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Telecoms Design Engineer

SSE plc

Location: Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire, Angus Council, Angus Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Dundee City Council, Edinburgh, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Moray, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Shetland Islands, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire Council, South Lanarkshire

Job Type: Full time


About the role

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

Salary: £Competitive + car / car allowance + performance related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

SSEN Transmission Technical Services have a requirement for a Telecoms Design Engineer to support the development and delivery of complex technical network construction and upgrade projects. Telecoms solutions are critical to the safe and successful operation of the electricity system and it is therefore imperative that those solutions are designed against robust technical standards, specifications and are aligned with the overall telecoms strategy for the business. Reporting to the Telecoms Services Manager, the role of the team is to ensure this happens, of which the Telecoms Design Engineer will be a valued member.

- Construct technical designs required for telecommunication services between substations and other mission critical SSEN Transmission sites.

- Working collaboratively with other specialists within the Transmission business, ensure that all Telecommunications designs and equipment types are validated prior to project progression and implementation.

- Assist the Technical Authority to verify that projects are provided with proposals for communication infrastructure, that are fit for purpose to ensure the network is adequately managed in accordance with legislation, grid code and specifications.

- Review and write technical specifications to ensure they remain current and available on SSEN Transmission document libraries and management systems.

- Provide technical consultancy services across the SSEN Transmission business and have a willingness to contribute in meetings and other technical forums to share your expert knowledge.

What do I need?

- A degree in Telecommunications Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline, although equivalent level experience will be considered.

- Demonstrable experience in design, testing and specification of telecommunication equipment including fibre and radio based technologies and equipment. Knowledge of fibre installation, MPLS and SDH/PDH is crucial. Be comfortable to technically assess issues and critically assess a range of proposed technical solutions.

- Knowledge and understanding of a range of telecommunication related International Standards. Knowledge of network timing dissemination and associated clock sources would be an asset.

- Excellent communication skills allowing you to communicate at all levels on a range of technical subjects. This includes the ability to form structured and reasoned justification in your guidance and support to others, along with the ability to write clear and well-structured technical documentation.

- A sound and demonstrable knowledge of the UK electricity transmission system and the critical requirements for associated telecommunications services.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 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 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Iona on / 01738 344049.

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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