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Compute Platform Manager

Perth & Kinross, Scotland, Perth
£55200 - £83000 per annum + Car allowance & Performance related bonus
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

Job Details

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: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our Scottish sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness or Glasgow.

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 (depending on skills and experience) + performance-related bonus + car / car allowance and a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

Key responsibilities for this role will include:

- Manages day to day operations for critical infrastructure that underpins our Operational Technology applications across multiple Corporate and Substation sites that are owned by SSEN Transmission as well as other virtualised environments. Across all ITIL dimensions e.g. Incident, Problem, Release Management, Capacity Management etc.

- Accountable for ensuring that day to day Operations and Change activities are delivered in a manner that complies with NIS Regulations and builds towards ongoing compliance with the enhanced CAF profile.

- Responsible for defining the Infrastructure and Platforms Strategy for SSEN Transmission OT out to 2030 and beyond - this will set our aspirations around Infrastructure and Platforms Modernisation.

- Delivers Infrastructure Design and Build that supports our Change Programmes that need to deliver within OT.

- Leads a hybrid team of permanent resources, contractors and third parties to achieve this.

What do I need?

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

- Extensive experience in operating On-Premise Infrastructure.

- Strong understanding of modern IT/OT infrastructure landscape and have an ability to be able to apply this to an OT context, including familiarity with AWS cloud services and how to migrate onto this platform.

- Experience in managing infrastructure deliverables from end-to-end, from requirements through to design, build and implementation.

- Proven ability to define Infrastructure strategy and a demonstrable track record of delivering against said strategy.

- Team leadership - including experience in leading and developing a team of Infrastructure analysts and managing third parties in a complex multi-vendor environment.

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 Laura on 01738 341814.

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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