Mechanical/Electrical Craftspersons

Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Highland Council
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SSE plc
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

About the Role

Base Location: Sloy Power Station, Clachan Power Station, Foyers power station, Inverawe Power Station and Dundreggan Dam.

Salary: £31,339 - £35,892 depending on skills and experience + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

SSE Renewables operates and maintains over 1000MW of Hydro Generation and associated infrastructure. The multi-disciplined team based in the Sloy /Awe and Foyers Great Glen are responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and repair of our Hydro Generation Plant to ensure it is kept in a safe and efficient state.

We currently have opportunities for Electrical and Mechanical Multi Skilled Craftspeople to join our Hydro Generation Operations and Maintenance team based at Sloy, Clachan or Inverawe, Power stations in Argyll And Foyers and Dundreggan in Invernesshire.

Some of your main accountabilities will include;

- Carrying out mechanical / electrical maintenance activities plus civil works within your competence.

- The day-to-day rectification, repair and designated project work.

- Carrying out routine inspections and checks to ensure our equipment and fixed plant is at a high standard of operational effectiveness.

- Reporting operational defects as they arise, carrying out risk assessments, plus environmental and safety inspections. You’ll also receive training to operate and isolate fixed generation plant.

- The job requires a high flexible attitude, from time to time, be required to work outside in all weather conditions and it may be necessary to carry out work out with normal working hours.

Due to the nature of these roles and our safety policy, you’ll be required to live, or be will to relocate, within 30 miles of the base location

What do I need?

To be successful in the role, we would love you to have;

- A minimum qualification of NVQ Level 3 / City and Guilds or equivalent craft apprenticeship certificates in an Electrical or Mechanical discipline.

- An Electrical/Mechanical or Multi-skilled craftsperson background, with hands on experience of working on generation equipment, or heavy rotating plant.

- The ability to create and maintain strong stakeholder relationships, as you’ll be working closely with the public, other teams and varying levels of senior management.

- A full and valid driving license is essential.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Pamela on 342002.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.