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11 days ago
SSE UK
Location: Aberdeen
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Electricity T&D Jobs
Job Title: Overhead Line Engineer

Location: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness or Perth

Salary: £31,000 – £46,500 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available

Our Role

Your role as an Overhead Line Engineer would primarily be to provide technical Overhead Line support across multiple projects. This would include creating outline designs during gate 0 – 2, including route selection, substation tie-ins, conductor selection and stage by stage diagrams. You would also develop scope of works and detailed specifications for works from gate 2/3 onwards. You would be responsible for the review of contractors/consultants detailed designs and you would coordinate the designs for other disciplines such as civil road improvements. Furthermore, you will support site teams to ensure quality of installations.

Your Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have either a Degree or a HND in an Engineering Discipline or the equivalent experience. You should have a good awareness of all technical functions in Transmission. You should also have a good appreciation of the legal and regulatory obligations for Transmission along with LCP governance and engineering processes. To be successful in this role you should be a good problem solver with the ability to develop structured risk based solutions. You will need to possess good communication and stakeholder management skills to ensure that critical technical matters are addressed by the project teams who may be faced with conflicting priorities and schedules.

Our Company

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

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: 26th July 2018.

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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