Overhead Line Inspector (514124)

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Oxfordshire
Categories: Other, Trades and Technical, Onshore, Business Support, Asset Management, Civil/Structural

Overhead Line Inspector (514124)

Oxford Depot

Salary: £18,465 - £21,550 

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across Scotland and Central Southern England. Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

SSE Power Distribution is part of the SSE group which owns and operates two electricity distribution networks and one transmission network, comprising of some 123,000 substations and 127,000 kilometres of underground cables and overhead lines and delivers power to 30% of the UK's landmass, serving 3.5 Million customers. The team being part of OPG carries out statutory line surveying of the overhead network to ensure Environmental Safety Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQC Regulations) compliance.

Your role will be to walk and survey overhead lines recording information on a hand – held GPS device to ensure the quantity of overhead lines surveyed are kept to the planned target. The information you collate will be accurate to ensure we comply with Health and Safety Regulations and documented in accordance with required standards, methods and procedures. You’ll also be committed to working safely at all times. You’ll identify and implement innovative and effective business improvements.

An understanding of the ESQC Regulations would be beneficial. Safety is one of our key priorities, so you should have the ability to risk assess activities throughout your working day and to work within our Health and Safety guidelines. Due to the nature of this role you must have the ability to work flexibly to meet business requirements. You’ll possess excellent customer service, organisational and problem solving skills and enjoy working outdoors in all conditions and have knowledge of map reading. This role can be physically demanding, so a basic level of fitness is required.

Although based in your local area, you may reasonably be required to work anytime and anywhere within the country to service business demands so a driving license is essential.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 24th September 2017

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. As a courtesy, internal candidates should please notify their line manager prior to submitting their application. Successful candidates will be subject to the company's verification and vetting process which includes a basic criminal record check.

There are big energy challenges ahead, but with your skills and experience there are just as many opportunities. As one of the UK's largest and fastest growing energy companies, we take great pride in our work. So, if you want to work in an environment passionate about safety, innovation, teamwork and excellence in everything we do, you'll be proud to be part of SSEN.




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