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about 1 year ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Wind Energy Jobs
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer - Wind Generation

Location: Glasgow/Perth/Contin

Salary: SSE8 £39,413 – £52.055 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Permanent Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available

The Role

We currently have an opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer in Wind Generation in Scotland. As a member of the Wind Generation Engineering Team you will be part of a team responsible for the asset integrity of wind turbines across a number of onshore wind farms, providing technical support to Operations and Maintenance teams. This is an exciting opportunity to work within an emerging and dynamic industry with regular exposure to new and developing technology.

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

*Provide planned and unplanned technical support including technical and safety investigations.

*Respond to important mechanical plant issues and defects that have taken or have the potential to take plant out of service.

*Monitoring plant health and ensure appropriate response to emergent issues with potentially significant safety and business implications on a risk management basis.

*Review and improvement of maintenance standards.

*Perform elements of contract management from specification/scope writing, technical evaluation of contractor’s proposal, through to planning, setting to work and continuous monitoring of safety and performance.

*Provide direct project management delivery service for specific activities required by the business, including safety, reliability and design improvement.

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in the role, we are looking for the following;

*Minimum HNC or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience.

*Good experience in an operational, maintenance or construction environment.

*Working knowledge of mechanical equipment and systems (gearboxes, bearings, hydraulics)

*The ability to demonstrate experience in managing projects and contractors and have a proven track record of delivery, both personally and through others

*Knowledge of wind turbine technology is preferable but not essential

*Full valid UK driving license

The position will frequently involve working in remote areas, occasionally working at height - for which training will be given. You will also be required to represent the Wind Generation team in more formal situations and presentation skills are essential.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is: 22nd April 2019

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.resourcing.team@sse.com

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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