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Senior OT Engineer

Reading, England, Berkshire
£55573 - £63643 per annum
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK & Ireland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around the UK and Ireland.

Salary: £55,573 - £63,643 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

The role is to support the Enterprise Control Centre (ECC) business critical Operational Technology (OT) applications and systems that are necessary to monitor and control electrical networks. This will include dealing with day-to-day issues with the primary OT applications including PowerOn Distribution Management System (DMS), data historian and SCADA simulation as well as proactive support and improvement of such applications.

There are two main aspects to the Operational Technology (OT) Engineer's job from supporting engineering for the Primary and Secondary OT applications as well as project engineering for Operational Technology, real time systems (RTS) projects.

- To provide hardware and software support management for Primary and Secondary Operational Technology applications such as Distribution Management system Data Historian and SIM SCADA.

- To support the design, configuration, testing and delivery of bespoke and standardised real time OT applications for use by others to monitor and manage the Enterprise electrical networks and maintain their performance in accordance with industry regulations and safety standards.

- To maintain and continuously develop OT application portfolio in line with OT strategy and the customer requirements.

- To coordinate the technical response to incidents to recover OT application systems as quickly as possible whilst preserving evidence for future investigation. This will include communication with bronze command, IT red alert and the Cyber Risk and Information Security team where required.

- To work closely and mentor, where required, OT support teams both internal and external to monitor and manage OT applications through daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly ongoing support tasks; ensuring OT applications are working well within their operational limits.

What do I need?

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

- Excellent communication skills with a strong customer service and team working ethic.

- Strong problem-solving skills with excellent experience of working with internal and external providers to resolve faults and deliver improvements.

- Operational Technology infrastructure and application system experience, including various operating systems and database applications.

- Self-motivated, focused and determined to deliver with the ability to work on your own initiative and manage workload.

- Understand and can demonstrate the rigor of managing an OT system in relation to change management, cyber security and operational excellence.

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?

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.

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 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 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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