Commissioning Engineer - High Voltage Systems

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Apr 29, 2021
Engineering Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Base Location: Hampshire, Oxford, west London, Berkshire, Wiltshire

Salary: Competitive Salary plus car/car allowance and benefits

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible working options available

About our Business

SSE Contracting is one of the UK’s largest Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contractors. Our portfolio of services ranges from M&E building services, Instrumentation, Rail, Street Lighting, Facilities management to HV & LV & Combined Heat and Power solutions.

This is an exciting time to be considering a career with us.

We have recently entered into an acquisition agreement with Aurelius Group. As of 1st July 2021, we will step away from SSE Group.

This partnership heralds an exciting opportunity for further growth for our business. With a strong pipeline of infrastructure projects across the UK, our people are key to our continued success.

What is the Role?

SSE Enterprise are looking to appoint a Commissioning engineer to work on DNO Primary Substations preferably up to 132kV but in the main 33kV.

In this role, you'll be working on new greenfield primary substations, 'brown field' projects, Transformer Replacement, Switchboard Replacement 33/11kV, Circuit Breaker Replacement either independent or as part of a project, Switchboard Extensions and the Decommissioning of existing substations.

Therefore, you'll become involved with the Principal Designer on fully designed projects or with our nominated Design Engineers on Design and Build Projects from inception through to practical completion. You'll need an excellent attention to detail, as you will verify, modify and issue schematic drawings as required to complete installations.

As a commissioning Engineer you'll also become part of the project team working to SSEN Policies and Procedures. The Commissioning Engineer will represent SSE Enterprise Contracting during any interactions with SSEN during the delivery process to ensure that the projects are delivered on time and to budget.

What Do I Need?

To be successful in this role, you'll have an HNC in Electrical Engineering with experience in commissioning electrical systems or an Electrical Trades NVQ. You'll also have experience in: -

- Producing and executing the project commissioning and testing plan.

- LV & HV switching (Subject to Authorisation) and issuing of safety documentation.

- Commissioning HV Electrical Systems.

- RTS/SCADA control systems.

- Health and Safety Regulations.

- Electrical Fault Finding.

- Good understanding of HSQE requirements including CDM Regulations.

Previous use of Omicron CMC 365 test sets with their advanced protection package is not essential but would be advantageous. In addition, experience and/or understanding of the latest Argus / Toshiba / Eberle AVC Relays and Transformer Oil Temperature Probes would also be advantageous.

It would be preferable that you hold a current DNO Authorisation to accept safety documents.

Finally, it is an essential requirement for this role that you have a full, current driving licence.

Our benefits

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 employees wide range of benefits.

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'.

We are 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 us.

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 7587.

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.