Senior Sustainability Data Analyst

SSE plc

Location: Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire

Job Type: Full time


About the Role

Base Location: Flexible Scotland | 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 SSEN offices or depots around Scotland: Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary: £40,600 - £61,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

SSEN Transmission is at the heart of the transition to net zero in the UK. In the coming years, our network will be pivotal in connecting and transporting the power needed to decarbonise the UK's electricity network and in doing so, power the UK's net zero ambition. Our business is rapidly growing, in order to deliver the largest investment package that Scotland's electricity system has ever seen, with a projected investment programme of over £20bn in the next 10 years.

This network development will make a significant positive contribution to meeting net zero targets in Scotland and the UK, offering significant opportunities for SSEN Transmission to play our part in delivering a just energy transition, whilst doing the right thing for people and planet.

As Senior Sustainability Data Analyst at SSEN Transmission, you will help to measure our impacts on people, the environment, and economy. Your analytical skills and ability to communicate complex data in clear, impactful language will help us to make evidence-based decisions and monitor progress against our sustainability goals. You will report to our Sustainability Strategy Manager, sitting in the Sustainable Economics Team.

Core responsibilities:

- Sustainability data management: Lead data management, analysis and reporting of sustainability metrics across the business, working closely with teams across the business to ensure best practice data reporting processes and systems are in place.

- Lead data analysis for sustainability reporting: Produce sustainability data dashboard(s) to share progress against our sustainability goals. Support the annual sustainability reporting process, working closely with reporting lead(s) and leading the evaluation of sustainability evidence from around the business and from our supply chain.

- Data improvement: Seek opportunities for efficiency improvements in data flow and collection methodologies, integrating corporate data collection efforts with existing business processes and automate data collection when possible.

- Stakeholder engagement: Liaise with relevant primary data owners both internally and externally to secure data feeds and understand data protocols.

- Management of data sharing with SSE Group: Manage data traffic between SSEN Transmission and SSE Group, including managing how we gather, store, access, and analyse sustainability data on any shared platforms, and informing Group-level reporting and ensuring data accuracy and quality.

What do I need?

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

- Excellent IT skills including Excel and related software such as PowerBI.

- Experience of data handling including how to manage datasets as a support for wider commercial outcomes.

- Ability to produce structured, concise and meaningful reports, presentations and dashboards, summarising results and justifying conclusions, containing technical information.

- Experience of setting and maintaining sustainability data standards.

- Good stakeholder engagement skills, including the ability to influence and support internal and external stakeholders to make improvements in data capture, quality, and accuracy.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all – we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

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 Stephanie at or 01738 342963.

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.