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HVDC Electrical Engineer

Glasgow, Scotland
£47600 - £71600 per annum + Bonus
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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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, 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:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin.

Salary: £47,600 to £71,600 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

As an HVDC Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible leading and coordinating electrical engineering deliverables for development and construction of offshore wind generation projects within the SSE Renewables business.

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

- Front-end electrical engineering design works associated with HVDC technology and equipment for use in project consenting and financial modelling activities.

- Writing, reviewing and updating technical specifications for HVDC work packages on offshore wind generation projects.

- Coordinating and managing project HVDC engineering works, ensuring correct technical specifications are prepared and applied to offshore wind generation projects.

- Management of 3rd parties for the effective delivery of specific engineering and design works required within the HVDC work package, and for the quality management and verification of their work and outcomes.

- Witnessing HVDC Equipment Factory Acceptance Testing.

What do I need?

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

- We are looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer who specialises in HVDC technology. You will have significant knowledge of HVDC technology to provide expertise to the HVDC work packages for offshore wind generation projects. You will be a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Engineering Council or working towards this goal.

- You will have strong technical knowledge and experience of renewable electricity generation including technical knowledge of offshore wind power systems and their operation. You may also be utilised across offshore wind generation electrical work packages as dictated by workload.

- As an experienced HVDC engineer, you will have working knowledge of appropriate engineering legislation and industry good practice. You will have excellent report writing skills and an understanding of effective organisation capabilities to deliver quality work to the agreed timescales. You will have a strong understanding of commercial awareness in order to understand implications of engineering activities and decisions.

- You will pride yourself on your excellent organisational skills and ability to deliver the highest quality of work within the necessary timescales. You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at various managerial levels within the business where you will be part of a large electrical engineering team within the SSE Renewables Offshore business.

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 Douglas on 01738 275199.

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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