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Renewables Engineer (Civils)

Full Time


Base Location: Highlands, Scotland

Salary: £32,900 – £49,300 + car allowance + performance-related bonus + 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 currently have an opportunity for a Renewables Engineer to join our Civil delivery team. We are responsible for providing quality engineering, maintenance and operational support to the Hydro and Onshore operations of the renewables business.

This role would suit a graduate or a qualified Engineer, who is keen to develop within our business and ultimately play a key role in the planning, supervision through construction and commissioning of significant maintenance works.

Working with an experienced team of engineers ;and technicians based throughout Scotland, you’ll assist in ensuring all renewable generation assets are operated and maintained to the high standards expected within SSE. Under supervision from your Lead Engineer, you’ll contribute to the development of complex engineering projects that will range from overhaul and refurbishment on a broad range of heavy civils assets to minor civil maintenance works such as road improvements. You’ll quickly gain experience working within a fast-moving operational environment and develop your project management skills through taking responsibility for managing less complex projects.

You will be given the opportunity to repair, refurbish and replace large gates and valves, winches, hydraulics, tunnels, pipelines, wind towers and dams. After completion of training, you’ll be expected to project manage significant refurbishment works in addition to your core engineering responsibilities.

What do I need?

We are looking for a qualified Engineer, preferably civils or mechanical engineering, with relevant experience in an engineering and/or operational environment and a developing technical skill base.

You’ll thrive in a varied engineering environment and would be happy to work towards taking a significant level of responsibility to safely deliver large overhaul and refurbishment projects on time and to budget.

You will need to be a great communicator, be flexible to work across our business unit, capable of working in a fast-moving environment on multiple projects and be happy to train towards the highest safety qualification to operate significant pieces of plant at our power stations such as hydraulic gates, valves and other mechanical items.

Due to the work involved in this role it is essential you are able to work in a variety of environments from height to confined spaces and have some experience with Health, Safety and Environmental legislation.

Travel to remote operational sites across the UK and Ireland will be expected as part of this role so a full driving licence is essential.

About our Business

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

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 we’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 get in touch.

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.

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