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Protection Project Engineer


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

Salary: £32,700 - £58,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible working options available

About the Department

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks across the north of Scotland and central southern England. Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, owning and maintaining the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, our licence area extending to over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

We have seen unprecedented growth in renewable generation in the north of Scotland over the previous decade which has triggered significant investment in growing and improving our transmission network. We expect further renewable growth with the associated requirement to continue to develop and grow our network.

What is the Role?

SSE Transmission has a great opportunity for an experienced Power System Protection Engineer to provide technical support to high profile and technically complex projects. This is a fantastic chance to be involved at all stages of projects from development through refinement to delivery and commissioning and handover.

You will be involved with creating outline scheme designs and Key Line Diagrams, developing scopes and specifications for new build substations as well as modification to existing, reviewing contractor/consultants detailed designs and witnessing tests, providing settings for relays and supporting the development of signal lists.

Another key part of this role is to provide support for field teams to ensure quality of installations; evaluating tenders, procuring and managing specialist services from consultants.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role; you will have a degree in electrical engineering or an HND combined with relevant experience. Demonstrable skills in transmission, 132kV AC or above, protection development/design/specification are required for this role. You will have the confidence to technically assess problems and critically assess a range of technical solutions too.

Strong communication skills are key as well as a thorough technical understanding of relevant legislation, including CDM and ESQCR, and the implications of this for transmission network management.

Ideally, candidates should be Chartered Engineers or working towards this. SSEN fully recognises, encourages and supports our engineers in this and their continued professional development.

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 submitting your application please get in touch with -******* (please note applications will not be accepted at this email address). 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.

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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Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Inverness or Aberdeen

Salary: £32,700 - £58,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible working options available

About the Department

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks across the north of Scotland and central southern England. Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, owning and maintaining the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, our licence area extending to over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

We have seen unprecedented growth in renewable generation in the north of Scotland over the previous decade which has triggered significant investment in growing and improving our transmission network. We expect further renewable growth with the associated requirement to continue to develop and grow our network.

What is the Role?

SSE Transmission has a great opportunity for an experienced Power System Protection Engineer to provide technical support to high profile and technically complex projects. This is a fantastic chance to be involved at all stages of projects from development through refinement to delivery and commissioning and handover.

You will be involved with creating outline scheme designs and Key Line Diagrams, developing scopes and specifications for new build substations as well as modification to existing, reviewing contractor/consultants detailed designs and witnessing tests, providing settings for relays and supporting the development of signal lists.

Another key part of this role is to provide support for field teams to ensure quality of installations; evaluating tenders, procuring and managing specialist services from consultants.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role; you will have a degree in electrical engineering or an HND combined with relevant experience. Demonstrable skills in transmission, 132kV AC or above, protection development/design/specification are required for this role. You will have the confidence to technically assess problems and critically assess a range of technical solutions too.

Strong communication skills are key as well as a thorough technical understanding of relevant legislation, including CDM and ESQCR, and the implications of this for transmission network management.

Ideally, candidates should be Chartered Engineers or working towards this. SSEN fully recognises, encourages and supports our engineers in this and their continued professional development.

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 submitting your application please get in touch with -******* (please note applications will not be accepted at this email address). 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.

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

#LI-DM1
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