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4 months ago
SSE UK
Location: Aberdeen
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Electricity T&D Jobs
Job Title: Substation Engineer

Location: Perth, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen

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

Permanent| Full Time Hours|37 hours per week

Our Role

The Transmission business, is part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, operating under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We are looking for 2 Substation Engineers to form part of the team that is currently involved with a number of key transmission projects in Scotland, which are at various stages of the design and construction phases.

You will work as part of a project team responsible for successfully deliveringtransmission projects to cost, exacting standards and to project timescales during the design and construction phase. You will be involved in the detailed design and construction of transmission (400/275/132kV) schemes. You willalso provide technical electrical support across multiple substation projects creating outline designs during gate 0 – 2, including SLDs, Stage by Stages and electrical layouts. You will also be responsible for developing scope of works and detailed specifications for works from gate 2/3 onwards.

You will also liaise with statutory and key consultees on design and construction aspects of these projects.

Your Skills and Experience

To succeed in the role, you'll be able to call on design, management and construction experience in the electrical and plant aspects of transmission substations. A minimum HNC in a relevant subject is preferred, in addition to experience in this field with a DNO or a supplier to the industry. You'll be confident formulating detailed plant and installation specifications and will have good knowledge of plant and equipment standards and specifications for transmission projects.

As an excellent communicator and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you'll be comfortable co-ordinating with other engineering disciplines including Overhead Lines, cable, civil works, protection etc. In line with our key company value you'll have a robust understanding of health & safety requirements including a working knowledge of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

You'll need to be adaptable, self-motivated and flexible as the nature of our projects mean you will be required to work away from base location. A full driving licence is required.

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: Wednesday 15th August 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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