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Operational Technology Security Manager

Perth & Kinross, Scotland, Perth / Glasgow, Scotland / Scotland, Aberdeen
£61100 - £91700 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
6 Apr 2023

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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Aberdeen or Perth.

Salary: £61,100 - £91,700 + 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

As OT Security Manager, you'll lead the assessment and improvement of cyber security within the Operational Technology of Transmission SSEN.

You will ensure compliance with the NIS Directive, the establishment and maintenance of policy and procedures around governance, risk assessment, lifecycle management, verification and vetting, training and awareness, managing vulnerabilities, incident response, the investigation of cyber security incidents and managing lessons learned.

The role also includes working with service and project teams within Operational Technology to ensure that designs and architecture meets security requirements.

Critically, the role includes the real time management of cyber security incidents, assessing attack vectors and our associated vulnerabilities to protect our Operational Technology systems.

What do I need?

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

- Experience with Operational Technology supporting Critical National Infrastructure.

- Relevant educational qualification or equivalent by experience.

- One or more professional certifications, such as GICSP, CSSA, GRID, CISSP, or ISA 62443.

- Strong knowledge and experience of managing a security team.

- An understanding of security standards and frameworks such as ISA/IEC 62443, NIST SP 800-82.

- Experience in the application of security related operational processes in the OT environment.

- Experience in the risk management practices within the OT environment including practical application of OT risk mitigation.

- Experience in setting up and managing a cyber security program, including the establishment and operation of an information security management system.

- The ability to translate and simplify complex technical information to a wide range of audiences including internal and external stakeholders.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

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.

Next steps

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 Laura on 01738 341814.

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.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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