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Operations Systems Engineer

Perth & Kinross, Perth, Scotland
£44195 - £56757 per annum + Performance related bonus
Closing date
5 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. 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: Perth

Salary: £44,195 - £56,757 depending on experience + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

What is the Role?

Are you a skilled technical expert with a passion for results in a dynamic operational environment?

Join us at SSE Renewables as an Operations Systems Engineer and play a pivotal role in driving excellence in our renewable energy operations.

This role ensures that all systems associated with the centralised 24/7 operations of our Onshore Wind, Solar & Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are maintained to the highest levels of service availability. You will be responsible for all interfaces with the specialist support teams in areas such as Information Technology, Operational Technology and Voice and Data Telecoms.

As our Operations Systems Engineer, you will:

- Assist in the development of processes to improve efficiency and delivery in line with the security and resilience standards required for 24/7 operations.

- Be the first line of support for operational systems during office hours and assist with fault/defect rectification, liaising with other departments as required.

- Work with project teams to facilitate new project integration and commissioning.

- Assist in the definition, configuration, commissioning, and documentation of changes to all operational systems.

- Perform analysis of control room systems to report performance.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would seek candidates with:

- Strong analytical skills, a high level of expertise and aptitude for IT systems / applications is essential.

- The ability to identify and implement innovative and effective business improvements.

- Experience of databases, SQL and Visual Basic desirable.

- Ability to work both independently and as part of a wider team with good communication skills both verbal and written.

- Experience in an operational, maintenance or construction environment within the operational OT systems is beneficial.

- Working knowledge of SCADA / control room systems with an awareness of basic trading requirements and grid code requirements for generators preferred.

- Understanding of Safe System of Work (SSoW) and authorisations to carry out work on the system is desirable.

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 Andrew on 01738 275847.

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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