Position: Senior Engineer - Electrical Design
Salary: GBP32700 - GBP49100 per annum + plus Annual Bonus
Ref: 522948_1582023327
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 18/02/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: UK

Salary: £32,700 - £49,100 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

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

About the Department

SSE Enterprise is responsible for providing innovative solutions to build, own, operate and maintain energy and communications infrastructure in the UK and Ireland. Our experience in energy and communications infrastructure means we understand the challenges ahead. We deliver projects on time and budget, helping customers prosper now and in the future.

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.

You will develop HV and LV electrical distribution networks designs, complying with the relevant NERS design guidance, appropriate Network/Systems Operator design standards and industry legislation. You will complete this in a innovative, safe and commercially viable standard against agreed milestones.

You will deliver excellent levels of internal and external customer satisfaction by ensuring a high standard of quality within your engineering projects and deliverables and will confidently engage with customers and stakeholders in order to continuously strive to exceed their expectations.

What do I need?

Deliver excellent levels of internal and external customer satisfaction by ensuring a high standard of quality within your engineering projects and deliverables and will confidently engage with customers and stakeholders in order to continuously strive to exceed their expectations.

Proactively seek out lessons learned from other projects in order to continuously improve, and embed best practice, which you will share with the wider team.

Responsibility for conducting "Peer Reviews" with your colleagues in order to provide a high standard of quality and consistency in design.

A knowledge of the energy industry with a good understanding of the structure of the SSE Group, SSE Enterprise business, our customers, and our role within the industry.

A basic understanding of UK energy regulation & strong understanding of the UK Electricity distribution structure and regulations

Essential Functional / Technical Skills

- Qualified Electrical Engineer - to HNC, degree or equivalent certification level

- Ideally Chartered/Incorporated Engineer

- Background in Electrical Design, with a broad technical knowledge and 5 years minimum experience in a similar role

- Track record in delivering design engineering, ideally through the RIBA Stages requirements

- Knowledge and experience with engineering legislation and industry good practice

- Competent to operate within the NERS design submission and approval process

- Experience of working in a design and development environment within the energy industry is ideal for this role

- Experience in working with engineering standards and specifications is preferable

You will be a highly motivated and self-starting individual, with very effective written and spoken communication skills, confident in making presentations to others

Flexible, adaptable approach and a strong ability to work with others.

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.

You will be a collaborator; someone who can understand others and engage stakeholders in an effective way and driven to develop yourself and others.

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 with myself

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:

plus Annual Bonus