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Asset Risk and Investment Engineer

Perth, Scotland, Perth & Kinross
£49559 - £56757 per annum
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

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About the role

Base Location: Perth, Inverness or Aberdeen

Salary: £49,559 - £56,757 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

SSEN Transmission (part of SSE Group) has a great opportunity for an experienced asset planning and investment professional to join the Asset Management department in the operator of one of Europe's fastest growing transmission networks, playing an important role in capital investment delivery enabling the transition to the low-carbon economy.

In this role you will be a business case lead for assigned projects acting as an internal client (asset owner) for project teams and other Transmission departments. You will utilise investment analysis techniques (including optioneering, cost-benefit analysis and discounted cash flows) to optimise and justify engineering investments in our high voltage transmission network.

- Produce compelling, high quality investment papers including engineering justification papers and business cases, factoring in asset condition, network risk, operational safety, whole-life investment modelling, and commercial/financial considerations.

- Monitor the delivery of the project portfolio, review scope change requests, and undertake post-investment appraisals to optimise future investment decisions. Be a team representative for the assigned projects to various governance boards.

- Utilise asset management data tools such as CBRM, Invest, Maximo, ArcGIS to analyse the asset portfolio.

- Participate in regulatory engagement with Ofgem ensuring investment in the network is compliant with statutory, regulatory and license requirements.

- Support the development of forward-looking risk-based investment plans aligned to outage plans, asset condition, whole system development, network growth plans and regulatory license conditions.

What do I need?

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

- Understanding and experience of project management processes with physical infrastructure assets, managing asset investment models and plans.

- High level of competency in carrying out infrastructure investment appraisals, optioneering, cost benefit analysis, economic modelling and data analysis, good command of MS Excel.

- Excellent report writing and oral communication skills are essential, as are well developed stakeholder management and time management skills, and a track record of delivery against challenging deadlines. Strong attention to detail would be required as well as ability to work under limited supervision.

- You will be educated to a degree level in electrical engineering (highly desirable) or another related STEM subject and have good understanding of the types of assets involved in power transmission/generation.

- It is highly desirable (but not essential) you will hold an Institute of Asset Management Certificate or Diploma qualification or have qualification in an equivalent field (e.g. CEng, PMQ, PPQ, PMP).

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

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 Iona on 01738 344049.

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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