Position: Mechanical Engineer
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 522155_1568990266
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 20/09/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Glasgow/Perth/Dublin

Salary: Up to £56,500/Circa €65,500 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time with Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE Renewables has 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 wind energy generation sites and flexible hydro. SSE currently have one of the largest development pipelines for Offshore Wind in both the UK and Ireland.


What is the Role

Within SSE Renewables Engineering and Innovation, the Offshore Wind Turbine Engineer will provide technical expertise across a multi-£billion large capital project portfolio. The role will require you to work as part of a specific project team to support delivery of the project engineering development from site feasibility through to construction and into operation - ensuring compliance against the Large Capital Projects governance framework. The key responsibility in the role is to manage the wind turbine specification and due diligence process, ensuring that the risks are highlighted and mitigated and that the requirements from key stakeholders within SSE are incorporated. Following selection of most suitable turbine technology, this role will be responsible for the agreement of the technical exhibits in the Turbine Supply Agreement and then ensuring these are delivered to the required quality, time and budget.

What do I need?

We are looking for a Chartered Engineer (or have a clear path to becoming chartered), educated to degree level and member of the Engineering Council who has specialist technical knowledge and significant experience of wind turbines, with specific offshore knowledge being advantageous.

A large part of this role will require outstanding interpersonal, influencing and communication skills, which you'll be capable of adapting to all management levels and situations, and specifically where there is a need to manage conflict in high pressure environments.

-Excellent organisation skills will be essential, along with the ability to deliver quality work to the agreed timescales.

-Experience in the design and decision-making process for large scale projects involving international multi-disciplinary teams.

-You will preferably have experience in technical due diligence or other critical evaluation of design. You will be capable of identifying and managing risks, escalating where appropriate, to deliver a solution that meets the requirements of the project and key stakeholders.

-Experience of working in a client role when interfacing with external suppliers, such as wind turbine manufacturers. You will be comfortable engaging with external technical experts and have experience of negotiating and preparing technical exhibits for contracts.

-Working knowledge of wind turbine related engineering legislation, standards, industry best practice and will always hold health and safety management in the highest regard.

-Experience in quality management, from identifying a suitable quality plan to enacting that plan and working with suppliers to rectify any issues minimising risk to safety and the asset.

-Strong commercial acumen and a firm grasp of the context and implications of engineering activities and decisions.

-An in depth understanding of the implications of design on the efficient operation of assets is desirable.

You will possess an innovative mind set, have a flexible approach and have 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.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please contact sse.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. Internal candidates, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if its not safe, we don't do it.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.