Electrical Design Engineer

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Jul 22, 2021
Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex or Wiltshire

Salary:£36,836 - £48,648 (depending on skills and experience) + 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?

As a Designer with SSE you'll produce a coordinated and coherent detailed design for new cable routes, new overhead line schemes, network refurbishment, plant replacement and network alteration on the LV to 33kV networks.

In this role you will:

- plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase

- ensure the network is constructed robustly and cost effectively

- eliminate health and safety risks in the design and financial risks during construction

- liaise with customers, land agents, local authorities and SSE colleagues to achieve a fit for purpose design

What do I need?

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

- technical knowledge and experience in the design for new cable routes, new overhead line schemes, network refurbishment, plant replacement and network alteration on the LV to 33kV networks

- knowledge of CDM regulations and experience of working with the NRSWA code of practice

- an HNC (or working towards one) in Engineering Design and/or Electrical Engineering or an equivalent qualification

- strong organisational, negotiation, influencing and communication skills with the ability to work quickly, accurately and independently whilst under pressure

- a willingness to develop and assist other team members while making 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 Andy on [email protected] / 01738 340826.

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.