Trainee/ HV Engineer

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: M4 corridor
Categories: Construction, Engineering, Trades and Technical, Electrical, Transmission, Contract Management

Job Title: Trainee HV Contracts Engineer

Location: Swindon / M4 Corridor

Salary: Attractive salary package plus company car and excellent benefits

Permanent | Full Time Hours

Our Role

SSE Enterprise is part of SSE Plc and focuses on providing high quality energy and telecommunication services for the B2B sector.  As such, we’re the only one of the UK’s top six energy companies to bring together our energy, energy solutions, telecoms and engineering expertise. Our end-to-end solutions are designed to address the energy challenges facing UK businesses. SSE Enterprise has an aim to grow significantly over the next 5 years and as such we have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee or HV Engineer to join our team.    

Reporting to the HV Manager you’ll be responsible for identifying and developing sustainable HV business opportunities, focusing on new and existing HV contract customers. In addition, you will assist with designing, estimating, planning and managing the delivery of associated work contracts. You will also provide a consistent workflow and optimise the profit contribution to the business and ensure all safety, quality, technical and commercial requirements are met.

You’ll prepare accurate estimates of net cost for HV work to enable others to develop commercial pricing and presentation. Above all you’ll always practice and promote a positive safety culture which is our number one value at SSE.  With excellent attention to detail, you’ll issue construction drawings and schematic drawings as required to complete installations. You will ensure HV/EHV construction projects meet the design specification, making recommendations to customers and colleagues on the most efficient maintenance of HV/EHV networks and equipment

Skills Required

As an experienced HV Engineer, you’ll have an excellent understanding of electrical safety procedures and will be able to confidently advise others on their correct application.  You will have sound HV and LV electrical knowledge and will be familiar with all Suspension of Operational Practice, Dangerous Incident Notifications and National Defect Reports.

The successful applicant will need an electrical background encompassing a range of contracting activities and be able to demonstrate commercial acumen and enthusiasm to help grow our business. You will have the ability to identify, quote and manage HV contracts and will be able to negotiate with clients to secure profitable business.  You should also be able to apply financial and budgetary controls so that maximum profit is received, whilst managing quality, safety and planning of the work.  You will be required to have a working knowledge of the CDM regulations, in addition to general office applications including MS Project and be committed to continuous improvement.

Our Company

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

SSE Enterprise Contracting is one of the UK's largest Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contractors with a product/service portfolio ranging from M&E LV, HV, Instrumentation, Street Lighting, Facilities Management through to Combined Heat and Power solutions.

Our Benefits

With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 26th April 2018

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.




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