Major Projects Field Unit Engineer

 
  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Sep 14, 2021
Technology, Engineering Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: New Forest, Portsmouth, Poole, Basingstoke, Aldershot

Salary:£ 46,319 - £61,175 + car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

To ensure the continued success of the business, we have an exciting opportunity for a Delivery Field Engineer – Major projects, based within South East and Wessex regions, delivering a wide range of construction projects.

- The team specialises in the design and construction of electrical projects on the 132kv, 33kv and 11kv distribution networks.

- There will also be a component of internal delivery, small scale replacement projects fault related or capital based. You will also be expected to have knowledge of EHV fluid filled cable systems, typical construction, fault location and repair methods.

- 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 will play a pivotal role in delivering these.

- The role will incorporate working on plant up to and including 132kV. The work will include operational and safety duties ensuring plant and apparatus are installed and maintainable in accordance with SSEN standards. There will be components of project delivery/management including the use of reporting systems.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- 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. 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.

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

- You must be a logical thinker with an enquiring mind, with good analytical skills and an eye for detail. You must be self disciplined with excellent organisational skills, capable of working on your own initiative and to deadlines within a high pressure environment.

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.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

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 gemma.hume@sse.com / 01738 340 128

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.

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