Position: Asset Information and Systems Engineer
Salary: GBP32000 - GBP49000 per annum
Ref: 523370_1583336149
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 04/03/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth

Salary: £32,000 - £49,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

What is the Role?

We are currently recruiting for an Asset Information & Systems Engineer to join the SHE Transmission Asset Management team. This role will be primarily responsible for providing accurate data and system enhancement to support key business decisions and regulatory reporting.

Working closely with the Project Delivery and Operational Teams, you will deliver value and contribute to the overall operational excellence of the business. This will require a practical approach combining effective and efficient technical advice and the accurate review and reporting of historical records from which you will be required to undertake thorough and detailed interpretation and analysis. 

You will be required to communicate the results of such assessments effectively to various stakeholders and assist in developing work plans including the design of repair/modification/replacement works, cost estimating and programming.

There is also the opportunity to become involved in our diverse new build project portfolio including the connection of onshore and offshore wind farms, hydro schemes, thermal generating plant and other emerging technologies.

This role offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to become involved in the full life cycle from conception to decommissioning of large civil infrastructure. Although office-based, you will make frequent site visits and enjoy immense variety in your role that few other companies could offer due to our unique portfolio of civil assets.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, you should have extensive experience of Asset Information & Systems Engineering and ideally educated to degree level in a relevant Engineering subject. 

You will have a comprehensive understanding of legislation, design and operational standards. Chartered or close to sitting your Chartership Professional Review is preferred as is previous experience relating to asset integrity, risk and the performance of ageing structures.

You will display excellent communication and interpersonal skills and possess an innovative mind set, with a flexible approach. Furthermore, you'll have the capacity to deliver high quality work on a consistent basis in a demanding environment, effectively managing business change and departmental priorities.

The technical support and guidance you provide will relate to assets including tunnels, overhead lines, transformers, switchgear and associated non-lead assets. 

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer? 

Next Steps

Well let you know the outcome of your job application after the closing date. To discuss any adjustments, you require to submit your application please get in touch Debbie McMillan at

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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