Lead Engineer- Electrical

  • Job Reference: 00043850-1
  • Date Posted: 5 June 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £65,600 to £82,000
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title Lead Engineer- Electrical 

Location Glasgow 

Salary from £65,600, bonus up to 20%, family health cover and car allowance 

Flexible Working Pattern 


Help us create a better future, quicker 

The role of Lead Project Engineer (Electrical) reports to the UK  Head of Technical Services and sits within Global Services Operations Electrical  Engineering team. The role focusses on providing electrical engineering support to Iberdrola Renewables Business Units (Iberia, International, UK ), on electrical matters relating to operational generating assets. 

You will be the lead electrical technical expert within a team of engineers responsible for the resolution of complex technical issues affecting the global generation fleet ( 14,000MW), including battery storage, PV plants and  wind turbines . You will lead the delivery of engineering advice to the business, to manage and resolve electrical problems. 

Developing and maintaining an effective relationship between the UK onshore and offshore Operations Business and Global Technical Services will be key to this role. 


What you'll be doing 

  • Lead a small team of Senior Electrical engineers to provide expert support to the global renewables business (UK, Spain, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, France, Australia, Greece, etc.) for the operational portfolio of onshore and offshore wind turbines, solar plants, battery energy storage systems, Report to the UK Head of Technical Services and Iberdrola's Global Technical Services of key projects 

  • Lead technical decision making relating to asset modifications to ensure safety, reliability and improved performance whilst minimising risk 

  • Lead root cause investigations of  electrical component failures and develop  robust technical solutions across a range of  assets including transformer, switchgear, generators, and converters/inverters.  

  • Effectively manage the team to ensure sound engineering support to O&M, prioritising team workload and setting technical direction 

  • Proactively lead the analysis and investigations of electrical problems relating to wind turbines   (onshore and offshore) , solar sites and Battery Energy Storage systems to support optimal operation 

  • Analyse and modify electrical equipment maintenance plans and provide technical support to the O&M for electrical equipment. 

  • Technical evaluation   of the potential acquisitions (operational  wind farms or photovoltaic plant) s in operation. 

  • Create technical specifications of electrical equipment (transformers, generators, switchgear  etc.) and   operational asset procedures to manage risk and minimise failure recurrence 

  • On behalf of ScottishPower Renewables, lead engagement with OEMs to manage technical risks and overall performance of generating assets. 


What you'll bring 

  • Degree qualification in Electrical Engineering or equivalent engineering degree. 

  • Ability to analyse technical problems of electrical components, providing creative solutions when required. 

  • Applied experience of British and IEC electrical standards and regulations 

  • Significant experience (+5years)  of Renewables / Power Generation industry, in particular experience of wind turbine LV systems 

  • Significant experience of managing electrical engineering issues in wind turbines 


What's in it for you 

As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we'll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%. 

At ScottishPower, we believe it's the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family's wellbeing, save for your future and take personal steps for climate action - our benefits are designed to help you do just that - so that you have everything you need to take care of your world - today and tomorrow. That's why our benefits include: 

  • 36 days annual leave 

  • Holiday Purchase - perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave 

  • Share Schemes 

  • Payroll Giving and Charity Matched Funding 

  • Technology Vouchers - save more and spread the cost of your technology purchases 

  • Electric Vehicle Schemes - to help you transition to green/clean driving 

  • Cycle to Work scheme and Public Transport Season Ticket Loans 

  • Healthcare benefit options including: Dental Insurance, Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan and annual Health Assessments 

  • Life Assurance (4x salary) 

  • Access to Savesmart financial wellbeing support 

  • Plus shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more 


Why ScottishPower 

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. With a commitment to generate all of our energy from renewable resources and a drive to create the energy infrastructure of the future, we're at the forefront of the journey to Net Zero and investing over £6m every working day to make this happen. With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation. 

Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you'll fit right in. 

ScottishPower is committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to careers scottishpower.com . 


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