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Job description

Base Location: Oxford, Swindon, Poole, Portsmouth, Slough - South of England

Salary: £46,319 - £61, 175 + car/cash allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Flexible working patterns 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?

Due to continued growth we are recruiting a Protection and Control Field Engineer to join the Technical Services Protection and Control Team.

The Protection and Control Field Engineer will promote operational safety across the Distribution network in the South, developing safe systems of work, identifying how protection schemes can assist in network safety. Working with trainee engineers as well as with other experienced commissioning engineers, you will be responsible for ensuring that protection schemes are commissioned and maintained correctly, Ensuring the network operates safely and effectively. You will also ensure all plant and equipment information is recorded and added to the SEPD asset database.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role you will preferably be Senior Authorised to 33kV with SFT or working towards this level, experienced in a similar role commissioning and maintaining protection schemes. Knowledge of protection grading and settings calculations is desirable.

Managing safety is essential and you will be confident in fault finding and be proactive in finding solutions and developing improvements. You will be an excellent team player and be comfortable engaging with key stakeholders across the business with demonstrable experience managing sub-contractors and third party vendors.

A minimum HNC or equivalent experience in a relevant subject is preferred, in addition to experience in this field with a DNO or a supplier to the industry.

For this role you must have a full, current driving license.

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 Martin Prosser - martin.prosser@sse.com . We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

External candidates please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

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.


Advertised: 29 Jun 2020 GMT Daylight Time
Applications close: 12 Jul 2020 GMT Daylight Time

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