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Safety, Health and Wellbeing Assurance Specialist

Full Time


About the role

Base Location: Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness or Dundee

Salary: £45,600 – £71,600 + car / car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

The Safety, Health and Wellbeing (SHW) Assurance Specialist (Safety Auditor) is a highly technical, competent, professional role in the SSEN Transmission SHW team that ensures the SSEN Transmission business establishes and maintains a robust, fit for purpose and assured SHW management system and associated assurance arrangements. This position is critical to the provision of risk-based SHW governance processes to ensure SSEN Transmission is made aware of the level of compliance with SHW duties imposed by statute and Group standards and the effective auditing and assurance activities based on approved governance arrangements.

– Ensure the necessary SHW Assurance support and guidance is provided to enable the SSEN Transmission business to manage their SHW risks.

– Assessing and reporting on SHW compliance with SSE standards, SSEN Transmission policies and procedures and relevant regulations through delivery of the Annual SHW Assurance Programme.

– Support the development of the risk-based SHW Assurance Programme with relevant aims, objectives and protocols in conjunction with the SHW Support Manager.

– Play a lead role in the coordination and delivery of Transmission Project Safety Reviews (PSR) which are a critical component of the SSE Large Capital Projects governance process.

– In order to implement SSE Group and SSEN Transmission requirements, key SHW projects may be assigned to the SHW Assurance Specialist by the SHW Support Manager to be delivered within the SSEN Transmission business.

What do I need?

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

– Degree level SHW qualifications or equivalent knowledge gained through experience in an electricity Networks business or major construction business (minimum of 5 years preferred).

– Lead Auditor qualification and/ or extensive experience preferably gained within an electricity Networks business incorporating best practice into SHW audit processes in large organisations.

– Sound knowledge of the SHW aspects of design, planning, construction, maintenance and operational field practices in the electrical Transmission/ Distribution industry.

– Well organised, structured, systematic approach, with the ability to identify and analyse complex technical issues, understand risks and implement appropriate solutions.

– Good ability to organise, prioritise workload under own initiative and critically assess own performance.

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.

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 Iona on 01738 344049.

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.

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