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Electrical Design Engineer (132kV)

England, Dorset, Poole / Oxford, Oxfordshire, England / Reading, England, Berkshire
£49559 - £63643 per annum + Car Allowance
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Reading, Slough, Oxford, Theale, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Aldershot, Petersfield, Poole, Swindon, Melksham, or New Forest

Salary: £49,559 - £63,643 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

We are looking for an Electrical Design Engineer to join our team!

As our Design Engineer you will be primarily focused on our 132kV steel pylons, you will be responsible for managing the whole lifecycle of the project, through development to end of life.

You will work closely with Investment Management, Network Construction, and our contract partners, ensuring all our projects are delivered on time and within budget.

In this role you will be:

- Co-ordinating pre-construction surveys, stakeholder engagement and agreement of project scope, producing pre-tender documentation including programmes and financial forecasting, and ensuring compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

- Producing Electrical Design, checking and approving design deliverables in a quality management setting to ensure the most appropriate and cost-effective design solutions are selected to meet customer requirements, managing relevant performers in the design team, and driving project performance, cost estimations.

- Ensuring SSEN standardised designs are applied and aligned to the basis of design for execution by SSEN and provide engineering design inputs to ITT's (Instructions to Tender), including review tender returns.

- Taking responsibility for specification of plant through completion of order schedules for primary plant items, which will require an understanding of the plant items and their interaction.

What do I need?

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

- Experience in steel pylon designs up to 132kV with an understanding of design governance and statutory requirements including CDM.

- Good knowledge of land designations and required access requirements.

- Experience of driving team performance and managing complex large projects, ideally experience of working on large overhead line projects.

- A qualification (minimum of HNC level) in a relevant discipline or have demonstrable experience in a similar role and strong project management skills

- A full, current driving licence.

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?

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 Kim on 01738 344051.

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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