Senior Authorised Person

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Oct 9, 2020
Engineering Full Time - Continuing, Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Devon, Cornwall and Somerset

Salary: Competitive plus car/car allowance and benefits

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE Enterprise Contracting is one of the UK's largest Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contractors with a product/service portfolio ranging from M&E LV, HV, Instrumentation, Street Lighting, Facilities Management through to Combined Heat and Power solutions.

What is the Role?

In this role you'll be working across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, on our HV networks and associated plant as well as providing technical support during early sales engagement. You'll also undertake full SAP operational duties ranging from operational switching, network control and creating and implementing protection settings. There will also be a requirement to provide project management expertise across a range of HV Projects.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you'll ideally be an experienced Senior Authorised Person on HV systems up to 11kV, with extensive operational experience on a diverse range of HV systems and accredited to the standards set by a UK licenced Distribution Network Operator. Experience and authorisation up to 33kV would be advantageous but not essential. You'll be familiar with, and comply with, all Suspension of Operational Practice, Dangerous Incident Notifications and National Defect Reports, with proven expertise in complex site project and contract management. In addition, you'll have extensive knowledge of Switching and Network Control as well as the construction, commissioning and operation of electrical plant and equipment on all types of HV systems, including complex protection schemes and grading studies.

Passionate about safety, you'll promote this throughout your team and to all Contractors on site, comfortably challenging any unsafe behaviours or attitudes. You'll have strong communication skills, with the ability to deliver technical training and advice to less-experienced colleagues. You will use your people-management skills to effectively achieve results from your team of direct labour and from Contractors.

A full UK driving licence is also essential to enable you to cover the area.

If you successfully secure a role with us, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining.

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 submitting your application please get in touch with [email protected] 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.