.

- Experience in applying the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to technically complex projects.

- A working knowledge of contracting & procurement methods and the necessary input to these at the design stage, such as with Frameworks and NEC3 type contracts.

- A delivery focussed mindset with good communication skills and the ability to thrive under pressure.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we're looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You'll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. You'll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net zero, so team work will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger - an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.

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 Fiona on 01738 340954.

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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