Position: Senior Engineer - Electrical Design
Salary: GBP32000 - GBP49000 per annum + + annual bonus
Ref: 522948_1579528829
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 20/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £32,000 - 49,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Enterprise comprises three companies: Contracting, Telecoms and Distributed Energy. SSE Enterprise Utilities is part of the Distributed Energy business of SSE plc. Distributed Energy offers a full range of services which contribute to the development of smart cities and smart places, in both public and private sectors. We finance, own, operate and maintain a broad portfolio, from electrical vehicle (EV) infrastructure, to distributed energy systems including renewable and low-carbon generation, energy storage and heat networks as well as building owning and adopting private HV networks. Were also proud to be at the forefront of using technology to help enable a low-carbon world. This involves providing customers with energy optimisation solutions through intelligent systems and offering platforms and connectivity to enable smart energy infrastructure and demand management services.

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

What is the Role

As a Senior Engineer in Electrical design, you'll work within an exciting, challenging and growing area of the SSE Enterprise business, supporting and undertaking the development of design for Electrical Distribution projects for a variety of customers, in compliance with the relevant legislation and design standards.

You will apply your skills and experience in helping the Engineering Solutions team provide expert advice, first-class innovation and reliable support throughout the Distributed Energy business as well as helping to develop capability within the team.

We will support your personal development as you work to develop innovative engineering solutions to successfully optimise scope, cost, programme and risk for projects, considering health, safety, and the environment throughout.

You will play a crucial role in delivering high quality design standards and supporting the emerging Distributed Energy market, and in doing so, driving business growth.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, you will understand the energy industry and the structure of the SSE Group, SSE Enterprise business, our customers, and our role within the industry. Ideally you will have basic knowledge of UK energy regulation and UK Electricity distribution structure and regulations.

A background in electrical Design, with a broad technical knowledge as well as being a qualified Electrical Engineer (to HNC, degree or equivalent certification level) and preferably a Chartered/Incorporated Engineer, however, this is not essential. A track record in delivering design engineering, ideally through the RIBA Stages requirements and knowledge and experience with engineering legislation and industry good practice is essential and you will be competent to operate within the NERS design submission and approval process.

You'll have experience of working in a design and development environment within the energy industry as well as in working with engineering standards and specifications is preferable.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual, with very effective written and spoken communication skills, confident in making presentations to others combined with a flexible, adaptable approach and a strong ability to work with others.

You will be an exceptional team player, able to work independently, and resourceful in ensuring delivery against agreed deadlines for a wide range of activities. You will have strong planning skills, and ability to manage your time and prioritise effectively.

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

Internal applicants - please notify your line manager of your application.

Our Benefits

Were 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 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.

Closing date for applications is: 04/02/2020

Job Benefits:

+ annual bonus