Careers at SSEN Transmission

We're on a mission to upgrade the network in the north of Scotland to bring cleaner energy to homes and businesses across the country. 

Joining SSEN Transmission is an opportunity to build a rewarding career. With hundreds of jobs available over the next 12 months, join us and help power change.

Why SSEN Transmission?

We're creating hundreds of new green jobs to deliver a just transition to net zero through our pipeline of innovative projects, with a wide range of roles available across the country.

At SSEN Transmission, we’re striving for excellence. With award winning teams across the business and huge opportunities to progress in your career - there's never been a more exciting time to join us on our mission to deliver a network for net zero! 

Building a better world

As the electricity transmission owner for the north of Scotland, SSEN Transmission has a crucial role to play in delivering energy security and net zero targets for Scotland and the UK by developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

SSEN Transmission’s projects will play a critical role in enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy by establishing the necessary transmission infrastructure to transport renewable energy from the north of Scotland to demand centres across the country. These projects will help to unlock the vast potential of the north of Scotland to meet the UK and Scottish Government's 2030 targets enhancing grid capacity and playing a vital role in ensuring the country's future energy security. This will enable home-grown and affordable energy to reach and power homes across the country.


Putting safety at the heart of what we do

We’re leading the charge when it comes to developing a network for net zero, and we can only do so by having safety as our number one value. We focus on ensuring that our people are healthy and happy at work, and that we have no injuries or serious environmental incidents on our sector-leading sites.

We're all part of the SSE Safety Family. Whether we're an employee, contractor, agency worker, supplier, stakeholder or part of our communities, everyone is empowered to use our safety licence. If it's not safe, we don't do it.

No Wrong Path

To reach net zero by 2050, we’re acting now. And we need bright talent, fresh ideas, and people who want to make a difference to help power the change. Sound like you? Kickstart your career and explore opportunities here!

SSEN Transmission has signed up to The 5% Club and aspire to have at least 5% of all employees across the business in ‘earn as you learn’ roles, from apprenticeships to graduate placements. 

Get your career off to a brilliant start with one of our Early Careers Programmes. They’re open to you if you’re about to leave school, have recently graduated, or are already in work but looking for your next challenge.

You’ll gain a solid grounding in the energy industry and develop valuable skills in a friendly, supportive working environment. Plus, you’ll benefit from excellent opportunities to progress your career.

All while building a world that’s more sustainable and inclusive, for you, your family and community, and for generations to come.

Hear some of our Career Progression Stories here!


Life at Transmission

Our people make transmission, we are proud that our people’s ambitions are centred around building a strong sense of community and a workplace where everyone can be themselves in a healthy, happy and safe environment.

  • Employee Benefits

    At SSE, over 12,000 people give their best every day to build a better world of energy. Our flexible benefits package is our way of saying thanks. It’s designed to support the important things in life, like family commitments, wellbeing, and work/life balance.

  • Inclusion & Diversity

    Innovative solutions to climate change require diverse perspectives, different experiences and new skills to help us reach net zero. Our culture encourages everyone to be themselves – no matter what your background is.

  • Women in Power

    We know that the best way to get to our Net Zero target is to make sure that we attract the best people. We need different perspectives. People from all walks of life. We are working to close the gender gap for good. Can you help us get there?

Power your career

Whatever your role, you have the power to change your world.

Join us on our journey to deliver a network for net zero.