Submarine Cable Design Engineer

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • Apr 6, 2021
Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Perth, Glasgow, Inverness or Aberdeen

Salary: £41,307 - £54,556 + 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?

Our projects vary from the inspection, repair and maintenance of existing submarine electricity cables, to the survey, design and installation of replacement cables up to 33kV. In this role you will be responsible for:

- the engineering design elements of our submarine cabling projects from the preliminary route identification and route assessment stage through to the development and completion of the detailed engineering design for the cable installations

- preparing and coordinating pre-construction information, carrying out design risk assessments and design reviews ensuring that safety and the environment is fully considered throughout the project

- engagement and regular communication with contractors and stakeholders during the design and delivery phases of the projects

- supporting the team by providing engineering or technical advice relating to the project designs

- considering stakeholder views within the design development phase of the projects

What do I need?

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

- experience of submarine cable design and construction up to 33kV

- a degree level qualification in Electrical Engineering or a similar discipline or the equivalent demonstrable experience

- a working knowledge of submarine power cable landfall assessments, route engineering design analysis, specifying methods of cable installation and an understanding of submarine power cable installation

- experience of preparing pre-construction information, carrying out design risk assessments, design risk reviews and knowledge of the Construction, Design and Management 2015 Regulations

- a full, current driving license

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 Andy on [email protected] or 01738 457598.

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.