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Lead Control Room Engineer

Perth & Kinross, Perth, Scotland
£62324 - £71370 per annum + Shift allowance & Bonus
Closing date
4 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: Perth, Scotland

As this position requires contribution to a shift rota system, you should be flexible, located within 45 minutes commute by car, and able to commit to shift work when required as part of 24-hour cover.

Salary: £62,324 - £71,370 + shift allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

As a Lead Control Room Engineer, based in our Control Centre in Perth, Scotland you'll report to Operations Centre Management within SSE Renewables, Onshore. You'll be responsible for leading a team of Control Room Engineers carrying out remote real-time operational control and asset intervention management of our Onshore Wind, Battery Storage and Solar assets.

Some of your main accountabilities will include:

- Leading a team of Control Engineers to conduct safe, efficient, and compliant operation and control of our infrastructure, in accordance with national system operator obligations, regulations, Safety Rules and Safe Systems of Work, whilst maximising the value from our assets.

- Providing training, coaching and assessment within competence framework for Control Engineers.

- Represent the Operations Centre as key stakeholder and subject matter expert in the integration of new renewables assets, ensuring the asset meets control room requirements when handed over.

- Taking proactive and reactive measures, as well as providing reports and assurance on performance of SHE and quality operations within the team.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, we would love you to have:

- Qualified to degree level in an engineering discipline, with industry knowledge and experience relating to Electro-mechanical generating plant/apparatus and/or distribution of electricity within the Energy sector. Extensive experience with alternative qualification (e.g. HND) may be considered.

- Expert user and superuser of multiple software platforms and supervisory systems such as Distribution Management and SCADA systems. Also, an aptitude to learn new systems is essential, as are strong communication and IT skills.

- Practical experience and strong knowledge of industry codes and safety rules such as national Grid Code, Electrical High Voltage rulesets and Wind Turbine Safety Rules, having held operational authorisation for multiple years.

- Ability to adapt to changing workloads positively without compromising key responsibilities, to be flexible, highly motivated and have a genuine passion for the industry.

- Strong yet respectful personal values aligned with maintaining a positive safety, health and wellbeing culture within our Control Centre.

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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