£51,000 - £64,000 depending on skills and experience plus car/cash allowance
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 an opportunity to join our team as Lead Protection Field Unit Engineer. Reporting to Head of Technical Services, you will lead a team of highly skilled Protection Field Engineers for the commissioning and maintenance of high voltage plant, apparatus, protection and control systems up to 400kV, and to help deliver our capital delivery programme on our Transmission and Distribution networks. This is a pivotal role within the business, ensuring we build and maintain the highest standard of network for our customers.
The role will involve resource management, and overall planning and execution of protection works, including; commissioning, maintenance, outage management, contractor liaison and budget adherence. Due to the 24/7 nature of our networks, you will also manage and support out of hours standby activities.
What do I need?
To be considered for the role of Lead Protection Field Unit Engineer you should be qualified in relevant subject at a minimum of HNC level ideally or have demonstrable experience in a similar role.
You will have an in-depth technical knowledge and of current power systems protection and SCADA systems, including installation and commissioning of high voltage plant and apparatus, up to 400kV.
Ideally candidates would have Senior Authorised Person or High Voltage Switching authorisation up to 400kV, or be working towards achieving these.
You should have a strong knowledge of construction health and safety requirements, and have a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do as a key priority.
In addition to the above skills and experience, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our partners;
- Outstanding customer and resource relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high-level service.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external.
- Excellent organisational skills with an ability to work to deadlines.
- Sound knowledge of IT, namely Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook; a flair for picking up new IT systems is a great advantage.
- Enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities.
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Please be aware if you are successful, you’ll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.
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