Contracts Engineer

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Working Differently Available
Location: Berkshire
Categories: Construction, Engineering, Business Development & Sales, Project Management

Location: Slough

Salary: £39,413 – £52,055 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available

Our Role

SSE is a FTSE 100 Company and one of the largest and most diverse energy companies in the UK, with around 10 million customers across our various brands.  Part of the SSE Group, SSE Enterprise Contracting is also one of the UK's leading mechanical and electrical contractors, with an annual turnover of around £500 million and employing in excess of 4,000 staff.  Due to ongoing business growth in line with our long term strategy, we are currently looking to recruit an HV Contracts Engineer to be based from Slough.

In this role you’ll win, plan, organise, control and monitor all types of High Voltage construction and maintenance work both on the SSE Networks HV/LV network and private/3rd party HV networks.  You will do so in accordance with safety and customer requirements, ensuring all works are completed to time and budget by our direct staff and contractors. You will need to propose or verify and confirm scopes of work and prepare accurate quotations for our customer’s consideration.

You will take a lead in promoting business development within the team ensuring a consistent flow of profitable opportunities and actual business.  You will represent SSE Contracting mostly around the Slough area, ensuring all enquires are handled in the appropriate manner and a positive image of the Company is maintained at all times. You should be able to communicate clearly and effectively and should have excellent people management skills and have excellent attention to detail.  A good understanding of both the SSE Network and private 3rd party networks will be necessary to undertake the role, although additional training, if required can be provided.

Your Skills and Experience

 The successful applicant for this role will need to have excellent project management and communication skills, good client and customer relation skills in both electronic and face to face scenarios.  You’ll have the ability to work with engineering teams as well as manage operational teams, be able to apply financial and budgetary controls to maximise profit.

You’ll also be able to identify opportunity and uphold strong SHE standards.  With this in mind, you should have a proven track record of managing a portfolio of projects ranging from £1k to £2m, an electrical background in a contracting environment, experience of managing NEC3 / JCT and clients bespoke contracts, an understanding of technical drawings and a working knowledge of CDM regulations 2015.  An HNC qualification or equivalent in an electrical or mechanical discipline and knowledge of general office applications inclusive of MS Project (or alternative) would be highly desirable.

Our Company

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

SSE Enterprise Contracting is one of the UK's largest Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contractors with a product/service portfolio ranging from M&E LV, HV, Instrumentation, Street Lighting, Facilities Management through to Combined Heat and Power solutions.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is: 25th April 2019

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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