Power Systems Engineer

Aberdeen City, Belfast, County Dublin, Perth and Kinross, Portsmouth, Reading, Renfrewshire
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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 double our net operational capacity to around 9GW by 2027 and grow our renewable energy output to over 50TWh by 2032.

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

About the Role

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

Salary: Dependant upon experience + 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

We are seeking experienced and highly skilled Power Systems Study Engineers, at various seniority levels, to join our team and contribute to the successful development and operation of our assets. The ideal candidates will have a strong background in power system studies, including dynamic performance analysis, EMT analysis, harmonic studies, and grid code compliance. This role will involve using advanced simulation tools such as PSCAD and DigSilent to ensure the optimal performance and reliability of our Renewables assets.


- Develop and conduct dynamic performance studies and transient Electromagnetic Transient (EMT) analysis for offshore / onshore wind farms using vendor specific wind turbine and HVDC converter models.

- Carry out grid code compliance studies to ensure all offshore wind projects meet relevant regulatory requirements and prepare detailed technical reports and documentation of study results.

- Utilize PSCAD and DigSilent for detailed power system simulations and analysis, including performing harmonic studies to analyse and mitigate potential harmonic issues in the power system.

- Provide technical expertise and guidance on power system issues to project teams and collaborate with other engineers and stakeholders to optimise the design and operation of offshore wind farms.

- Support the commissioning and testing phases of offshore and onshore wind projects and keep to date with the latest industry standards, technologies, and best practices in power systems engineering.

What do I need?

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

-Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field; Master’s degree preferred, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in power systems engineering, with a focus on offshore wind projects.

- Proficiency in PSCAD and DigSilent software for power system simulation and analysis with extensive experience in dynamic performance studies and transient EMT analysis with vendor specific WTG and HVDC converter models.

- Proven experience with grid code compliance studies and regulatory requirements, and a strong background in harmonic studies and mitigation techniques.

- Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

- Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

Join our innovative team and contribute to the advancement of renewable energy, ensuring the delivery of reliable and efficient power systems for sustainable energy solutions.

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 douglas.mcallister@sse.com / 01738 275199

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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