Senior Acoustics Analyst

Aberdeen City, Belfast, County Dublin, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Portsmouth, Reading, Renfrewshire
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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. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to: - Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin.

Travel will be required on occasion to either our Glasgow, Dublin or Belfast offices.

Salary: £47,600 to £71,600 / €64,400 - €96,000 (depending on base country, skills and experience) + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time / Part Time | Flexible First options available.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Acoustics Analyst to join the Onshore Renewables Energy Analytics team, supporting our extensive pipeline of wind, solar and battery energy storage projects in their development, construction and initial operational phases. You'll play a key role in the Energy Analytics (EA) team within SSER's Technical Centre of Excellence, using your technical expertise in delivering a wide range of analysis and modelling activities towards SSE Renewables pipeline of onshore wind farms and co-located development projects. 

Some of your main accountabilities will include:

- Performing noise analysis and modelling on renewables development projects in line with internal analysis and reporting procedures.

- Effectively communicating complex technical topics in a clear, understandable way to a wide range of stakeholders, representing the team at internal and external meetings.

- Training, motivating, mentoring and supporting team members.

- Commissioning, managing and reviewing noise assessments from independent consultants when required.

- Leading inhouse R&D and the development of tools and processes, ensuring effective knowledge sharing within the team, and taking significant responsibility for quality monitoring of work.

- On occasion, you may need to travel for survey activities and to build and support relations with planning authorities or other stakeholders, therefore, a full and current driving licence will be required.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you'll need to be highly experienced in providing analysis and modelling support and you will be excited about working at the cutting edge of wind farm development.

We would also love you to have:

- A recognised qualification in a relevant discipline and experience in the field of wind farm acoustics.

- A high level of proficiency in noise modelling using bespoke or proprietary software packages. Coding experience with Matlab, Python or similar would be beneficial.

- Knowledge of UK and Irish planning guidance and policy documents, such as ETSU-R-97, the IOA Good Practice Guide, Wind Energy Development Guidelines, BS5228 and BS4142.

- Ability to interpret data and convey key information with multi-disciplined project teams and a variety of stakeholders.

A good understanding of the broader development.

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 Douglas on / 01738 275199.

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.