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Engineering Lead

England, Lincolnshire, Scunthorpe
£55200 - £83000 per annum + Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

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About our Business

SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which could invest in excess of £40bn across the next decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Keadby Power Stations, Scunthorpe

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

After a recent promotion SSE Thermal are looking to recruit an Engineering Lead in Scunthorpe. The Engineering Lead will support the expansion of work and Keadby 1 and 2 CCGT Power Stations and will have a number of key responsibilities, including.

- Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Engineering Lead will provide a comprehensive, professional engineering service to the site. Ensuring that the safety, reliability, flexibility and efficiency of the plant and equipment is maintained to meet the Company's requirements.

- Management of Engineering, Maintenance and Construction projects.

- Delivery of projects in alignment with the SSE and station strategies including financial justification preparation, specification, procurement, implementation and commissioning.

- Contribution and management of Keadby's key goals on health, safety, environment, availability, efficiency and flexibility.

- Management and delivery of station outages ensuring compliance with SSE outage governance processes.

What do I need?

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

- Degree level or equivalent qualification/experience in an appropriate engineering discipline, supported by experience of power or industrial plant engineering or maintenance.

- An understanding of customer and supplier relationships and looks to continuously improve these.

- Proven ability of projects/outage development and management, ensuring safe working methods are established and maintained.

- A detailed appreciation of the asset management and business processes necessary to operate, maintain and control power or industrial plants.

- The ability to deal with evolving priorities, whilst being well organised and commercially aware

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 Jim - on 01738 341514.

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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