Position: Network Specialist OT
Salary: GBP51600 - GBP77400 per annum + Car Allowance & Bonus
Ref: 541234_1658738223
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 25/07/2022
Expiry Date: 22/08/2022
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key sites in either Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness or Glasgow. Hybrid home/office working arrangements are in place.

Salary: £51,600 - £77,400 depending on experience + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

The Role

Responsible for the Network technical design component of the Cyber Resilience for Operational Technology (CROT) Programme, including delivery of specific project designs working closely with other specialists and implementing defined standards as appropriate.

- Act as the technical focal point for the OT Network for the CROT Programme.

- Generate detailed understanding of the Network topology (physical and logical) of the Network, both LAN and WAN. Performing technical deep dive network discovery where fuller understanding is required.

- Assist in developing a Network strategy as a component of the wider Operational Technology strategy. Engage with our primary suppliers to enable the realisation of the Network strategy.

- Perform assessment of Network risk. Creating appropriate mitigations within the Network strategy to minimise current and future risk.

- Identify and evaluate new technology which may be beneficial to the Network and projects. Lead the evaluation of new and prospective network technologies, processes, and governance in support of the CROT Programme. Lead the design and selection of future platforms, addressing cross-technology and cross-platform issues.

- Continually explore and review the market for alternative technology partners to complement and enhance current infrastructure.

What do I need?

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

- 5 to 10 years of broad Network Management, Operations & Support experience, this should include network design experience.

- Demonstrable design and implementation knowledge of Network technologies (e.g. LAN Switching, WAN, QoS, SDN, Network traffic encryption).

- An understand telecommunication infrastructure technologies (e.g. fibreoptic cabling, MPLS, DWDM, OPGW, SDH/PDH multiplexers, microwave radio).

- Strong knowledge of security techniques related to Networks and the associated mitigation, ideally with some understanding of how these relate to industrial control systems.

- Beneficial, but not essential, to have an understanding of SCADA networks, industrial control systems and the associated security standards.

- Strong oral and written communication skills to a level suitable to liaise with senior stakeholders at a detailed technical level. The ability to conceptualise complex business and technical requirements into comprehensible models and templates.

- Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to convert ideas into effect plans/designs/reports.

- Accreditation to CCDP or similar standard.

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.

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Laura on 01738 341814.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

Job Benefits:

Car Allowance & Bonus