Major Projects Field Unit Engineer

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • May 4, 2022
Engineering Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Base Location: Poole, Portsmouth or New Forest

Salary:£51,125 to £62,405 + car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent, Full Time 37 hrs per week | Flexible First options available

Our Role

To ensure the continued success of the business, we have an exciting opportunity for a Major Projects Field Unit Engineer. Working across the South East and Wessex regions the team specialises in the design and construction of electrical projects on the 132kv, 33kv and 11kv distribution networks. There are several projects underway to replace and upgrade the electricity network including sub-stations, over-head lines and underground cables. This investment exceeds £70m per annum and you’ll play a pivotal role in delivering these.

Core Duties

The role will incorporate working on electrical networks and plant up to and including 132kV and will include operational SAP and safety duties as required.

Acting as the local liaison on behalf of the business to ensure plant and apparatus are installed and maintained in accordance with SSEN standards.

There will be component of project delivery/management including the use of reporting systems.

Being involved in large capital delivery projects and connections projects from conception to completion.

Responding to the needs of the business as required.

What do I need?

To be successful in the role, you will ideally be qualified to at least HNC level (or equivalent experience) in a relevant engineering discipline, ideally Electrical.

SAP qualification at 132kv would be highly advantageous (or someone who is working towards this); as would a qualification in safety.  

Given the technical nature of the role, it is essential that you have demonstrable experience in a similar role, performing similar duties and responsibilities as identified above.  It is also important that you will have an eye on long term development in order to identify and implement innovative and effective business improvements.

You must be self-disciplined with excellent organisational skills, capable of working on your own initiative and to deadlines within a high-pressure environment.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, being comfortable dealing with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external are essential.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / +44 1738 341523.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.