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PAC Integration Assurance Engineer

Perth, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom, £ 47600 - 71600 Per Year car /car allowance + performance-related bonus, Permanent


About the role

Base Location: Perth

Salary: £47,600 - £71,600 + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

The Policy & Standards team within SSEN Transmission provides clear technical governance, input and design review for Projects, Transmission Planning, Operations and Asset Management.  This team is the single point of contact for technical decisions, and to ensure independence is separated from the Project Delivery function.

Reflecting the level of reliability required on the network, this team is required to cover all critical areas of expertise for effective operation of the SSEN Transmission network, in accordance with governing requirements such as the Grid Code and SQSS. 

The key responsibilities of the PAC (Protection Automation and Control) Integration Assurance Engineer are:

- Provide standardised test plans and routines for new Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED)s and configurations for use by Technical Services and Commissioning personnel”.

- Manage and maintain the digital libraries and standard configurations using appropriate System Configuration Tools.  

- Support assessment of new IEDs against SSEN Transmission specifications alongside PAC IED assurance engineer, UK and international standards.  Creation and testing of configurations to suit SSEN Transmission standard applications.

- Maintain approved PAC equipment register, support configurations, and manage the in progress Technical Assurance activity alongside PAC assurance engineer.

- Provide training material/programme for new IEDs and configurations for roll-out with Technical Services and Project Engineering.

- Assist the PAC Technical Authorities (TA) in various national and international working groups and assessments (ENA, IEC, CIGRE).

What do I need?

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

- Proven Knowledge of IEC 61850 / DNP3 and other communication protocols and standards.

- Knowledge of operation & configuration of PLCs/RTUs/HMIs, data networking equipment (design, configuration and troubleshooting).

- Proven knowledge and application of Zenon Copa data or equivalent HMI. (Gateways etc)

- Proven knowledge of Networking and timing, e.g. parallel redundance protocol, basic networking knowledge IP networks etc.

- Preferably knowledge of the following; Siemens DIGSI, Hitachi PCM600, Helinks STS or System Configuration tool for 61850 e.g calcatec alternative, Omicron Station Scout.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

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 iona.allan@sse.com / 01738 344049.

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.


Job Details

Full Time
Perth, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
£ 47600 - 71600 Per Year, car /car allowance + performance-related bonus