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Renewables - Electrical Engineer- Offshore Wind

Employer
SSE
Location
Aberdeen
Closing date
Mar 29, 2023

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Specialty
Wind Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We areproud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

About the Role

Base Location:Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK sites which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant

Salary:£ Competitive - Dependent Upon experience + Car / Allowance + Performance-Related Bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern:Permanent Full Time | Flexible First options available

SSE Renewables Offshore Engineering have opportunities within our Electrical Engineering Team. We are looking for Electrical Engineers at Engineer and Senior Engineer levels to lead and coordinate all electrical engineering deliverables across development and construction projects within the Offshore Renewables business.

The scope of work covers the whole project lifecycle and includes offshore wind farm electrical system design and operation, HVAC substations, export cable systems, inter-array cable systems, electrical power system studies, wind turbine electrical systems and grid code compliance. If you have experience in one or more of these areas, we are extremely keen to hear from you

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

- Front-end electrical engineering design works, development of electrical contract documentation including management and preparation of substation, turbine, cable systems and electrical balance of plant contracts.

- Coordinating project engineering works and ensuring correct technical specifications are prepared and applied to projects.

- Writing, reviewing and updating technical specifications for electrical balance of plant equipment.

- Review external contractor's and consultant's specifications and documentation for the procurement of long lead plant items and contracts to ensure SSE requirements are achieved.

- Review and interpretation of power systems studies against relevant grid code requirements to ensure all projects are designed and executed demonstrating and proving full compliance.

What do I need?

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

- Experienced Electrical Engineer with specialist knowledge gained from a background preferably working in a renewable electricity generation including technical knowledge of offshore wind power systems and their operation.

- As an experienced engineer, you will have working knowledge of appropriate engineering legislation and industry good practice.

- Excellent report writing skills and an understanding of effective organisation capabilities to deliver quality work to the agreed timescales.

- Strong understanding of commercial awareness to understand implications of engineering activities and decisions.

- Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and ability to deliver the highest quality of work within the necessary timescales.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ' Inclusion & Diversity at SSE ' to find out more.

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 douglas.mcallister@sse.com / 01738275199.

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.

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