Commissioning Support Engineer

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • Jan 14, 2022

Job Description:

We're proud to have been a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Aberdeen, Perth, Inverness, Glasgow

Salary:£46,319 - £61,175 + Car / allowance + 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?

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Support Transmission Operations to safely deliver Transmission Projects and Customer Connections onto the SSE Transmission Network.

- Accountable to the Business for the safety, health and welfare of all personnel and activities being managed, including compliance with STC Code of Practice, SSEN Technical and Quality Standards, ESQCR Standards, Commissioning Processes, CDM regulations, and engagement with regulators and third-parties including statutory stakeholders.

- Ensure the projects are developed and delivered to the appropriate Technical and Quality Standards as set out in the Project Commissioning Plan, whilst identifying opportunities for business improvements

- Work closely with the key stakeholders for the projects including National Grid System Operator, Developers, Outage Planning, System Planning, Distribution, Generation, SSEN Technical and Design Authority, Operations, Maintenance, Asset Management, Control Room and Contractors Commissioning Personnel

- Chair Commissioning Panel Meetings, Project Safety Reviews and attend Design, Outage, NGESO Compliance, Project Assurance and Programme reviews.

What do I need?

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

- Experience in the Electricity Transmission industry: Strong Commissioning, Engineering and Construction knowledge.

- Good understanding of the STC Codes of Practice, BETTA process, Outage Planning, System Planning & etc.

- An understanding of industry and Health and Safety legislation.

- Good People Management and Strong Leadership Skills

- The ability to work alone or with a diverse team of multi-disciplined engineers and managers. This role covers the whole of the SSE Transmission Network therefore an amount of travelling will be expected of the successful applicant.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is 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 and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact 01738 342939 /

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.