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Geotechnical Technical Authority

England, Reading, Berkshire / Northern Ireland, County Antrim, Belfast / Scotland, Glasgow
£53100 - £79700 per annum + Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
6 May 2024

Job Details

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, 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. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

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

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin.

Salary: £53,100 to £79,700 dependant upon experience + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent or Fixed Term Contract or Secondment | Full Time or Part Time | Flexible First options available

As a Geotechnical Technical Authority, you'll play a key role in our Offshore Engineering Geoscience Team providing technical stewardship to our offshore wind portfolio of projects.

The main accountabilities may include:

- Providing technical oversight, guidance, and support across our full offshore portfolio;

- Providing design assurance and associated reporting through to the Design Authority;

- Support technical project governance;

- Participation in project design reviews;

- Input and review of project Design Management Plans

- Participation in Project Assurance Reviews

- Technical discipline leadership including of:

- Assess and deliver innovation opportunities, including JIPs, academic partnerships, etc

- Supporting the EM in the strategic planning of the team's' technical capabilities

- Support recruitment, development, and resource planning.

What do I need?

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and who is educated to degree level in Geotechnical Engineering and has experience in the management and delivery of geotechnical activities for offshore wind projects. Holding Chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers or The Geological Society is essential.

Due to the nature of this role, we would love you to have experience in the majority of the following areas:

- Offshore foundation design including a working knowledge of the common codes of practice and design standards;

- Liaison with certifiers and lenders technical authorities for design validation/verification;

- Geotechnical interpretation and advanced lab testing;

- Offshore ground investigation;

- Strategic planning for offshore wind projects;

- Geo hazard and risk management.

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.

What happens now?

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 Dougie on 01738 275199.

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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