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Utility Groundworker/HGV Driver

Highland Council
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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About the Role

Base Location: Inverness

Salary: £26,609 - £30,472 + overtime + standby allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

As Groundworker/HGV driver, you'll be responsible for:

- Ground working including laying various type and sizes of cable in line with business requirements.

- Excavations for new connections and fault investigation. General track works, reinstatement of various forms of streetscape in the footpath and carriageway.

- Standby duties to support the business in responding to faults overnight and at weekends, on a rotated basis.

- This role requires a flexible approach as duties may vary to meet business needs.

- Driving a heavy goods vehicle.

What do I need?

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

- Previous experience working in a similar role and a current class 2 HGV driving license.

- Duties involved in this role can be physically demanding, and will involve working in all weathers, a 'can-do' attitude and excellent team working skills are essential.

- An NRSWA Street Works ticket, HIAB training and/or any experience of operating plant with relevant tickets/qualifications, are not essential, but would be advantageous.

- A high appreciation for safety in everything you do, and work with your team to promote a strong safety culture.

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 team work 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?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

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 Jim on / 01738 341514.

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.