Position: Technology Engineer
Salary: GBP38600 - GBP58000 per annum
Ref: 523080_1580129817
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 27/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Glasgow

Salary: £38,600 to £58,000 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

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

About the Department

SSE Renewables (SSER) is the UK and Irelands leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.

The Role

Within SSER, the Engineering & Innovation Centre of Excellence plays a significant role in the delivery of SSE's multi £billion investment programme and operation of 4GW of Renewable generation capacity. We provide expertise across a wide range of engineering and technical disciplines to ensure best practice project delivery and asset management whilst achieving a competitive advantage through value engineering and innovation.

Reporting to the Technology Manager, the Technology Engineer has responsibility to:

-Provide technical input to conceptual stage feasibility studies, business opportunity assessments and technology reviews;

-Identify problems and opportunities that can be addressed through the application of technology to improve the competitiveness of SSERs projects and operational assets;

-Establish excellent working relations with other departments at all levels within SSER to enable effective collaboration;

-Deliver on commitments;

-Scope, co-ordinate and deliver benefit from joint industry projects, R&D projects and academic and industrial engagement;

-Deliver future value by initiating, leading, and/ or delivering early stage projects with internal and external stakeholders;

-Read the energy contest to track technology and market trends which offer future value opportunities or risk of disruption to SSERs portfolio of assets.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

-Experience of evaluating technical concepts and proposals;

-Experience in activities relating to technology development and deployment;

-Strong technical capabilities in a discipline of relevance to the offshore wind industry;

-Capability to build and maintain strong working relationships;

-A strong understanding of the commercial context and implications of engineering decisions and activities;

-Confidence in dealing with the significant ambiguity and uncertainty inherent in early stage concepts and projects;

-The ability to identify inherent assumptions, test and challenge their validity;

-Experience of managing projects.

You may also have:

-Previous experience in the renewable energy sector;

-Understanding of energy markets and ancillary services.

This role will provide the successful candidate with a fantastic opportunity for progression and advancement within their skill set, so we are looking for someone who is driven and motivated towards taking the next step in their career as a Technology Engineer.

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.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates.

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 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.