Head of Hydro Asset Systems

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, SCT
  • May 13, 2022
Engineering Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and 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.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible across Scotland, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, or Inverness

Salary:£Competitive + 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

In this role you'll take overall accountability for the application of our Asset Management System and the provision of common operational services, ensuring the Hydro Asset Management directorate delivers all aspects of our Renewables Operating Model whilst driving a process of continuous improvement in our asset management capabilities and processes to provide the best returns from the assets we operate.

As well as supporting the real time running of the business, you will deliver medium and long term asset management systems and strategies to ensure delivery and growth of our existing assets to increase our annual EBITDA of ~£400m.

In addition to the above your key responsibilities will include:-

- Over accountability for the development of our Asset Class Strategies as well as O&M strategies for the Hydro assets.

- Lead a multi-disciplined team, who are motivated, engaged and have the required competence, training and authorisations to complete work to a high standard and always with safety at the top of the agenda.

- Oversee the planning activities of both asset level and production planning. This includes the annual operational plan, the collation and production of output plans for all assets, the management of change process to ensure all updates are diligently applied and appropriately authorised.

- Provide oversight to ensure the effective and compliant management of all operational activities, including Grid code compliance, connection agreements, balancing mechanism, CapMech and other operational and service contracts.

- Focus on safety, sustainability and continuous improvement of our people, processes and assets. This includes implementing up-to-date technology and techniques, working with stakeholders in E&I to provide real time data and analysis from our assets and activities.

What do I need?

We're looking for you to bring a broad range of practical experience in a similar asset management role including knowledge of building and delivering strategies, the ability to interpret and discern market information to optimise plant and a good working knowledge of the electricity market, ideally renewable generation.

To be considered in this role, we'd love you to have:-

- Proven experience in asset management systems, and their application in asset intense industries.

- Previous people management experience, including the ability to manage a high performance, multi-disciplined team who are geographically dispersed.

- Knowledge of technology employed across our Hydro assets, its capabilities, requirements and limitations and how it can be deployed on a portfolio basis to maximise income and manage risk is preferred. Full support will be provided for those who can bring experience of transferable technologies in the renewables/ energy industry.

- Awareness of our sector and the processes and key performance indicators required to effectively manage Renewable energy. This includes a good awareness of our industry and the appropriate systems and processes to ensure the business maintains regulatory compliance.

- Commercial awareness with a fundamental understanding of finance. This includes the ability to read and discern risk and opportunities from financial reports and accounts.

- Strong stakeholder management and communication skills, with the ability to engage with a range of internal stakeholders, influencing and negotiating as appropriate.

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 Jenna.Jackson@sse.com / 01738 341390.

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.