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Senior Subsea Engineer (HVDC Cable Systems)

Inverness, Scotland, Highlands
£55200 - £83000 per annum + Bonus & Car Allowance
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: 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 Transmission Offices (Perth / Inverness / Aberdeen / Glasgow)

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 + company car / cash 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

SSEN Transmission is currently recruiting for a Senior Subsea Engineer to join our HVDC Project Engineering team, supporting our growing portfolio of subsea HV cable projects. This discipline engineering role supports all offshore and nearshore design and installation engineering activities across the project lifecycle; from start of development to end of execution.

In undertaking this key role for delivery of critical national infrastructure projects, youll be a key player in helping us achieve Net Zero.

The overriding objective for the Senior Subsea Engineer is to drive and maintain technical excellence across the offshore engineering discipline. To that end, the main responsibilities include:

- Providing senior level expertise and mentorship to junior members of the engineering team, challenging the status-quo with innovative thinking.

- Supporting engineering teams across a number of different projects, driving swift resolution of complex issues.

- Driving standardisation of Employer requirements/specifications, including implementation of technical "Lessons Learned", ensuring effective follow-up and affirmative action for the betterment of all projects.

- Promoting our safety-in-design ethos and taking a leading role in identifying and managing risks pertaining to offshore and nearshore design and installation.

- Support the Engineering manager to comply with internal governance, including preparation of design and safety assurance reviews.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, were looking for a strong team player with:

- Minimum qualification level of BEng in a related engineering discipline.

- Extensive knowledge and experience in subsea design, engineering, and installation/construction works.

- Strong understanding of relevant industry codes, standards, specifications, and safe-working practices.

- Excellent communication, interpersonal, time-management, and organisational skills.

- Enthusiasm to provide technical team leadership towards our Net Zero ambitions.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all - we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

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 Stephanie at or 01738 342963.

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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