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Lead Technical Specialist - Business Intelligence

Havant, England, Hampshire
£62324 - £71370 per annum
Closing date
2 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: Havant, Reading, Perth or Glasgow

Salary: £62,324 - £71,370 and a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

SSE IT are looking for a highly self-motivated individual to fill the role of Corporate Solutions BI Lead Technical / Functional Specialist. The successful applicant will be working as part of the Corporate Solutions Delivery and Support Group within the Corporate Directorate. This is a challenging role, and we are looking for an enthusiastic, committed, and versatile individual. Reporting to the Corporate Solutions BI Team Leader you will be supporting and developing the OBIEE suite of products within the Solution Delivery Corporate BI team. You will manage, support and enhance the ETL batch schedules and develop and maintain the ETL processes, repository, reports and user dashboards.

This team is responsible for the development and support of the Corporate Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE 12g) implementation. The primary data source is SSE's eBusiness Suite (v12.2.9) instance named Harmony. The platform surfaces operational reporting in the key areas of Payroll, HR, LMS, OTL, Finance (AP, GL, SLA, FA) and Order Management/Logistics.

What is the Role?

- Lead on understanding ongoing and future business data and reporting needs, with an ability to grasp this from the business process, functional and technical side of systems.

- Support and deputise for the BI Team Lead across team governance and release management activities.

- Provide input into, support and lead the release and change management processes required to implement technical changes to our core applications.

- Provide leadership and guidance in support of other functional and technical specialists around design, development and delivery.

- Perform a lead role in any coaching, mentoring and KT processes both as provider or recipient.

What do I need?

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

- Strong understanding of IT change management processes - across raising, managing and releasing change effectively. Exposure to change repository tooling advantageous.

- Strong data visualization experience - comfortable presenting visual representations of data.

- Strong OBIEE 12c development experience and preferably detailed exposure to Oracle eBusiness Suite modules (preferably some of the key areas listed).

- Strong ETL / SQL development experience as well as tuning techniques. Any experience of PLSQL would be an advantage.

- Any experience of other Oracle reporting technologies would be advantageous, across XML/ BI Publisher, Fusion, OTBI, OAS/OAC.

About our Business

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?

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.

Further actions

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 David on 01738 275846.

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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