Position: Overhead Line Project Engineer
Salary: GBP44100 - GBP66100 per annum + car/allowance; pension
Ref: 543928_1674050585
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 18/01/2023
Start Date: ASAP
Expiry Date: 15/02/2023
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Preferred Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, but UK home-based also considered.

Salary: £44,100 - £66,100 + car/cash allowance + annual bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible Working options available - including working from home

What is the Role?

SSEN Transmission is recruiting for an experienced Overhead Line Project Engineer to join our multi-disciplined engineering team, developing and delivering large capital projects helping the drive towards Net-Zero.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

- To act as discipline overhead line engineer for major 400kV, 275kV and 132kV Transmission projects, working as part of a multidiscipline project engineering team.

- To take on a Lead Project Engineering Role on some Projects, leading on engineering governance and the co-ordination of all Engineering Disciplines.

- Act as the point of contact for overhead line engineering and represent engineering at key strategic, commercial, programme and site project meetings.

- Support and assist others in the project team around managing engineering risks and utilising opportunities for the project to excel.

- Our Engineers provide technical support and expertise throughout the life of projects and are supported by a Senior Overhead Line Engineer on technical aspects and report into an Engineering Manager.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Experience working on the Transmission Overhead Line Network and knowledge of the UK legal and regulatory obligations for Transmission including and CDM & ESQCR.

- Previous experience leading a technical team through both the development and delivery stages. Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise demands and assist others to find their path past difficult obstacles.

- High level of communication skill and ability to deliver messages and information at the appropriate level both up and down the management structure.

- Ability to explore design options and apply technical, evidence-based rigour to assess the best solution.

- A technical degree or HND, with at least five years of relevant technical experience.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining, and operating a network for Net-Zero.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experiences and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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 it's 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. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact or +44 (0) 1738 342963.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal record and credit check.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.

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Job Benefits:

car/allowance; pension