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Operational Readiness Engineer

Berkshire, England, Reading / Republic of Ireland, Dublin / Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
£40600 - £61000 per annum + Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

Job Details

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 & Ireland, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Dublin, Belfast, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Perth, Inverness, Reading or Havant.

Salary: £40,600-£61,000/€56,500-€84,700 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

In your role as an Operational Readiness Engineer, you will be pivotal in integrating new Onshore Wind, Solar, and Battery (OWSB) projects into the fleet ensuring all operational requirements and standards are met through the development phase of Large Capital Projects. This position involves significant collaboration with various SSE departments to align large capital projects with long-term operational and maintenance strategies.

Main accountabilities may include: -

- Providing a single point of contact within the Asset Management directorate through the development and refinement stages of projects.

- Supporting development of Employer's Requirements & Works Information and reviewing variations submitted by suppliers that may impact on operations or maintenance of site.

- Participating and feeding into OEM Technical Due-Diligence reviews across all technologies.

- Ensuring all project risks are managed and mitigated and accepted by the Asset Management Business.

- Acting as Operational Representative for service agreement negotiations.

What do I need?

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

- Experience of Wind operations and maintenance standards, processes and technologies, knowledge of solar & battery is also desirable.

- Detailed understanding and experience of large capital project development processes within a large organisation.

- Experience of technical analysis of operational contractual agreements.

- Excellent Project Management knowledge and stakeholder management skills.

- Ability to work at height.

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.

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 Andrew on 01738 275847.

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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