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Electrical Design Engineer

Portsmouth, England, Hampshire / England, Berkshire, Reading
£44195 - £50611 per annum + Car Allowance
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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About the Role

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

Salary: £44,195 - £50,611 + car/cash allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 Hours | Flexible Working options available

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

As a CMI (Construction, Maintenance and Inspection) Designer you will be working as part of our project refinement team responsible for a portfolio of work.

You'll be required to complete site visits across SSEN's South Distribution Network, liaising with all stakeholders to ensure the scheme you are working on is fully compliant and feasible for delivery.

You'll ensure that all network alterations driven by our CAPEX and OPEX Investment can be constructed safely, cost effectively and to SSEN's Policies and Procedures.

This is an exciting opportunity as you will be at the forefront of enabling SSE to meet its Net Zero ambitions.

Roles & responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

- A variety of network alterations, refurbishments, and wayleave terminations from LV cables, 11kV distribution substations up to and including 33kV poles.

- Liaise with customers, land agents, local authorities, and SSE colleagues to achieve a fit for purpose design, this will include visiting site.

- Identifying archaeology, ecological, environmental concerns and other land designations prior to works starting.

- Producing design deliverables (drawings, documents, access package and PCI's) to be ready for handover with construction team. All deliverables are to be produced using SSEN's Design Standards.

- Acting as Principal Designer you will ensure all schemes handed to delivery are CDM compliant, reducing and mitigating all health and safety risks.

What do I need?

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

- Organisational skills and the ability to work quickly, accurately, and independently whilst under pressure.

- Knowledge and experience in the design/consents/construction of new cable routes, new overhead lines, network refurbishment, plant replacement and alterations on the LV to 33kV networks would be advantageous.

- An HNC or relevant experience in a similar field is desirable although not essential.

- Knowledge of CDM regulations and experience of working with the NRSWA code of practice.

- IOSH or similar health and safety qualification would be advantageous.

Regular travel is required and as a result we can only accept applications from candidates that hold a 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. Youll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net zero, so teamwork 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.

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 flexible working requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Kim on 01738 344051.

Before starting 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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