Subsea Geotechnical Lead

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • May 13, 2022

Job Description:

About the Role

Base Location: Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth or Glasgow

Salary:£ Competitive car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

The Subsea Geotechnical Lead sits within the SSEN Transmission (SSENT) Offshore Delivery Team and is required to support the delivery of the Shetland High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Project and to support the ongoing Project Development and subsequent delivery of future subsea cable installation projects that are currently in the SSENT development pipeline.

The Subsea Geotechnical Lead is expected to:

- Lead Subsea Geotechnical activities in support of Subsea Cable Installation, manage subsea geotechnical interfaces and sail as the Employers (Client) Representative during survey and trenching campaigns in support of subsea cable installation projects.

- Assume the role of the Subsea Geotechnical Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the Offshore Delivery Directorate and will act as the key interface with the applicable in internal stakeholders such engineering and marine consenting teams.

- Lead the development and review of Subsea Geotechnical project documentation associated with Subsea Cable Installation.

- Provide support as the SME in the development and review of Subsea Geotechnical project documentation associated with Subsea Cable Installation.

- Apply and adhere to the Safety Management Systems, best practices and the SSE Large Capital Projects Governance processes for all projects whilst ensuring their actions and behaviours are in accordance with the SSE Safety Culture and core leadership values.

What do I need?

For the position of Subsea Geotechnical Lead, we are looking for someone with clear and demonstrable experience and understanding of Subsea Geotechnical requirements associated with Subsea Cable Installation who ideally has knowledge of the SSE company standards, policies and procedures.

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

- Extensive previous subsea geotechnical experience relative to subsea cable installation including having sailed during trenching operations. Note: Similar experience in subsea pipeline and or umbilical installation will be considered.

- Professional registration as a Chartered Engineer or similar, along with detailed and extensive subsea geotechnical engineering and installation knowledge relative to subsea cable installation.

- Experience of being personally responsible as a Subsea Geotechnical Engineer or similar supporting the delivery of subsea installation works along with excellent communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to produce a high standard of documentation and reporting.

- The ability to manage any relative assigned packages of work in relation to Subsea Geotechnical activities in support of Subsea Cable Installation whilst considering any impacts to financial forecast and other programmed activities.

- An understanding of the Transmission Business and regulated environment that we operate in and will have a background in either the Offshore Transmission industry, offshore or subsea construction and installation, or the Offshore Wind sector on major projects. A strong engineering and construction knowledge relative to subsea installation and offshore operations including applicable HSE and CDM regulations is also essential to this role.

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.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

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.