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Project Engineer

Perth & Kinross, Perth, Scotland / Glasgow, Scotland / Aberdeen, Scotland
£44195 - £50611 per annum + car/car allowance
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Electrical, Project Engineering
Power, Renewables
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About the Role

Base Location: Preferred location: Perth, Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow; however, we will consider your base 'home' location to be one of our other SSEN offices or depots around the UK. Please note, the role will require travel to locations throughout Scotland.

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

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full time | Flexible First options available - there will be a need to regularly travel within our licence area

Your responsibilities will be to deliver the engineering elements across multiple live projects, actively identifying and resolving problems, managing risks, customer engagement and delivering successful project completion while working with project managers to ensure allocated budget and customer satisfaction targets are met. You will be able to analyse network topography and technical customer design requirements to inform decisions on implementing solutions, feeding your knowledge back into the team.

  • Reviewing and approving customer, and internal, technical design documents.
  • Provide excellent customer service and guide customers on technical aspects.
  • Plan and coordinate work activities, including contractors, to install equipment for our customer connections.
  • Manage and configure Remote Terminal Units (RTU's) Controllers, and other intelligent electronic devices, to implement functional logic and associated small wiring.
  • Follow test procedures to commission RTU's and ensure logic is functioning correctly.

What do I need?

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

  • Experience of meeting customer connection timelines, quality, safety and cost parameters, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of progression and financial performance.
  • Excellent use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • A good understanding of the distribution electrical network and the fundamental principles of electrical power engineering.
  • Experience of working with Programmable Logic Controllers, RTU's or similar devices would be advantageous.
  • It would be advantageous to have, or working towards, EHV switching authorisations.
  • An understanding of Flexibility Services and Connections would be advantageous.

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 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please get in touch.

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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