Senior Project Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00042189-1
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Cambuslang, Lanarkshire
  • Salary: £47,880 to £59,850
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Project Engineer


Salary starting from £47,880 per annum plus excellent benefits

Overtime and Standby Allowance Available

Closing Date: 15 April 2024

Help us create a better future, quicker

With plans to see SP Energy Networks (SPEN), part of the ScottishPower Group, look to invest over £5bn in transmission projects across our transmission network in central and southern Scotland by 2030, the Protection, Control and Monitoring  team will play a key role in supporting SPEN to work at pace to deliver the transmission network that is required to support ambitions Scottish and UK Government 2030 targets.

A Senior Project Engineer within Protection, Control and Monitoring ensures the safe and timely delivery of the department work programmes incl. Major Project Installations and Commissioning, Protection Maintenance, Fault investigation/repair and Defect Management.

They take a lead in the statutory obligations of the department by developing solutions and work programmes to carry out repairs and improvements whilst continually maximise productivity through monitoring of work processes and output. Their expertise enables them to understand and be able to work on the full suite and vintage of protection and control systems on the SPT network and the consequent protection interfaces with other power system boundaries.

Furthermore, a Senior Project Engineer assists in the development and education of trainees and continuously develops their own knowledge and experience in all areas of business procedures, system operation, and new technologies for example in Digital Substation Technology.

What you'll be doing

You will be predominantly site based, in an Operational Environment, alongside colleagues and contractors to instal and maintain protection and control systems on SPENs High Voltage network. This will be hands on and involve completing commissioning  and/or acceptance testing of new assets.

As a Senior Project Engineer, you will also be:

  • Communicating openly (formally and informally) with the Transmission Operations team.

  • Maintaining strong working relationships with all departmental interfaces.

  • Promoting safety and ensuring that all relevant safety legislation and policy is adhered to.

  • Managing customer service to exceed expectations.

  • Interfacing with the OCC to optimise system performance.

  • Coaching and mentoring trainees.

  • Contribute as an effective member of the Transmission Operations management team.

  • Assist in the development and delivery of robust transmission operational training plans.

  • Making balanced decisions by considering all available information, consulting with others and anticipate/recognise possible outcomes.

  • Management of risk control framework and formulation of risk management strategy.

  • Identifying personal resource requirements and feedback into the resource capacity planning.

  • Interfacing with stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure effective time management and availability.

What you'll bring

To be successful, you will have:

  • Engineering qualification (BSc/BEng) leading to Chartered Eng status 

  • Computer literacy (Microsoft packages, etc)

  • Current full UK driving licence

  • Previous experience of operational work within a DNO/TNO or relevant experience within a similar company/sector

  • Existing knowledge of Power Systems Protection and Control Commissioning and maintenance practices

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 Incentive Plan and Sharesave Scheme 

  • Payroll giving and charity matched funding  

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

  • Count us in - pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change 

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

  • Cycle to Work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

  • Options to purchase dental insurance, private medical insurance, health cash plan and annual health assessments 

  • Life Assurance (4x salary) 

  • Access to nudge' financial wellbeing support 

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



Why SP Energy Networks 

SP Energy Networks is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. We keep electricity flowing to homes and businesses through Central and Southern Scotland, North Wales and in the North West of England. We operate over 4000km of cables and lines that make-up the transmission network - connecting infrastructure like wind farms into the electricity system. It's a role that puts us right at the heart of Scotland's ambition to be Net Zero by 2044. And we're taking it very seriously. We're investing £5.5 billion into our transmission network, directly supporting the rapid growth needed in renewable energy. 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. 

We are 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 .