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OT Telecoms Operations Manager

Scotland, Perth & Kinross, Perth
£55200 - £83000 per annum + Bonus
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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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.

This role is within our Networks Distribution Technology, Digital and Data (TDD) team supporting our Digital Strategy and Vision to be a progressive network owner, using digital to enhance social and economic value, deliver a leading experience for our customers and to enable the energy system to support net zero carbon emissions.

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

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK, however we will need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN offices or depots around the UK which includes, but is not limited to: Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Portsmouth or Poole.

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 (depending on skill and experience) + performance-related bonus and a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

As OT Telecoms Operations Manager, you'll be responsible for the ongoing management and development of the telecommunications systems across Distribution assets. You'll ensure the diverse range of operational technology telecoms assets are both resilient and secure and will therefore be required to identify and deploy best practice solutions through long term investment planning and ongoing asset support and development.

Key responsibilities in this role will include:

- Ensure that new telecoms procedures, policies and designs are adequately risk assessed and appropriate mitigation is in place.

- Develop, review, and update existing operational technology policy and procedures for telecommunications platforms to support all SSEN owned or operated networks from LV to 132kV.

- Leading, developing and delivering on future telecoms support models.

- Asset Management of our communication systems, ensuring satisfactory performance, whilst finding ways to reduce risk and balance cost through the continuous improvement of processes.

- Represent Distribution as a technical expert at UK wide industry forums & working parties (Electricity Networks Association, Ofcom, JRC, etc.) and contribute to the development of new/revised Engineering Recommendations, Engineering Technical Reports as well as respond and contribute to discussions and consultations hosted by OFGEM, OFCOM, DECC, National Grid in relation to areas of responsibility above.

What do I Need?

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

- Experience of managing a team within an operational technology or telecoms environment with a track record of successful delivery.

- Strong understanding of statutory, regulatory & license requirements, industry wide codes, network and engineering standards.

- Previous industry experience and an understanding of governance applied to safety critical engineering processes, risk assessment and mitigation processes with the ability to develop and implement engineering strategy and a proven record of implementing new ideas.

- Working knowledge in multiple telecoms systems and associated architecture in some or all of the following; Microwave, Fibre, Data Networking, TSAT, VSAT, Scanning Radio, LTE, PMR, GPRS, PDH/SDH Mux, meshed networks.

- Excellent communication, influencing and problem solving skills with proven experience of working with senior stakeholders.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required 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 Laura on 01738 341814.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records 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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