HV Operational Electrical Engineer

County Cork, County Galway, County Limerick
Full time
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SSE plc
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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 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: Flexible Southern Ireland, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Cork, Newcastle West, Galway or Limerick.
Salary: €56,500-€74,000 depending on experience + performance-related bonus + fleet vehicle + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First working options available
Join our Onshore Maintenance Engineering Team in Ireland as a HV Operational Electrical Engineer, managing high and low voltage assets, performing routine maintenance, resolving defects, and supporting operations. Enjoy a mix of practical and strategic work in the renewable energy industry, ensuring safety and effectiveness of our Wind, Solar & Battery sites.
Key accountabilities may include:

- Performing Senior Authorised Person duties and carrying out high-quality maintenance and fault response for electrical assets.

- Providing proactive technical support and resolve urgent electrical issues to maintain grid compliance and system integrity.

- Monitoring plant health, addressing any potential safety or operational risks timely and efficiently.

- Managing contractors effectively, from initial scoping to the completion of works, ensuring all operations adhere to set standards.

- Leading specific projects improving safety, reliability, and design of the electrical systems as required by our operational demands.

What do I need?
To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:
- Strong background in maintenance, operations, or construction related to electricity supply and HV systems.
- Operational experience, preferably within a High Voltage environment as a Senior Authorised Person, or capable of achieving necessary competence swiftly.
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects and contractors with a proven track record of successful delivery.
- Understanding and application of electricity principles and regulatory compliance is essential.
- Ability to work in remote areas so a full driving license is essential, occasionally working at height - for which training will be given.
What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps
All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Andrew on 01738 275847 or andrew.duncan2@sse.com
Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.