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OT Technical Engineer

Perth & Kinross, Scotland, Perth
£49559 - £56757 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Perth

Salary: £49,559-£56,757 and a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

Working as part of the Technology Operations Centre (TOC), you will work closely with the TOC teams helping improve proactive monitoring, eradicate repetitive incidents, and drive out failures in our diverse Operational Technology (OT) systems. This in-turn will improve the reliability of the SSEN Transmission assets, reducing costs and raising the efficiency of the business. You will be working with our key critical control systems, GE PowerOn, AVEVA PI and others.

As an OT Technical Engineer, youll play a significant part in the successful delivery of projects involving the commissioning and monitoring of many of the new cyber security systems that will be implemented in the RIIO-T2 period.

Key responsibilities for this role will include:

- Assist the TOC Support team in investigating and resolving faults, which may lead to being part of a 24-hour standby rota.

- Work closely with the Transmission Control Centre to help them develop their control engineer training / simulation facility.

- Help introduce new technologies, help deliver detailed proof of concepts, research developing industry trends and recommend strategic improvements.

- Actively monitor and review the health and security of the Cyber Security Transmission OT systems - this will include participating in Cyber Response Activities (both actual and mock).

What do I need?

- Degree level (or equivalent) qualification in a Computing, Engineering or Science based discipline or relevant practical experience in one of these areas.

- To be curious about understanding complex systems and how to monitor, enhance and improve them.

- Ideally you have experience in scripting, server management, and databases GE PowerOn and AVEVA PI.

- Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a small team is fundamental to this role.

- Ideally you have a full, current driving licence, although this is not essential it will be required if you become part of the out of hours support rota.

- Candidates for this role will be required to obtain vetting to SC level through UK Government. The criteria normally includes 5 years UK residency, further information can be found here: United Kingdom Security Vetting: Applicant - GOV.UK (

About the Department

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain. It comprises substations, overhead lines on steel towers and wooden poles, underground cables, and the related control, monitoring and communications systems.

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?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 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.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch with Laura on 01738 341814. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

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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