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Technical Manager (CROT programme)

Aberdeen, Scotland
£63000 - £94400 per annum + Bonus & Car Allowance
Closing date
1 Jul 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 or Glasgow

Salary: £63,000 - £94,400 + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

This role is within our SSEN Transmission Cyber 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 Technical Manager will lead all elements of the technical delivery for the SSEN Transmission Cyber Resilience OT security programme (CROT). The role includes supply clear and concise technical leadership, to a small team of SMEs and Analysts and will report to the CROT programme Manager. The role ensures that solutions delivered across multiple complex projects within the CROT programme are coordinated and will deliver against the strategic objectives of SSEN Transmission. The role will work with technical leaders across the organisation to help enable delivery of future digital capabilities in a secure and resilient way.

Critical to the role includes the need for in-depth design review and effective optioneering to choose the right solutions to protect our IT / OT systems.

Key responsibilities for this role will include:

- Provide technical and design coordination across each project within the CROT programme, to ensure the delivery of the agreed risk reduction controls across SSEN Transmissions IT/OT systems.

- Provide support to project technical resources through use of expert domain knowledge to ensure appropriate Cyber Security solutions are selected, designed, and delivered in line with SSEN Transmissions OT strategy and the programme timelines.

- Identify, assess, and mitigate technical programme blockers that could impede the delivery of individual projects or the overall programme.

- Act as subject matter expert by challenging project design maturity, ensuring designs are fit-for-purpose, representing solution being delivered by the programme in design reviews.

- Weigh up technical benefits, business costs and operational constraints to choose appropriate and proportionate solutions in a risk environment with a high degree of uncertainty.

What do I need?

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

- Good theoretical and practical understanding of telecommunication and IT systems.

- An understanding of the NIS Regulations, NCSC CAF, and the NIST frameworks coupled with appropriate security standards and frameworks such as ISA/IEC 62443, NIST SP 800-82.

- Strong knowledge of cyber-attack vectors and vulnerabilities.

- Experience of supporting project delivery from a technical perspective; defining timescales, dependencies, plans.

- Ability to technically assess issues/problems and critically assess a range of technical solutions.

- 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 (

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, 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Laura on 01738 341814.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records 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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