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Engineering Manager

Scotland, Perth, Perth & Kinross
Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Base Location: Perth, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen

Salary: circa £70,000 + car / cash allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Engineering Manager to lead a team of multidiscipline engineers to deliver innovative and value-adding engineering solutions across our portfolio of projects. You will ultimately play a pivotal role in providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity, being at the core of the delivery of a "Network for Net Zero".

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Ensuring appropriate engineering resources are in place to support a £200m+ portfolio of projects, including inhouse staff resources as well as procurement of consultants where required.

- Driving the personal development and performance of a talented pool of engineers to fulfil their potential, as well as supporting the growth of the team with the recruitment of new team members.

- Ensure sound engineering practices and innovation are incorporated into designs to deliver value for money to the consumer.

- Ensure that the built assets meet the requirement of the Operational users and overall Network.

- Promotion and management of safety in design across project portfolio with particular focus on ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and effective delivery of CDM Principal Designer and Designer roles.

What do I need?

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

- Qualified in a relevant engineering discipline, preferably a Chartered Engineer, with extensive experience in a similar environment.

- Relevant technical and commercial knowledge of the Electrical Transmission sector or other relevant industries is preferable.

- Strong experience in leading and managing high performing engineering teams.

- You'll be a diligent individual, with distinct skills in prioritisation and risk mitigation.

- As you'll be liaising with a wide range of individuals, you'll need to be able to relay complex and technical messages in an easy-to-understand manner with an ability to negotiate and influence to best serve the whole project portfolio.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all - we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

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 Shirley on 01738 351976.

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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