Position: Project Engineer
Salary: GBP40201 - GBP53096 per annum + + car/cash allowance
Ref: 522854_1576158906
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 12/12/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth / Inverness

Salary: £40,201 - £53,096 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week.

What is the Role?

This role is specifically for the Resilience as a Service (Raas) Project, which has been successfully funded from the Ofgem Network Innovation Competition. The Resilience as a Service (RaaS) project aims to maintain and improve reliability, particularly for remote and isolated networks, while avoiding carbon intensive standby generation. The project will develop a market-based solution for resilience to provide customers with a low carbon, cost effective and secure electricity supply.

This is a collaborative project, to be delivered with input from project partners EON and Costain. The overall value of the RaaS project is approximately £11m.

In this role, you'll provide expert technical support to the Network Innovation Competition (NIC) based on engineering knowledge to support the development of innovative solutions and provide technical guidance to project objectives including network operation, performance & monitoring.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you will hold an engineering qualification (HNC minimum) and understand how the UK industry operates, is regulated and how SSEN fits into it. You'll have an understanding of SSENs Networks business and an awareness of regulatory framework licence obligations. Furthermore, you'll have awareness of the smart solutions and new technologies that can be deployed on the distribution network in relation to current impacts that the connection of distributed energy has on SSENs distribution and transmission licences.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills will be required along with the ability to influence others. The ability to solve complex technical problems and develop structured risk-based solutions to address issues is key. You'll be resilient under pressure and have a flexible and pragmatic attitude in the work environment.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE. For this role you must have a full, current driving license.

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with 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.

Job Benefits:

+ car/cash allowance