Electrical Design Engineer

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Jul 28, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Base Location: Reading, Berkshire

Salary:£45,592 - £62,405 + car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

The Major Projects Engineering Design team carry out the design work for Customer Connections and Capital Asset replacement / reinforcement and new electricity connections. Our responsibility is to respond to challenging changes in our licence obligations, and growing levels of competition, with an annual budget in the region of £70M. As our Electrical Design Engineer, you will:

- Acting as Principal Designer you will design and manage Capital Replacement Projects, from initial high-level scope, through detailed design and costing, to a full pre-construction file.

- Work with site layouts / line route designs, stage by stage plans, plant and installation specifications, tendering and tender evaluation.

- Lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop these value engineered designs in a timely, cost effective, safe and efficient manner.

Once you become familiar with SSEN working and operating practices you will be able to work from home or from an alternate SSEN office. All that we ask is you work from the office once or twice a week in addition to attending team briefs and gate meetings in person.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we're looking for you to have:

- Experience in the design and specification of sub-station schemes, up to either 33kV or 132kV, as a designer or in an operational role.

- An HNC in an engineering or electrical subject, in addition to experience in this field with a DNO, ICP or a supplier to the industry.

- Knowledge of project management and MS Office methodology.

- Be experienced in applying the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to technically complex projects either as a Designer or Principle Designer.

- A delivery focussed mindset with good communication skills and the ability to thrive under pressure.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

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 [email protected] / 01738 342529.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.

EXTERNAL: 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.