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Electrical Engineer / Design Engineer

Full Time


About the Role

Base Location: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Elgin or Moray

Salary: £49,559 – £56,757 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 an Electrical Networks Design Engineer, you will primarily be responsible for technical development of capital projects for our distribution network, from feasibility through to approved for construction stage, using a suite of engineering standards. Project designs relate to underground cable, overhead line and substation situations up to 33kV. The project portfolio includes network refurbishment, reinforcement or automation and plant replacement.

Your design duties will include:

-Production of line route drawings, stage by stage plans, plant and equipment specifications, contractor tendering and evaluation.

-Liaise with internal colleagues and external stakeholders to ensure that necessary project land rights can be consented, construction carried out robustly, cost effectively and be technically compliant.

-You will also be required to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the health, safety and environmental aspects of projects during pre-construction phase.

What do I need?

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

– At least an HNC level qualification within a relevant subject or equivalent experience.

– Previous experience in the design and construction of electrical distribution networks up to 33kV.

– Previous experience in applying the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to technically complex projects.

– Strong negotiation and influencing skills, being able to convey your position in a clear and concise manner.

– Proficiency with using Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of electrical network modelling and the NRSWA code of practice would be advantageous.

– Ability to build lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, requiring first class communication and organisational skills.

– A full and valid driving licence is essential.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net-zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we’re looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You’ll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. You’ll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net-zero, so team work will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger – an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.

What’s in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE‘ to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Fiona on 01738 340954.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you’ll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

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