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3 months ago
SSE UK
Location: Glasgow
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Site Engineering / Management Jobs
Base Location: Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary: £Competitive depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible working options 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?

SSE Transmission has a great opportunity for an experienced OHL Project Engineer to provide OHL technical support to a variety of projects from conception through to completion.

This is a unique opportunity to work with a project portfolio which includes a mixture of innovative development and delivery projects. The projects will contribute to reinforcing and expanding SHE Transmission's network to continue to serve its customers and facilitate additional renewable generation and a transition to net zero

The OHL Project Engineer will be responsible for undertaking design assessments on network reinforcement options including new build and refurbishment OHLs; reviewing contractor/consultants detailed designs and witnessing FATs. You should have demonstrable experience of routing and design of transmission lines using PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, and PLS -TOWER.

This role gives you the chance to work with a diverse range of teams within the Transmission business, such as Project Management, System Planning, Operations, Procurement etc to ensure that thorough engineering practise and innovation are incorporated into designs currently being developed as part of our £2.2 billion RIIO-T2 plan.

For more information on our RII0-T2 plan, please have a look at this link: javascript:void(0);

What do I need?

The OHL Project Engineer must have a degree in an Engineering discipline or HND or equivalent experience in a similar role. You will have strong knowledge of the technical functions and engineering processes in Transmission along with an appreciation of legal and regulatory obligations. Thorough understanding of legislation and the implications for the Transmission network management for both Assets and Projects, including CDM and ESQCR is required.

Knowledge of following overhead line activities is essential to be considered:

- Overhead line Plan and profile drawings

- Basic Understanding on selection of various overhead line components

- Overhead line Wire clearance, Tower and fittings drawings

- An appreciation of the factors impacting load and strength on an OHL.

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. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch - Debbie.mcmillan@sse.com. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company’s verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check

Internal candidates, please notify your line manager of your application.

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.

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