SCADA Field Engineer

Posted 21 June by SSE PLC
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Salary icon £49,559 - £56,757 per annum
Location icon Scotland , United Kingdom

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SCADA Field Engineer

  • 549558
  • Closing at: Jul 12 2024 at 10:45 BST

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible Scotland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN offices or depots around the UK this includes but is not limited to Glasgow, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and Peterhead.

Salary: £49,559 - £56,757 + car /car allowance + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

The Real-Time Systems Delivery (RTSD) Team is responsible for the project delivery, design, installation, testing and commissioning of Industrial Control Systems, Operational Communications and SCADA field systems that SHEPD use to operate our primary and secondary assets across multiple locations across the Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) licensed area.

As a SCADA Field Engineer you will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of Operational Technology equipment to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of the SCADA network. You will work closely with Design Engineers, Project Managers and internal and external stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of projects to SHEPD standards.

Your key responsibilities will be:

- Deliver Operational Communication and SCADA systems that monitor and control SHEPD's primary and secondary assets.

- Configure, test, commission and manage Remote Terminal Units (RTU's) and other intelligent electronic devices to implement functional logic.

- Configure, test, commission and manage communication devices, to ensure remote connectivity to the Distribution Control Centre.

- Collaborate with Design Engineers to review internal technical documentation, including ownership of site commissioning documentation.

- Provide technical support to the broader business and key stakeholders.

- A good understanding of Operational Safety Rules and setting to work practices.

What do I need?

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

- An HNC in a relevant engineering discipline or working in a similar role with proven experience and recognised in-house qualifications.

- Experience configuring and commissioning SCADA systems, RTUs and network communication devices would be beneficial.

- Experience of communications protocols and operational communication methods.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate diligence and prioritise tasks.

- Technically minded with fault finding and problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

- Flexibility is essential as you will be required to work on a standby rota to respond to incidents outwith normal working hours and weekends.

- The role requires travel to substations, remote sites and other SSE offices, so a full driving license is essential.

We would love to hear from you if you are a SCADA Field Engineer or experienced in a similar technical role looking for a challenging and rewarding role in the Electricity utilities sector. Development may be offered to a suitable candidate with transferrable skills.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net-zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we're looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You'll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. You'll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net-zero, so team work will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger – an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact   / .

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.




Reference: 52908810

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