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Operational Technology (OT) Specialist

Scheme at Scottish Water

Operational Technology (OT) Specialist

Scheme at Scottish Water

  • LocationEdinburgh, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 12 Sep, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 30,000.0 per year

Would you like to help us create the Scottish Water that can deal with the future?

As an Operational Technology (OT) Specialist Graduate based within Scottish Water’s Intelligent Control Centre (ICC) you’ll be contributing to the success and continued growth of one of Scotland’s most critical businesses.

Joining us in September 2019, you'll have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and experience learned to date on a wide variety of Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) including Programmable Logic Control (PLC) systems, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Telemetry and a range of OT applications, equipment and tools absolutely essential to ensure the performance of our assets are monitored and capable of remote intervention on a 24/7/365 basis.

The recent introduction of new regulations associated with Network and Information Systems are aimed at protecting against a range of Cyber-Security threats, which have increased significantly across a range of sectors over the last few years. A key aspect of this role will support the deployment, maintenance and on-going improvement in cyber security, governance and overall resilience across Scottish Water(SW) operational asset base where a dependency on OT systems is essential to maintain an effective, productive and resilient customer service.

We offer a tailored learning and development opportunity that will support your career development enabling you to reach your full potential. You’ll have the ability to add value, inspire trust and demonstrate pride in your work to ensure you thrive within our business.

You’ll learn about the vital role our ICC and field based teams play in protecting SW customer service and the dependency on OT systems to support the protection of the service to our customers. You will have the opportunity to support the development and improvement in areas from our standards and specifications, delivery into service of new OT systems and influence future investment planning decisions and business plans to ensure technology delivers true customer and operational value.

Placements within a number of key stakeholder teams during your two year programme will allow you to challenge yourself and colleagues as we are looking for Graduates who have the determination to succeed add value and become our future subject matter experts and leaders.

To be successful you must share our passion for delivering great customer service and you will have a minimum 2:2 (or be on track to achieve a minimum 2:2) degree or postgraduate qualification associated with IACS or Electrical and Electronic engineering discipline. You will have excellent analytical skills and you’ll be ready to engage fully in the development opportunities that are available to you.

You’ll be given the chance to stretch yourself in placements across the business and across Scotland too... by being flexible in your thinking and sometimes in your location. We also have a growing international business which means there may even be some fantastic opportunities for you to work on projects abroad.

Want to be part of our exciting programme now and in future? Apply by midnight on the 30th September 2018.

Working at Scottish Water

Scottish Water is one of the UKs leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher - but we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part in ensuring that Scottish Water is trusted to care for the water on which Scotland depends.

Our employee engagement levels are among the highest in the UK and we have an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people’s differences. We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and we are proud to have been recognised with Gold Standard Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people.

As a Scottish Water Graduate you can expect to receive excellent training and support, to enable you to realise your full potential and to progress your skills, growth and career within our business. You will also be eligible for all benefits that our employees enjoy such as 37 days holiday per year, eligibility to join the defined benefit, contributory pension scheme and much more.

Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process. Details can be found on our website.
Please note. Direct applications won't be considered. We are not in a position to accept emailed CV’s.

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