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SCADA Asset Engineer

Scotland, Glasgow
Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Base Location: Perth, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary: up to £71,600 + 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

We have an exciting opportunity for a SCADA Asset Engineer to join our team. As a SCADA Asset Engineer you will assess, understand and predict the performance, integrity and condition of transmission SCADA assets and enable timely interventions to maintain overall network reliability. You'll also participate in ongoing maintenance and development of the RTS equipment.

This role offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to become involved in the full life cycle from conception to decommissioning of large infrastructure. Although office-based, you will make frequent site visits and enjoy immense variety in your role that few other companies could offer due to our unique portfolio of assets.

- Working closely with the Project Delivery and Operational Teams, you will deliver value and contribute to the overall operational excellence of the business. This will require a practical approach combining effective and efficient technical advice and the accurate review and reporting of asset condition from which you will be required to undertake thorough and detailed interpretation and analysis before making recommendations on the need for intervention.

- Provide a continuous overview and review of all applied SCADA Assets taking account of dynamic changes to the system from new connections and embedded generation and maintain/update asset/settings database.

- Assist on post fault interrogation to provide analysis of fault location/values identifying any rectification/improvement measures.

- Assist in the design and delivery of operational and asset health assessment, with specific responsibility for Transmission substation control and data acquisition (SCADA) and communications assets

- You will be required to communicate the results of such assessments effectively to various stakeholders and assist in developing work plans including the design of repair/modification/replacement works, cost estimating and programming, as well as being integral in delivery of the smart monitoring program and systems for SHE Transmission.

What do I need?

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

- Significant experience in asset management influencing design, construction or operation & maintenance of SCADA and communications, ideally educated to degree level in a relevant Engineering subject, although for this role we consider experience more important than qualification.

- You have worked within multi-discipline environments and have experience of development and reviews of RTS/SCADA and control design at all Transmission voltage levels.

- Experience in fault analysis and post fault investigative studies and reporting.

- You will have an understanding of electricity system legislation, design and operational medium and high voltage standards, and will have experience relating to asset integrity, risk and the performance of RTS/SCADA assets across the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV Transmission network.

- You will display excellent communication and interpersonal skills and possess an innovative mind set, with a flexible approach. Furthermore, you'll have the capacity to deliver high quality work on a consistent basis in a demanding environment.

Please note applications will also be considered from engineers with less experience, with a starting salary commensurate with experience levels. Training and development will be provided to ensure progress.

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 Iona on 01738 344049.

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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