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Offshore Wind Senior Authorised Person

SSE plc

Location: Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire, Angus Council, Angus Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Belfast, Berkshire, Cardiff, Derry, Dorset, Dundee City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire, Edinburgh, England, England, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Isle of Wight, Medway, Merseyside, Moray, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Newport, Rhode Island, Norfolk, North Lincolnshire, Northern Ireland, Orkney, Oxfordshire, Perth and Kinross, Portsmouth, Reading, Renfrewshire, Shetland Islands, Shetland Islands, Somerset, South Ayrshire Council, South Lanarkshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Surrey, Surrey, Swindon, Tyne and Wear, Tyne and Wear, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Wiltshire

Job Type: Full time


SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving 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 are proud 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.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm - Mobilisation from Port of Montrose, Scotland

Salary: £49,559-£56,757 depending on experience + annual bonus + (SOV) shift allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | 14/14 Offshore Shift Pattern

What is the Role:

Seagreen is a £3bn offshore development owned by SSE Renewables and joint venture partner, Total. Once complete, the project will be largest offshore wind farm in Scotland. Situated over 27km from the Angus coastline at its closest point, the project will be capable of powering up to 1 million homes each year with low carbon, renewable electricity. This role is based within SSE Renewables Offshore Asset Management team, who look after Seagreen’s day to day operations and long term asset integrity.

As a Senior Authorised Person (SAP), you’ll be responsible for operation and provision of safety on the high voltage system under the SSE Operational Safety Rules. This will be for routine and planned preventative maintenance work, system operations, and fault response scenarios. In addition, your technical knowledge will help to manage the integrity of High Voltage operational assets, where failure would have a major impact on safety, environmental, and commercial operation of the business. This role will be primarily based on the Seagreen windfarm’s 66kV power system, however you’ll also be involved in all electrical aspects of Seagreen Windfarm’s operation.

This will be a dynamic role interfacing with Seagreen Control room, Turbine OEM, and multiple stakeholders within SSE. You will be in charge of coordinating planned & reactive maintenance along with fault-finding activities as required. Working closely with other members of the Offshore Asset Management Engineering and Operations teams, you’ll develop operational procedures and working practices, ensuring safe and effective management of the assets. You’ll also support the development and application of relevant engineering standards, and undertake engineering reviews to ensure assets comply with legislation and standards.

The role is based Offshore, so you’ll be required to spend extended periods of time aboard Seagreen’s Service and Operations vessel, and on other SSE offshore sites from time to time. The role is shift based on a two week on two week off rolling pattern throughout the year, for which an allowance will be paid.

What do I need?

We are ideally looking for someone who holds a minimum qualification of HNC in Electrical Engineering, or has equivalent experience in an electrical power systems environment, and holding High Voltage Senior Authorisations (SAP).

Due to the specialist nature of this role, we would like to hear from candidates with the following experience:

- Senior Authorised Person (SAP) to a minimum of 33KV or higher, or advanced and clearly demonstrable experience of working towards qualification.

- Good technical knowledge and experience within electrical generation and/or power systems.

- Experience of asset integrity and maintenance on high voltage systems.

- A solid understanding of HV plant operation and appropriate risk controls.

- Working knowledge of appropriate engineering legislation and industry good practice.

In addition to this, you must be conversant in the use of SCADA and protection systems for high voltage power systems.

Full GWO offshore training is required for this role and will be provided if necessary.

It is also essential that you have a full, valid UK driving license.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and we will 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 Andy on / 01738 275847.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.




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