HVDC Electrical Engineer


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Base Location: Glasgow/Perth/Dublin

Salary: Up to £56,500/Circa €65,500 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time with Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE Renewables has a vision to make renewable energy the foundation of a zero-carbon world. Part of the FTSE-listed SSE plc, our strategy is to drive the transition to a low-carbon future through the world class development, construction and operation of our fleet of wind energy generation sites and flexible hydro. SSE currently have one of the largest development pipelines for Offshore Wind in both the UK and Ireland.


What is the Role

As an HVDC Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible leading and coordinating electrical engineering deliverables for development and construction of offshore wind generation projects within the SSE Renewables business.

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

-Front-end electrical engineering design works associated with HVDC technology and equipment for use in project consenting and financial modelling activities

-Development of electrical package contract documentation including management and preparation of HVDC specifications and key interface requirements

-Writing, reviewing and updating technical specifications for HVDC work packages on offshore wind generation projects

-Coordinating and managing project HVDC engineering works, ensuring correct technical specifications are prepared and applied to offshore wind generation projects

-Review external contractors and consultants specifications, documentation and power system studies for the input to the procurement of long lead equipment to ensure SSE Renewables requirements are achieved.

-Management of 3rd parties for the effective delivery of specific engineering and design works required within the HVDC work package, and for the quality management and verification of their work and outcomes.

-Interpreting project objectives and requirements to develop the most appropriate techno-commercial design solution and technology choice.

-Provide technical expertise into design proposals and solutions

-Represent SSE Renewables at supplier and interface meetings

-Produce high quality technical reports as well as reviewing and commenting on work produced by others internal and external to SSE Renewables.

What do I need?

We are looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer who specialises in HVDC technology. You will have significant knowledge HVDC technology to provide expertise to the HVDC work packages for offshore wind generation projects. You will be a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Engineering Council.

You will have strong technical knowledge and experience of renewable electricity generation including technical knowledge of offshore wind power systems and their operation. You may also be utilised across offshore wind generation electrical work packages as dictated by work load

As an experienced HVDC engineer, you will have working knowledge of appropriate engineering legislation and industry good practice. You will possess excellent report writing skills and an understanding of effective organisation capabilities to deliver quality work to the agreed timescales. You will have a strong understanding of commercial awareness in order to understand implications of engineering activities and decisions.

You will pride yourself on your excellent organisational skills and ability to deliver the highest quality of work within the necessary timescales. You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at various managerial levels within the business and be part of a large electrical engineering team within the SSE Renewables Engineering and Innovation team.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please contact sse.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. Internal candidates, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if its not safe, we don't do it.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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