Marine Survey & Geospatial Lead

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • Nov 23, 2021
Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

We're proud to have been a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth or Glasgow

Salary:£Competitive DOE + 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 Marine Survey & Geospatial Lead sits within the SSEN Transmission (SSENT) Offshore Delivery Team and is required to support the delivery of the Shetland High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Project and to support the ongoing Project Development and subsequent delivery of future subsea cable installation projects that are currently in the SSENT development pipeline.

The Marine Survey & Geospatial Lead is expected to:

- Lead Marine Survey & Geospatial Lead activities in support of Subsea Cable Installation, manage subsea Marine Survey & Geospatial interfaces and sail as the Employers (Client) Representative during survey and installation campaigns in support of subsea cable installation projects.

- Assume the role of the Marine Survey & Geospatial Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the Offshore Delivery Directorate and will act as the key interface with the applicable in internal stakeholders such engineering and marine consenting teams.

- Lead the development and review of Marine Survey & Geospatial project documentation associated with Subsea Cable Installation.

- Provide support as the SME in the development and review of Marine Survey & Geospatial project documentation associated with Subsea Cable Installation.

- Apply and adhere to the Safety Management Systems, best practices and the SSE Large Capital Projects Governance processes for all projects whilst ensuring their actions and behaviours are in accordance with the SSE Safety Culture and core leadership values.

What do I need?

For the position of Marine Survey & Geospatial Lead, we are looking for someone with clear and demonstrable experience and understanding of Marine Survey & Geospatial requirements associated with Subsea Cable Installation who ideally has knowledge of the SSE company standards, policies and procedures.

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

- Extensive previous Marine Survey & Geospatial experience relative to subsea cable installation including having sailed as a Hydrographic Surveyor or Party Chief. Note: Similar experience in subsea pipeline and or umbilical installation will be considered, as will Hydrographic Survey experience in either the Royal Navy or Royal Engineers.

- Professional registration at Chartered Level or similar demonstrable experience, along with detailed and extensive Marine Survey & Geospatial knowledge relative to subsea cable installation.

- Experience of being personally responsible as a Project Surveyor or similar supporting the delivery of subsea installation works along with excellent communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to produce a high standard of documentation and reporting.

- The ability to manage any relative assigned packages of work in relation to Marine Survey & Geospatial activities in support of Subsea Cable Installation whilst considering any impacts to financial forecast and other programmed activities.

- An understanding of the Transmission Business and regulated environment that we operate in and will have a background in either the Offshore Transmission industry, offshore or subsea construction and installation, or the Offshore Wind sector on major projects. A strong engineering and construction knowledge relative to subsea installation and offshore operations including applicable HSE and CDM regulations is also essential to this role.

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.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

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 01738 342939 /

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.