6 months ago
This placement would suit a final or penultimate year student with a keen interest in energy efficiency, renewable energy and building technology. Your degree may be in electrical, electronic, mechanical, building services or energy engineering. The role would also suit technology minded candidates with a sustainability or environmental background.
Why join SSE?
As one of the UK's largest energy companies, we're always keen to meet great talent who can support SSE’s growth in the energy industry and commitment to the UK’s green agenda. As the largest generator of energy through renewable sources, a market leader in the electric vehicle (EV) evolution and a responsible employer with a key commitment to keeping the lights on; we can offer you the opportunity to make a real difference for our customers and the communities in which we operate.
What will I do during the placement?
Our primary focus is to design and deliver engineering solutions which save carbon and create comfortable building environments. You will be involved in a real-life project which will include technologies such as Building Energy Management Systems, Solar PV, Batteries, Combined Heat & Power units, High efficiency boilers, chillers and air-handling units etc.
Your tasks may focus on one area or combine elements of market research, commercial due-diligence, engineering design and project management, with deliverables which will be specific and measurable. You will of course not be working in isolation or without assistance, and you will be expected to participate in internal meetings, liaising closely with members of our team and across SSE.
What do I need?
You’ll have a genuine interest in SSE and the prospect of a long term future with us, as often candidates who join us on summer placements consider joining our Graduate Programmes after graduation. The ability to interpret numerical, technical and market data is paramount as well as the confidence to communicate both verbally and in writing. Interpersonal skills are vital as you will be responsible for engaging with the business at all levels and with various internal and external stakeholders.