Asset Engineer

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • Sep 10, 2021
Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Inverness, Perth, Glasgow or Aberdeen

Salary:£41,000 - £54,000 + car/cash 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?

We are currently recruiting for an Asset Engineer into our Asset Management team; the key responsibilities are:

- To assess, understand and predict the performance, integrity and condition of assets and enable timely interventions to maintain overall network reliability.

- You will deliver value and contribute to the overall operational excellence of the business. This will require a practical approach combining effective and efficient technical advice on equipment related matters and the accurate review and reporting of asset condition from which you will be required to undertake thorough and detailed interpretation and analysis before making recommendation on the need for interventions.

- You will be required to communicate the results of assessments effectively to various stakeholders and assist in developing work plans including the design of repair/modification/replacement works, cost estimating and programming.

- Although office-based, you will make frequent site visits and enjoy immense variety in your role that few other companies could offer due to our unique portfolio of assets.

What do I need?

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

- A keen interest in asset management and significant hands-on experience of either design, construction or operation & maintenance of one or more Transmission specific assets (Substation Plant; Overhead Lines; Underground Cables) and ideally educated to degree level in a relevant Engineering subject.

- An understanding of legislation, design and operational standards.

- You will be Chartered or close to it, and will have significant experience relating to asset integrity assessments, management of risk and performance of ageing structures.

- You will display excellent communication and interpersonal skills and possess an innovative mind set, with a flexible approach.

- The technical support and guidance you provide will relate to overhead lines and associated assets.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

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 01738 342939 /

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.