Inspection and Maintenance Field Unit Engineer

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Apr 1, 2021
Engineering Full Time - Continuing, Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Reading - Theale

Salary: Up to £61,175 Depending on skill and experience, plus car/car allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week | Flexible working options available

About the Department

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.

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?

To ensure the continued success of the business and ensure we continue to deliver the best possible service to our customer, we have an exciting and rare opportunity for two Field Unit Engineers to join the Inspection and Maintenance Team. Working across the Thames Valley Region, your main responsibilities and key area of focus will be, the management of our fluid filled cables and all our protections schemes up to and including 132kV. You will be required to design and implement a robust maintenance programme to ensure we are fully compliant in delivering our outputs, whilst reacting to faults and defects to ensure the network is fully operational.

The role will incorporate working on plant and apparatus up to and including 132kV and ensuring we have the correct development and training plans are in place to support the development of our young engineers and fitters. You will be responsible for all operational and safety duties ensuring plant and apparatus are installed and maintained in accordance with SSEN standards whilst supporting our maintenance teams. There will be a component of project delivery/management including the use of reporting systems

What do I need?

To be successful in the role, you will be qualified to at least HNC level (or equivalent experience) in a relevant engineering discipline, ideally Electrical. Further to this, SAP qualification (or working towards this) at 132kv would be highly advantageous; 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 duties and responsibilities as identified above. You must be self-disciplined with excellent organisational skills, capable of working on your own initiative and to deadlines within a high-pressure environment.

It is an essential requirement for this role that you have a full, current driving licence.

Our Benefits

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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]/ 0141 2247672. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

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

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.