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Asset Engineer (Control & Instrumentation - Cyber Security)

Aberdeenshire, Peterhead, Scotland
£47600 - £71600 per annum + Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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About our Business

SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which is investing £24bn this decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Peterhead Power Station

Salary: £47,600 - £71,600 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent / Full Time | Flexible First options available.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Asset Engineer (Control & Instrumentation - Cyber Security) to join our Thermal team based at Peterhead Power Station. Reporting into the E, C & I Lead Asset Engineer, you will be responsible for providing technical oversight and support across the station within your area of expertise and ensuring management plans for station assets meet company objectives in terms of SHE performance, cost, reliability, efficiency and availability.

Key Responsibilities:

- Create, maintain & execute asset management plans for the allocated assets e.g. Distributed Control System, Continuous Emissions Monitoring System, PI Processbook & Instrumentation Systems inc. Field Equipment. All in line with Cyber security guidelines and standards.

- Determine the maintenance strategy for the allocated assets and create and maintain the necessary preventative and predictive maintenance tasks in Maximo. Specify and maintain spares stockholdings for assets in your area of responsibility. Contribute to FMEA, RCM and other asset related studies identifying issues and specifying corrective action. Supervise site works for execution of projects and asset related tasks. Carry out RCA on plant failures and carry out rectification as required.

- Provide technical oversight and support across the station within your area of expertise. Provide the link between the station and external technical experts, e.g. central Engineering, Generation Development and OEMs. Example Systems: T3000, Envirosoft, PI Processbook, Beran, Zoom, BVM etc. Supervising and executing repairs on site.

- There is a general responsibility to maintain compliance with legislation, in addition you may have responsibility for maintaining station compliance with specific areas of legislation relevant to the role.

- Manage revenue and capital projects in your area of responsibility complying with the company project management and plant & process change processes.

What do I need?

To be considered we would love you to have:

- Degree qualified in an applicable engineering discipline or relevant experience.

- Skilled in Control & Instrumentation Field Equipment, Distributed Control Systems e.g. T3000, Intouch, Osisoft PI and various control techniques.

- Proven track record of plant troubleshooting & preparation of work packs for execution.

- Experience of Cyber-Security/Digital Engineering in an Operational environment, preferably within the Energy Industry and understanding of the regulatory requirements for OT Cybersecurity.

- Experienced using computerised maintenance management systems, preferably Maximo.

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 Hannah on 01738 341147.

Before commencing your role with SSE, youll 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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