Protection and Control Engineer

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Mar 30, 2021
Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Poole, Portsmouth, Slough, Reading, Swindon, Oxford

Salary:£46,319 - £61,175 + car/car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

1. As a Protection and Control Field Engineer you will be involved in the operation and support of the Protection and Control system at voltages from 400V to 132kV across the Southern Distribution Network.

2. You'll support construction, installation, commissioning and maintenance testing, faults and defect rectification.

3. You will also carry out network and protection grading studies to assist in new connections and network alterations.

What do I need?

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

1. Qualification in Electrical Engineering to min. HNC level, or equivalent; alternatively, significant relevant experience may be considered. Previous experience working in power system protection, working on high voltage protection relays & schemes, telecontrol systems, wiring and schematic diagrams and onsite installation & commissioning of protection systems.

2. Ideally you will already be a Authorised Person (AP) to 33kV. Senior Authorised Person (SAP) with maintenance/commissioning protection tests experience is favourably considered.

3. Knowledge of Embedded Generation protection and G59 Regulations and familiar with Computer aided protection engineering software and experienced in utilising relay manufacturers software.

4. Excellent leadership, organisational, diagnostic and problem-solving skills. You must have a good understanding of electricity distribution networks

5. An interest in long term development in order to identify and implement innovative and effective business improvements

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.

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 [email protected] / 0141 224 7672.

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.