Mechanical Engineer - Asset Integrity

Recruiter
SSE
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Nov 2019
Closes
06 Dec 2019
Sectors
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Base Location: Glasgow / Perth

Salary: GBP38,600 - GBP58,000 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.

About the Role

As Mechanical Engineer, you'll be accountable for managing the asset integrity of the wind turbine fleet and assisting the operations teams in operating safe, reliable and profitable wind turbines. To achieve this, you'll be required to undertake and coordinate wind power plant assessments to evaluate the current condition of the assets, identifying actions required to manage any significant risks. The assessments will incorporate physical inspection, review of compliance with standards and legislation, data analysis and collaboration with a multi-discipline engineering team to form a holistic view of the asset.

You'll also be involved in strategic projects around the management of the wind fleet; from wind turbine life extension management, writing design and engineering standards for the SSE Renewables wind turbine fleet, through to serial defect analysis and remedial advice and reporting.

The Mechanical Engineering team also provide wind turbine due diligence and contract specification services to the wind farm development side of the business, and this role may be required to assist with this from time to time.

Skills and Experience

Due to the nature of this role, there are a couple of key requirements that we are looking for, such as;

- You should be a Chartered engineer or have a clear path to becoming Chartered,

- A detailed technical knowledge of wind turbine operation and technology is desirable,

- Experience and knowledge of asset management, managing asset risk and developing asset management strategies,

- Knowledge of wind turbine standards, legislation and industry best practice,

- Strong commercial acumen and a firm grasp of the context and implications of engineering activities and decisions,

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will also be necessary, along with a positive and innovative mind set, a flexible approach and the capacity to deliver high quality work on a consistent basis in a demanding environment.

Although office based, you will be required to travel as and when is required by the work being undertaken, therefore a full valid driving license will be essential.

As part of the role you will be required to climb wind turbines, involving entering confined spaces and working at height.

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. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

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

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 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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