Lead Principal Engineer - Plant

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Mining, resources & energy
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About the role

Base Location: Flexible | 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: £74,600 - £112,000 + 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

The Policy and Standards Team are part of the Asset Management and Operations Directorate and are the Design and Technical Engineering Governance function for the Transmission Business. Their purpose is to ensure that suitable engineering guidance and specifications are in place for all Transmission projects and relevant business areas and that the design of the network and the equipment used ensures we operate safely, reliably and in compliance with the relevant legislation.

As the Lead Principal Engineer – Plant, you will;

- Manage the Plant Team including workload and resource planning, recruitment, and line management responsibilities.

- Lead design reviews representing the Design Authority, providing Subject Matter Expert input to design reviews to verify project proposals are fit for purpose and identify any scope changes required.

- Write, maintain and own technical specifications and guidance notes required for your area of expertise (electrical plant or transformers) and review existing specifications and update them based on lessons learnt from projects and to include development of technology. Provide technical guidance and advice to the transmission business for your discipline.

- As part of the Technical Authority, review test plans to ensure that all technology and equipment selected is adequately tested, proven and validated and review proposed suppliers and their factories to confirm their suitability to be approved for use on the transmission network.

- Represent SSEN Transmission at industry body events such as ENA, IEC or CIGRE working groups and attend conferences.

What do I need?

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

- A degree in a relevant Engineering discipline and Chartered Engineer status with a relevant institution.

- Relevant experience in managing a team of subject-matter experts and as a Design and Technical Authority.

- Demonstrable experience on an expert level in the design, construction and installation of either electrical plant or transformers.

- The ability and experience to technically assess issues, problems and/or faults related to electrical plant or transformers alongside an in depth understanding of the technical requirements for operation and maintenance of electrical plant or transformers.

- A detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of national and international standards alongside the capability and experience in writing technical specifications and guidance notes.

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.allan@sse.com / 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.