Trainee Engineer - Engineering & Investment (Electrical)

About us

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across Scotland and Central Southern England. Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks we are keeping our customers’ lives comfortable, warm and well lit, no matter what. Our focus on people helps us understand the needs of the community and deliver the best service possible – no excuses. We’ve worked on our networks for over 70 years to meet the changing needs of our customers. We are ready to meet the challenges ahead. We’re powering our community.

Engineering & Investment

Engineering & Investment are looking for recent Graduates to come into the business and take on an exciting and challenging role looking after the planning and development of our distribution networks in the North of Scotland. Engineering & Investment are responsible for assessing SSEN’s existing network to cater for the growth in renewable generation connections and manage our CAPEX investment programme to ensure that our electricity networks remain fully compliant with the technical and regulatory requirements of our license. You will also gain wide ranging knowledge and experience of the electricity industry by working with other industry bodies, such as the industry regulator OFGEM, the UK Transmission Operator National Grid, and Renewable Developers.

As an Engineering & Investment Engineer you will be responsible for meeting SSEN’s ongoing objectives to continuously improve the safety, security, reliability and capacity of our distribution networks you will identify and specify the works required to optimise the performance and condition of the existing assets and for producing documentation supporting our statutory license conditions. You will also analyse the capability of our networks to accommodate both demand and high volume generation connections, specify innovative technical solutions, and work closely with the design and delivery teams to ensure the network is developed in the most economic, efficient and co-ordinated manner to meet customer requirements.

We're SSE

A number of our employees from different parts of the business and locations across the UK and Ireland offer an overview of what drives us at SSE - from award-winning customer service and generating green energy to giving back to the community.

About You

We invite applicants with an MEng or BEng in Electrical Engineering to apply with a minimum of a 2.2. In addition to your academic qualifications you will have had previous experience in a team environment and will be used to setting and achieving targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges. You should be industrious, highly organised and self-driven with the ability to deliver to tight schedules.

We are looking for candidates who maintain the highest standards, actively promoting SSE's Core Values particularly our Safety value and you should excite us with your creative thinking and ability to innovate.

There are big energy challenges ahead, but with your skills and experience there are just as many opportunities. As one of the UK's largest and fastest growing energy companies, we take great pride in our work. So, if you want to work in an environment passionate about safety, innovation, teamwork and excellence in everything we do, you'll be proud to be part of the Engineering and Investment Team at SSEN.

Starting salary: from £27,133 depending on skills and experience

For us it's not just about being good at what you do - it's about enjoying what you do, too. So we'll encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share your great ideas, and do work that you can be proud of. In return for being your best for our customers, you'll also enjoy a variety of benefits and development opportunities. On top of a competitive salary, you'll enjoy generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband.

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: September 25, 2017
  • Salary: £27,133
  • Minimum Degree: 2:2
  • Type of Degree: Bachelors
  • Location: Perth
  • Region: Scotland - South/Central Belt
  • Type: Graduate Vacancy

Other benefits...

  • Generous holiday allowance – 34 days
  • Pension scheme
  • Share incentive plan
  • Cycle to work
  • Staff energy discount
  • 20% off mobile phone contracts with Vodafone
  • SSE Rewards – early access to tickets at SSE sponsored venues
  • Corporate Perks – 1000s with high street and online retailers including John Lewis, Topshop, Sainsbury’s, Apple, Cinema

Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical

To Apply

Job ID Number: 514165
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