Senior HVDC Cable Engineer

Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
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Senior HVDC Cable Engineer

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Inverness, Perth or Aberdeen.

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 + car / car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

As part of SSEN Transmission Pathway to 2030 programme of works, we are looking for a Senior HVDC Cable Engineer to join our HVDC Project Engineering team to help drive forward our projects and who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us grow our teams to successfully deliver a network for Net Zero.

Many of the Pathway to 2030 projects are new HVDC projects which incorporate HVDC cable systems in both marine and terrestrial environments with interface at landfall locations. The Senior HVDC Cable Engineer is a key person in driving technical excellence, quality of installation, best practice, and resolution to design risks/ technical issues. You’ll play a key part in delivering Net Zero.

The role has the following key responsibilities:

- Support project Front End Engineering Design (FEED) activities such as options assessment, cable route development, landfall selection and risk assessment. This includes interdisciplinary working alongside various teams including environmental and land consenting, geotechnical, civil and offshore installation engineers.

- As a key member of Designer and Principal Designer teams, promote the safety-in-design ethos and discharge these CDM duties on behalf of SSE Transmission. Identification and management of geotechnical risk. Reduce risk (technical, quality, health, and safety) to the point of elimination or as low as is reasonably practicable. This includes risk identification, assessment, mitigation, communication and record keeping.

- Inform the HVDC cable system requirements for Engineering and Construction Contracts (ECCs) and supporting the tender review process as part of the technical team.

- Review and acceptance of Contractor engineering and design deliverables for compliance with Employer's requirements and legislation, including defect and change management. Supervise installation and commissioning works for compliance with Employer's requirements and legislation.

- Support and mentor junior engineers, ensuring they are adequately supported throughout traineeship.

What do I need?

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

- Qualification of minimum BEng/BSc qualification level in a relevant engineering discipline.

- Technical knowledge and experience in holding key technical position(s) during development and delivery of a HVDC or HVAC transmission cable project.

- Work experience and understanding of ECC contracts and CDM regulations; particularly with respect to roles of Supervisor and Principal Designer.

- Competent awareness and working knowledge of relevant industry standards, specifications and recommendations.

- Excellent communication, time-management, and organisational skills.

- Experience and enthusiasm for giving mentorship/guidance to junior engineers and building technical excellence within the team and wider business.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all – we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

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 Stephanie at or 01738 342963.

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.