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Lead Engineer


Glasgow, Glasgow, GB

Facility:  SPD-Scottish Power HQ



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.


Lead Engineer (Switchgear)      
Location: ScottishPower HQ, Glasgow. G2 5AD
Salary from £49,992
Flexible Working Pattern 
Closing Date: Friday 7th April 2023



Help us create a better future, quicker
At ScottishPower we know that our people are our strongest asset, so we’re always looking for individuals whose energy, intelligence and passion can help us reach our goals.


At the heart of all business visions and activities are the people whose individual efforts and performance make it happen. We encourage our people to be proud of where they work, to share their ideas and to own their careers. We promote a safe working environment and push people to shape and progress their careers so that we grow our talent within the company.

What you’ll be doing
The Lead Engineer role sits within Engineering Design and Standards in the Process and Technology Directorate.  


As Lead Engineer, your focus is to provide SP Energy Network’s Transmission and Distribution licenses with support, technical support and steer to senior management, peers and other operational units for your area of your specialism. You will lead the development and implementation of equipment specifications for transformers to ensure legal & licence compliance. 


Performing all duties with a strong emphasis on health, safety, quality and environmental matters, you will be required to support, develop and implement policies and strategies in accordance with best practice to ensure effective management of the asset base consistent with legal and licence requirements.


As you will lead the development of engineering strategies, including equipment specifications, plant assessment, approvals and contract engineering with the full engagement and consultation of relevant stakeholders, you will be required to maintain an awareness of the advances in technology, equipment and best practice and steer sustainable, innovative solutions across the Iberdrola Group, participating and leading as required, within Iberdrola global working groups and best practice forums.


Actively engaging with T&D plant and equipment suppliers through engineering specification development, tendering processes and the approval of system assets whilst leading communication with wider business stakeholders on the introduction of new plant and processes, you will represent SP Energy Networks interests at external national and industry bodies such as ENA, National Grid, BSI, CIGRE and the IET.


Travelling to other locations, including abroad, engaging with key stakeholders and suppliers is required within this post.


What you’ll bring
With experience gained in an operational, technical and/or commercial engineering role which has been combined with switchgear at all voltage levels across T&D, focussing on HVDC, network design philosophy and policy, you will display your expertise within T&D Network operations, safety rules, equipment standards, specifications and failure investigation and reporting.


Skilled in asset management techniques, practices and policy, legal, licence obligations and purchasing policy, you will display your ability to communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences, verbally and in writing to devise solutions to complex problems and challenges.


Educated to degree/HND/HNC (or equivalent) in an Engineering discipline supported by experience in an operational, technical or commercial engineering role, you will possess knowledge of Health & Safety requirements, compliance and computer literacy within Microsoft Office suite and SAP.


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

Mobility Information


Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country.  If/when required, the Company will support the employee with the necessary Immigration requirements.



Inclusion and diversity fosters innovation and creativity and brings us closer to the communities we serve. At ScottishPower, we want to attract and hire diverse talent whilst developing a workplace that is supportive and open to everyone.

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