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Job description

Base Location: Lerwick

Salary: £26,120 - £34,500 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time hours

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 Shift Operator, you'll operate engines and auxiliary plant under the direction and supervision of the Shift Supervisor ensuring safe and efficient operation of plant and equipment in accordance with company safety standards, relevant company procedures and local arrangements to deliver a continuous supply to the Shetland Grid. The Lerwick Power Plant includes 9 diesel engines ranging from 3.5 to 12.75 MW, 2 x 5 MW Gas Turbines, a 2.1 MW rated stream turbine and all associated auxiliaries and systems including sections of the Gremista 11kV Switchroom and 33kV substation.

In addition to the above, you'll synchronise generators and identify where practicable repair defects on shift and carry out maintenance duties on spare day shifts.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you'll have knowledge of all generating and auxiliary plant elements and a good understanding of various site environmental limits. An ability to carry out basic fault finding and to be able to recognise plant and system issues is key. You'll have an understanding of SSE's company environmental targets and an ability to work within the safety rules.

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

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@sse.com. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

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: 24 Jun 2020 GMT Daylight Time
Applications close: 13 Jul 2020 GMT Daylight Time
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