Tower Linesperson

Berkshire, Dorset, England, England, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Somerset, Surrey, Swindon, Wiltshire, Wiltshire
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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About the Role

Base Location: Reading, Slough, Southampton, Portsmouth, Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Farnham, Newbury, Oxford, Petersfield, Thatcham, Melksham, New Forest, Poole, Salisbury, Swindon or Yeovil

Salary: £31,339 - £35,892 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Onsite

We have an exciting opportunity for a Linesperson to join our team based in the South of England.

Even if you live outside of this area, we can provide you with accommodation for the working week.

You'll be part of a great team carrying out various overhead line inspections and maintenance.

The role will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions, making sure our customers are never without power.

About the Department

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.

What is the Role?

In this role, you'll mainly work as part of a team carrying out various overhead line inspections and maintenance whilst also carrying out work on construction projects on the 33kV & 132kV overhead line network.

- You'll be responsible for the safety of yourself and colleagues, and act as an ambassador for a strong safety culture in everything you do.

- The role can be demanding and you'll be required to respond quickly to emergency situations; we want to provide the best possible service to our customers in their time of need.

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from your role, it would be beneficial if you have the following:

- Previous experience and knowledge of working at heights.

- Previous examples and knowledge of working outdoors in all weather conditions.

- Previous experience and knowledge of 33kV & 132kV overhead line tower work.

- A relevant qualification, SSE or equivalent DNO Operational Authorisations would be advantageous (but not essential as training for this can be provided), or Tower Rescue experience would be a great advantage too.

- You will need a full UK driving license for the position.

Whilst the above skills and experience are important, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our future employees; a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority, strong communication skills and an ability to convey technical aspects in a transferable manner, enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities.

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 employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.