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OT Telecoms Senior Asset Engineer

Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
£62324 - £71370 per annum
Closing date
29 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 over the next 5 years, 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 UK, however we will need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN offices or depots around the UK which includes, but is not limited to: Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Portsmouth or Poole.

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

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

What is the Role?

As SSEN's (Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks) Telecoms Senior Asset Engineer within Distribution Operational Technology, your key responsibilities will include:

- Leading, developing and delivering a private Long-Term Evolution (LTE) telecommunications network based on OFCOMs anticipated release of spectrum bandwidth.

- Leading, developing and delivering on future Telecoms support models.

- Supporting the Asset Management of our communication systems, ensuring satisfactory performance, whilst finding ways to reduce risk and balance cost through the continuous improvement of processes.

- Working closely with key internal stakeholders to deliver a robust communications solution that facilitates the safe operation of the Electricity Networks while maintaining system integrity as well as developing and reviewing business cases for communications projects to be presented to the Board, assessing various options and analysing the most beneficial cost vs risk solutions.

- Working closely with stakeholders within the SSEN business to develop and review business cases for communications projects to be presented to the Board, assessing various options and analysing the most beneficial cost vs risk solutions.

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

- Previous industry experience and an understanding of governance applied to safety critical engineering processes, risk assessment and mitigation processes.

- Working knowledge in multiple systems and associated architecture in some or all of the following; Microwave, Fibre, Data Networking, TSAT, VSAT, Scanning Radio, LTE, PMR, GPRS, PDH/SDH Mux, meshed networks.

- Commercial awareness with an understanding of the cost versus risk profile for Customer Interruptions & Customer Minutes Lost (CIs & CML's).

- Ability to develop and implement engineering strategy with a proven record of implementing new ideas.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

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 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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