Position: Protection Field Engineer
Salary: Car/Cash Allowance
Ref: 522241_1579858340
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 24/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth or Dundee

Salary: up to £59,538 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week with flexible working patterns available

About the Department

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.

What is the Role?

As a Field Unit Protection Engineer, you will join a team of highly skilled colleagues to help deliver our capital delivery programme on our transmission and distribution networks. This is a pivotal role within the business, ensuring we build and maintain the highest standard of network for our customers.

You can expect to get involved in all aspects of field protection work, including; commissioning, maintenance, outage management, contractor liaison and budget adherence. Due to the 24/7 nature of our networks, you may be required to work away from your base location on occasion and assist in a variety of ad hoc activities.

What do I need?

Qualified in a relevant subject or with equivalent skills and experience, you should have demonstrable experience and technical knowledge of power systems protection, including installation and commissioning of high voltage plant and apparatus up to 400kV, although training for suitable candidates would be considered. It would be highly advantageous if you have existing SAP or High Voltage Switching authorisations up to 400kV or are working towards this.

You will preferably have an understanding of reading and interpreting protection single line, schematic and block diagrams and will have previously carried out testing and fault-finding on secondary wiring and auxiliary equipment, including the application of logic and settings files on integrated electronic protection devices. You should also be familiar with construction health and safety requirements and have a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do.

As an excellent communicator (both written and verbally) you will be comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels (internal and external), allowing you to build strong relationships to provide a high-level service at all times. With thorough organisational skills and an ability to work to deadlines, you should also have a sound knowledge of IT, namely Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook; a flair for picking up new IT systems would be a great advantage.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

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

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 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.

Job Benefits:

Car/Cash Allowance