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Job description

Base Location: Thames Valley Region

Salary: £26,773 - £34,419 depending on skills and experience (up to £39,652 with full SAP)

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full time, 37 hours | Flexible working options available

About the Department

Operations are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.

What is the Role?

As an Electrical Fitter, you will be responsible for the maintenance and inspection of all plant and apparatus associated with our underground electrical network from LV up and including 132kV. You will be working on all types of Electrical Switchgear, Transformers, Busbars, Isolators and network protection systems.

This is a field-based role where your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to; Outage planning, Switching, isolation & earthing at all voltages, the issuing and receipting safety documents along with creating work packs and risk mitigation. To do this you will need strong communication skills ensuring you are able to manage the expectations and needs of both internal and external stakeholders.

This is a very demanding role and will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions. However, this job offers a great grounding in the utilities industry with many of our existing Senior Managers having started out as Electrical Fitters.

Training and development will be on offer to get you fully authorised up to 33kV SAP and above for the right candidate. Once qualified you will be required to participate in an out of hours standby duties for fault restoration and expected to work during storms conditions and bad weather events.

SSEPD is a regulated business, you will have a pivotal role in ensuring that our network complies with current and future regulatory obligation such as (RIIOED1). We have demanding targets and are looking to bring in new talent to our already skilled and motivated workforce allowing us to deal with the challenges ahead.

What Do I Need?

To be successful in this role it would be advantageous to have the following skills and experience;

- Experience working on electrical networks from LV up to and inc 132kV.

- Knowledge and understanding of electrical maintenance activities.

- Ability to plan your own work and form part of a team.

- Senior Authorised Person (SAP) permit up to 11kV or above would be advantageous, however not essential as training and development will be provided.

- High regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture is essential.

- Outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high-level of service.

- Enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

- A full driver's licence is required for any applicant to be considered. The ability to tow would be an advantage however training will be provided.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch with gemma.hume@sse.com. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

The successful candidate will be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process. This includes a basic criminal records check.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all 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.

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Advertised: 15 Oct 2020 GMT Daylight Time
Applications close: 01 Nov 2020 GMT Standard Time

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