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Senior Delivery Lead

Scotland, Aberdeen
£63000 - £94400 per annum + Bonus & Car Allowance
Closing date
30 May 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.

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

About the Role

Base Location: Aberdeen, Perth, and Glasgow

Salary: £63,000 - £94,400 + 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

This role is within our SSEN Transmission Cyber Resilience for Operational Technology (CROT) programme 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.

The Senior Project Delivery Lead will be responsible for leading Cybersecurity technology programmes and solution development teams to realise our NSCS CAF (National Cyber Security Centre, Cyber Assessment Framework) compliance roadmap and will play a critical role in helping to build out delivery capability within this area. A vital part of the role is delivering the requirements and security risk reduction as per our stakeholder expectations.

As Senior Project Delivery Lead, youll be accountable for end-to-end delivery of the Cybersecurity Programme of work via multiple delivery teams using best practice methodologies, ensuring effective control over costs and resourcing enabling the delivery of appropriate risk reduction.

Key responsibilities for this role will include:

- Leading technology delivery of Cybersecurity programmes and projects using predominantly Waterfall delivery approaches deploying an Agile approach where tactically appropriate, with a focus on risk reduction outcomes.

- Establish and maintain highly effective relationships with multiple delivery teams, central teams, stakeholders at all levels and business teams to ensure that interfaces work correctly and continually improve the approach the Business Unit takes on delivery of risk reduction in out Operational Technology (OT) environment.

- Ensure programme interdependencies are understood and managed across parallel Cybersecurity programmes under the CROT umbrella.

- Ensuring successful transition to service, ensuring change lands well and meets business and OT operational needs.

- Manage multiple delivery teams and third parties across end-to-end product lifecycles to ensure that resultant systems/services deliver the specified outcomes, within budget and timescale.

- Provide regular updates against the defined outcomes to demonstrate performance and progress against the product roadmap, as well as presenting relevant information into the assurance point process.

What do I need?

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

- Extensive experience of delivering complex Cybersecurity or IT Programmes, demonstrating and meeting risk reduction, Business value and outcomes with the ability to develop countermeasures and contingency plans associated with significant delivery risk.

- Supporting budget and funding submissions, advocating for the correct level of funding to deliver against the products, business and operational requirements.

- In-depth understanding of Cybersecurity products, services and systems.

- Ideally skilled in several project management / change management approaches, in particular Waterfall or Agile delivery, as well as Prince2, APM and PMP.

- Excellent organisation and communication skills with the ability to engage with stakeholders across all levels.

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.

Further actions

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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