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Electrical Operational Safety Advisor

Inverness, Highlands, Scotland
£47600 - £71600 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Base Location: Inverness

Salary: £47,600 - £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

At SSEN, the delivery of safe outcomes for our people, our customers and the environment is our primary objective and we put this at the heart of everything we do. We're playing a major role in supporting the delivery of Scotland and the UK's 2030 net zero targets, and it is essential that we achieve this in a safe and sustainable way.

- Responsible for helping to ensure supporting managers address business risk by promoting a practical understanding across all operational safety processes.

- Responsible for the continual improvement of the approved procedures and guidance associated with the Transmission Operational Safety Rules to ensure safety from the system when accessing, operating and maintaining the SSEN Transmission network. This includes the provision of information, instruction and training and active/ reactive monitoring of operational safety performance including the sharing of lessons learnt from incident investigations.

- Requires strong internal and external stakeholder management skills to drive cross business collaboration in order to build a high performing, commercially and customer focused culture through the effective delivery of safe, reliable and affordable outcomes.

- The role requires a significant amount of travel for customer and stakeholder engagement, operational site visits and attendance at company and industry meetings.

- Required to contribute to an inclusive, effective and safe working environment by taking responsibility for your decisions and behaviours, and the consequences of these.

What do I need?

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

- Tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering or related discipline with continuing professional development or appropriate proven knowledge and experience.

- Experience as a Senior Authorised Person and in drafting clear, unambiguous technical documentation.

- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment techniques including demonstrable experience of the application of ALARP risk assessment in relation to network operations paired with knowledge of transmission and/ or distribution network design, construction and operational solutions.

- Multi-skilled at providing advice, support and guidance across all aspects of operational safety to ensure SSEN operational staff are best placed to manage operational safety risk.

- Trained and experienced in incident investigation.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

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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