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Senior OT Engineer

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SSE plc
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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 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 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 (

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management. In order to accelerate progress towards net zero SSE Group is investing £7m a day on low carbon infrastructure, creating 1,000 green jobs a year in the process, as part of its £25bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme).

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.