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21 days ago
SSE UK
Location: Suffolk
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Environmental Jobs
Job Title: Operations Electrical Engineer

Location: Lowestoft

Salary: £36,900 – £56,500 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

Permanent Full Time Hours

The Role

As an Operations Electrical Engineer, you’ll be responsible for providing technical knowledge in order to manage the medium to long term integrity of high-risk operational assets within your area of expertise, where failure would have a major impact on safety; environmental; and the commercial operation of the business.

You'll be involved in all electrical aspects of Offshore windfarm operations from Turbine to grid connection or OFTO interface. This will be a dynamic role interfacing with the Control room and coordinating reactive maintenance and fault-finding activities as required. Working closely with other members of the Engineering and operations teams, you'll assist in the development of operational procedures and working practices, ensuring safe and effective management of the assets. You’ll support the development of relevant engineering standards/specifications and undertake engineering reviews to ensure assets comply with engineering legislation and standards.

Some of your other main accountabilities will include;

-Compile detailed engineering reports on key operational issues as they arise.

-Act as first line support to the Operations and Engineering teams.

-Manage the electrical infrastructure within the wind farm.

-Liaise with and manage external contractors on site ensuring they work to required SSE standards.

-Ensure that the Wind Farm operates at all times within SSE Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines with the responsibility for the reporting and recording of all Non-conformances

-Work closely with the Lead engineer for maintenance management to develop effective preventative and corrective maintenance routines for the plant.

Your Skills & Experience

We are looking for someone who is qualified to degree level in Electrical Engineering or has equivalent experience in an electrical production environment, holding responsibility for plant integrity and monitoring.

Due to the specialist nature of this role there are a few other requirements that we are looking for;

-Good technical knowledge and experience within electrical generation

-Experience of asset integrity risk assessment and providing mitigation solutions

-A solid understanding of plant operation and appropriate risk controls

-Working knowledge of appropriate engineering legislation and industry good practice.

-Good report writing skills.

-Excellent organisational skills to ensure work is delivery to a high quality and the required timescales.

-Strong commercial awareness with an understanding of the implications of engineering activities and decisions.

If you are proficient in the use of the plant SCADA, diagnostic systems and inter plant communications equipment, that would be of great advantage, but if not, full training will be provided. Experience of electro mechanical plant operations in an HV environment would be advantageous.

Our Company

SSE Renewables are a leading generator of renewable energy in Great Britain and Ireland. Our SSE Renewables business is responsible for the development, construction and operation of SSE's renewable portfolio, including hydro and both onshore and offshore wind.

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: 13th June 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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