Assistant Substation Project Engineer

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • Oct 12, 2021
Technology, Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

We're proud to be a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net-zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

Base Location: Perth, Aberdeen, Glasgow or Inverness

Salary: £28,600 - £42,000 + 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?

SSEN Transmission has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Project Engineer to provide support to our multi-disciplined team of engineers who work on a wide range of projects.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- Support the team with the drafting and preparation of engineering designs, documents or assessments for our projects.

- Work closely with our engineers and managers to help ensure that engineering and quality risks are identified and understood and that appropriate measures are put in place to minimise risk to projects.

- Assist in supporting budget submissions; engaging consultants to support our works; collating, checking and entering data into our Asset Register systems.

- Preparing key engineering documents.

What do I need?

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

- Experience of working in a technical role within a client or contracting organisation within the UK electricity supply industry would be advantageous.

- An understanding of the UK Transmission business, including its legal and regulatory frameworks, and industry technical standards and specifications.

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work with a minimum of supervision and with a large degree of personal responsibility for delivering the required outputs to the programme.

- Qualified to a minimum of HND level, with relevant experience within a similar role.

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 342871.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal record and credit check.