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Electrical Engineer - Overhead lines

Dorset, England, Greater London, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Somerset, Swindon, Wiltshire
Full time
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SSE plc
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About the Role

Base Location: Reading, West London, Slough, Oxford, Swindon, Melksham, Poole, New Forest, Yeovil, Portsmouth, Aldershot, Petersfield

Salary: £49,559 - £63,643 + car / cash allowance + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Onsite

We have an exciting opportunity for an Electrical Engineer within our 132kV Overhead Line team within our distribution operations business.

You'll be a key member of the team helping with the safe delivery of a wide range of key inspections and maintenance activities as well as capital refurbishments.

We are looking for someone who has strong communication and problem-solving skills, with the ability to manage varying deadlines and priorities, whilst maintaining positive working relationships. Someone who can identify and implement innovative and effective business improvements.

The key duties and responsibilities of the Engineer are:

- Lead and work as part of the team ensuring all health and safety requirements have been met before work commences on site and are followed at all times.

- Resolve all immediate technical and planning issues, ensuring all work is carried out to necessary standards, schedule and customer requirements.

- Plan work programmes and monitor work progress to ensure customer requirements are met and standards achieved.

- Liaise, co-operate and co-ordinate with other managers as required to ensure cost effective application of resources.

- Pro-active approach in ensuring customer satisfaction is achieved and requirements under regulatory and Company standards are met. Where necessary take action to avert potential failures and resolve customer enquiries.

What do I need?

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

- An understanding of 132kV Overhead Lines and the environment we operate.

- Knowledge of current operations and maintenance activities including policies, procedures, electrical systems and their geography would be beneficial but not essential as informative training will be provided.

- ONC in Electrical/Power Engineering or equivalent qualification or gained equivalent experience is preferred, but not essential as training can be provided

- Site management safety training scheme (SMSTS) or Institution of Occupational Health & Safety (IOSH) qualification.

Safety is a key priority at SSEN and throughout everything we do. You should be passionate about safety, set and maintain high standards and promote a safe working environment.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we're looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You'll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. You'll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net zero, so teamwork will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger – an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.

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 Kim on / 01738 344051.

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.