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Offshore Electrical Systems Manager Full Time

at SSE plc Dundee in Dundee (Published at 01-02-2021)

Base Location: Glasgow, Montrose, Perth

£45,200 - £67,800 depending on skills and experience plus car entitlement and bonus

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

About the Department

SSE Renewables (SSER) is the UK and Ireland's leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future, we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.

Our Renewables Operations teams are responsible for operating our onshore and offshore wind and hydro fleet safely and efficiently. We carry out essential operations and maintenance to maximise asset value in a dynamic energy market.

What is the Role?

Our Offshore Electrical Systems Manager ensures that assets are managed safely and effectively for both routine maintenance and defect resolution activities. Leading the team and managing our HV / LV electrical infrastructure, you?ll be responsible for the following:

  • implementing safe systems of work to ensure our assets are operated in line with safety legislation
  • ensuring robust and consistent maintenance practices are employed to maximise operating efficiency of our wind assets
  • providing embedded focused technical and project management support to ensure the business can meet its goals
  • engaging with multiple stakeholders, both within and out with SSE, to ensure that the offshore business can operate to the highest standards of safety and technical performance
  • identifying key budget submissions for planned and unplanned works and business improvement projects and to deliver any budget submissions within the budget year
  • providing line management responsibility for the team

What do I need?

You?ll bring demonstrable experience and a sound understanding of managing and maintaining HV electrical networks. As you?ll have responsibility for HV / LV transformers, switchgear, cable systems and generators, as well earthing, protection and converter systems, you?ll be competent in discussing the associated technology. You?ll understand and appreciate electrical safety legislation and how to implement it through recognised safe systems of work.

With proven contract and project management skills, you?ll understand the impact of operational activities on profitability and be experienced in interfacing with Joint Venture business partners.

Being degree qualified in a core engineering function or having the ability to demonstrate suitable experience in a similar role, is desirable. A background knowledge of OEM control systems and SCADA is required, and an understanding of IT, telecoms and communications would be advantageous.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch with Andy on [email protected] or 01738 457598. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

If you successfully secure a role with us, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining.

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 it's 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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