11 months ago
Base Location: Glasgow or Perth
Salary: £36,900 – £56,500 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus
Working Pattern: Permanent, Full Time with flexible working patterns available
We are currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join the Renewable Engineering Centre to provide services, expertise and innovation to the expanding portfolio of development and operational wind projects both onshore and offshore.
From a development perspective the role will aid the optioneering, procurement and management of construction of the wind turbines both onshore and offshore. You will lead on the development and delivery of the technical aspects of the Turbine Supply Agreement as well as undertaking due diligence and quality management of wind turbines. Interfacing with other engineering disciplines and project managers, you will deliver an optimised and efficient wind farm within SSE’s defined governance processes.
The role will also be involved in supporting the operational side of the business and will be integral in the management of the asset integrity of the existing wind turbine fleet, to ensure safe and economical operation. This element of the role will involve data analysis, site-based inspection, engineering risk assessment and reporting to the business.
What do I need?
To be successful in this role, you will be a chartered engineer or have a clear path to becoming chartered. You will bring demonstrable technical knowledge and experience within mechanical engineering; a detailed understanding of wind turbine technology is desirable.
It would be beneficial to have experience in technical due diligence, quality assurance, construction activities, wind turbine risk mitigation, wind turbine supply contracts and knowledge of engineering legislation and industry best practice. Client based experience in working with large scale wind turbine suppliers would be advantageous. You’ll have strong commercial acumen and a firm grasp of the context and implications of engineering activities and decisions combined with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
You will possess an innovative and flexible approach with the capacity to deliver high quality work on a consistent basis in a demanding environment. Although office based you will be required to travel as and when is required by the work being undertaken.
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About the Department
SSE Renewables is the leading developer, owner and operator of onshore and offshore wind farms in the UK and Ireland, with a vision to make renewable energy the foundation of a zero-carbon world. Part of the FTSE-listed SSE plc, our strategy is to drive the transition to a low-carbon future through the world class development, construction and operation of our fleet of onshore and offshore wind energy generation sites, and flexible hydro. We are currently the largest onshore wind operator in the UK and Ireland and have a development pipeline of over 7GW of onshore and offshore wind.
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Closing date: 22 July 2019
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.