Principal Engineer Subsea Installation

Lead subsea installation engineering role in Stornoway. Permanent position offering £53,100 - £87,670 yearly salary plus benefits. Join a team ensuring safe and compliant transmission projects in Scotland.

Stornoway, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   Hybrid   Full Time   10000+   GBP 53k–88k   24 days ago

About SSE

Company Overview

SSE plc

Perth, Scotland, UK


Business Model

Utilities - Diversified

Generation, transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity and gas.

Electricity and gas supply, and energy infrastructure services.

Locations & Geography

United Kingdom 🇬🇧, Ireland 🇮🇪

Company Culture

Focused on leading in energy transition to a low carbon future.

Supportive with a focus on sustainability and safety.

Offers various growth opportunities and training focused on diversity and inclusion.

Activities & Projects

[800MW onshore wind JV in Ireland](

Net Zero Acceleration Programme with a £12.5bn investment plan to 2026.

Aligned with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, focused on clean energy development.

Career Opportunities

Various roles across energy sector with a focus on clean energy.

Comprehensive benefits including agile working conditions, health insurance, and career development programs.

Contact Information

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The Policy and Standards Team are part of the Asset Management and Operations Directorate and are the Design and Technical Engineering Governance function for the Transmission Business. Their purpose is to ensure that suitable policy and standards are in place for all Transmission projects and business areas and they also ensure that the design of the network and the equipment used ensures we operate safely, reliably and in compliance with the relevant legislation.

As the Subsea Principal Engineer, you will;

  • Write, maintain and own technical specifications and guidance notes required for all subsea HVAC/ HVDC cable and platform installations used on the Transmission network and review existing specifications and update them based on lessons learnt from projects and to include development of technology.
  • As part of the Technical Authority, review installation method statements, risk assessments, etc. in relation subsea cable system installations and subsea platform structures to ensure that all installations are suitable to be approved for use on the transmission network.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expert input to design reviews carried out by the Design Authority and provide specialist input where required and verify project proposals are fit for purpose and identify any scope changes required.
  • Provide technical guidance and advice to the transmission business for new HVAC or HVDC subsea cable and subsea platform installations in relation to maintenance, replacement and repair.
  • Represent SSEN Transmission at industry body events such as ESCA, ICPC, IEC or CIGRE working groups and attend conferences.

What do I need?

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

  • A degree in Marine/Civil Engineering or another relevant engineering discipline and Chartered Engineer status with a relevant institution or working towards chartered status.
  • Demonstrable experience on an expert level in the design, construction and maintenance of subsea cable system and subsea platform installations.
  • The ability and experience to technically assess issues, problems and/or faults related to subsea cable and offshore platform installations alongside an in depth understanding of their technical requirements for operation and maintenance.
  • A detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of national and international standards alongside the capability and experience in writing technical specifications, guidance notes and work instructions for subsea installations.
  • Experience in the management of various stakeholders, e

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About the role

May 02, 2024

Full Time


Oct 30, 2024


GBP 53k–88k

Stornoway, United Kingdom



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