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Senior Project Engineer

England, Reading, Berkshire / Glasgow, Scotland / Northern Ireland, Belfast, County Antrim
Car Allowance, Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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About our Business

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 UK & Ireland | 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 SSE offices or depots around the UK and Ireland which include but are not limited to: Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Reading, Havant, London, Dublin and Belfast.

Salary: £Competitive depending on experience + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

As a Senior Project Engineer at SSE Renewables, you will lead and support engineering teams to design and deliver Battery Energy Storage Systems and Solar PV projects.

Responsibilities include:

- Creating initial designs including site layouts and single line diagrams.

- Supporting planning applications from a technical perspective.

- Collaborating with partners on solutions.

- Performing technical due diligence and ensuring technical quality from detailed design through construction and commissioning.

- Supporting tendering process by creating and reviewing scope of work and technical specifications, managing technical queries and evaluating bids.

- Influencing key stakeholders within and beyond our company to advance projects through our Assurance Process with strong technical leadership.

With over 700MW in delivery and a growing pipeline in the GWs, you will be working on some of the largest BESS and Solar projects in the UK & Ireland. Take a look at one of our recent developments to enter delivery: Construction to start on SSE Renewables 320MW BESS project in Yorkshire | SSE Renewables

This role offers professional growth, supports personal development, and relies on your knowledge of the energy market, transmission, and distribution networks, as well as engineering skills to boost our success and business expansion.

What do I need?

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

- Expertise in power generation project design, development and delivery, experience with LV and HV power networks is preferred.

- Proven skills in collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure technical quality in large project development and delivery.

- Experience managing and working with consultants, as well as EPC contractors as well as a collaborative approach for working with colleagues and customers.

- Comprehensive knowledge of the energy sector, including key engineering norms, market dynamics, and regulatory frameworks.

- Dedication to delivering engineering excellence in world-class projects with a commitment to continual improvement.

- Preferably experienced in solar PV design and delivery including simulation using PVsyst and have Chartered Engineer status or willingness to obtain it within role.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required 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 Andy on 01738 275847.

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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