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SCADA Field Engineer

Scotland, Aberdeen / Scotland, Dundee / Perth & Kinross, Scotland, Perth
£49559 - £56757 per annum + Car Allowance
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Flexible Scotland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN offices or depots around the UK. Which include but are not limited to Glasgow, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness or Peterhead.

Salary: £49,559 - £56,757 + car /car allowance + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

As a SCADA Field Engineer you will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of Operational Technology equipment to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of the SCADA network. You will work closely with Design Engineers, Project Managers and internal and external stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of projects to SHEPD standards.

Your key responsibilities will be:

- Deliver Operational Communication and SCADA systems that monitor and control SHEPD's primary and secondary assets.

- Configure, test, commission and manage Remote Terminal Units (RTU's) and other intelligent electronic devices to implement functional logic.

- Configure, test, commission and manage communication devices, to ensure remote connectivity to the Distribution Control Centre.

- Collaborate with Design Engineers to review internal technical documentation, including ownership of site commissioning documentation.

- Provide technical support to the broader business and key stakeholders.

What do I need?

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

- An HNC in a relevant engineering discipline or working in a similar role with proven experience and recognised in-house qualifications.

- Experience configuring and commissioning SCADA systems, RTUs and network communication devices would be beneficial.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate diligence and prioritise tasks.

- Technically minded with fault finding and problem-solving skills.

- Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

- Flexibility is essential as you will be required to work on a standby rota to respond to incidents out with normal working hours and weekends. Also this role requires travel to substations, remote sites and other SSE offices, so a full driving license is essential.

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 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 Fiona on 01738 340958.

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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