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Base Location: Aberdeen

Salary:Up to £62,405 dependent on experience + car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

The key responsibilities of a Field Protection Engineer are as follows:

- Ensure the Transmission network operates to the highest reliability standards through technical management of connected protection and control systems.

- Help deliver the multi-million pound capital delivery programme on our transmission network, including the commissioning of new protection assets.

- All aspects of field protection work, including commissioning, maintenance, outage management, contractor liaison and budget management.

- You may be required to work away from your base location on occasion due to the diverse nature, and sometime remote locations, of our plant and equipment.

- Participation in a paid out of hours standby rota due to the 24/7/365 nature of operating a high voltage Transmission network.

What do I need?

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

- A qualification in a relevant engineering subject (a minimum HNC level is desirable).

- Existing SAP or High Voltage Switching authorisations, especially at Transmission voltages up to 400kV, are highly advantageous or you may also be working towards this.

- Previous experience and technical knowledge of power systems protection, including installation and commissioning of high voltage plant and apparatus up to 400kV.

- Sound understanding of reading and interpreting protection single line, schematic and block diagrams.

- Experience of carrying out testing and fault-finding on secondary wiring and auxiliary equipment, including the application of logic and settings files on integrated electronic protection devices.

Please note applications will also be considered from engineers with less experience, with a starting salary commensurate with experience levels. Training and development will be provided to ensure progress.

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?

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 Debbie on [email protected] or 01738 342939.

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.


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