Wind Turbine Generator Commissioning Engineer

Glasgow, City of Glasgow
£32900 - £49300/annum
Jan 18, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
Wind Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
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About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK | We're proud to offer a approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around the UK.

Salary: £32,900-£49,300 + car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Offshore | options available

As Wind Turbine Generator Commissioning Engineer you will be responsible for the day to day reporting of commissioning activities for the Electrical & Mechanical systems within the Turbine both on and offshore at the assembly/construction sites following through to offshore Pre and Post Energisation checks and High Voltage switching activities, whilst supporting the commissioning team in the handover of assets to the Operations & Maintenance team. The key aspect of your role will be engagement with the project team and contractor to ensure systems are commissioned and energised safely, on time and to Company standards.

Supporting onshore and offshore commissioning of the Turbine and Transition Piece at the pre-assembly yards as part of our portfolio of Dogger Bank Assets.
Assisting with site activities to ensure safe, full and effective use is always made of resources and construction of the project(s) is achieved within budget and in accordance with Company and/or client policies and procedures.
Attending multiple site locations supporting the activities to ensure commissioning procedures are followed and are completed, signed and verified in conjunction with project procedures and documentation.
Review of documentation, punch-list items and resolving any issues using Company project completions system. What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

Experience working within an electrical engineering environment on low voltage and high voltage plant and apparatus such as, HV Cables, 66kV Switchgear, Systems within the Turbine and SCADA
Knowledge and understanding of offshore construction, commissioning and/or operations in UK. Knowledge of wind turbine technology together with grid connection transmission system is highly beneficial.
A relevant technical education or apprenticeship, preferably within Electrical Engineering or similar, experience as Authorised Person to at least 66KV, WTSR or Operational Safety Rules is preferred.
Ability to thrive on coordinating commissioning activities and managing the associated tasks.
Personal drive and a robust sense of quality and professionalism, sharing SSE Values, Vision and Goals, including our Safety Family.Your location can be flexible within the UK. Regular travel within the UK & Ireland and Offshore will be required based on Project requirements, sometimes at short notice.

About our Business

is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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 for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.