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Distribution Control Engineer

Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
£55573 - £63643 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Perth, Inveralmond House

Salary: £55,573 - £63,643 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family. Relocation packages for suitable candidates.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

The Distribution Control Engineer is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology in the energy distribution sector, responsible for the safe operation and monitoring of the electrical distribution network. This includes all voltages up to and including 33kV where you will need to manage infrastructure of critical national importance. We are seeking experienced Senior Authorised Field Engineers who are ready to take their expertise to the next level. Training opportunities are available and we currently operate a four day working work rota with a progressive route into shifts also a future option. Join our dynamic team and contribute to shaping the future of power distribution!

The control engineer's main duties are:

- Monitor and control distribution networks using state-of-the-art SCADA systems.

- Collaborate with field teams to optimize network performance, troubleshoot issues, and respond to emergencies.

- Analyse real-time data to ensure consistent power supply and minimize downtime.

- Participate in training programs to enhance your technical knowledge and adapt to the control room environment.

What do I need?

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

- Senior Authorised Field Engineer certification (or equivalent) with a strong track record in distribution network operations.

- Proficiency in SCADA systems and control room operations.

- Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure.

- Strong communication skills to liaise with field teams, management, and other stakeholders.

- Have or are willing to work towards a HNC level qualification in Electrical Engineering.

Candidates for this role will be required to obtain vetting to SC level through UK Government. The criteria normally includes 5 years UK residency, further information can be found here: United Kingdom Security Vetting: Applicant - GOV.UK (

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 340954.

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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