Eletrical Fitter

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Hampshire
Categories: Trades and Technical, Electrical

Job Title: Electrical Fitter

Location: South East Region including; Portsmouth, Aldershot, Petersfield

Salary: £24,923 - £32,919 depending on skills and experience (up to £36,912 with full SAP)

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Our Role

As an Electrical Fitter, you work on all maintenance aspects of our electricity underground plant up to and including 33kV. This is a field based role with responsibility for maintaining power systems including, switchgear, transformers, busbars, relay panel and other associated equipment. To do this, you will utilise your strong communication skills to manage expectations with regards to arranging shutdowns with large businesses, Regional Councils, highway agencies amongst others stakeholders.

It can be very demanding role and involve working outdoors in all weather conditions, however it offers a great grounding in utilities with many of our existing Senior Managers starting as Electrical Fitters, Training and development will be on offer to get you fully authorised up to 33kV. You may also be required to participate in standby duties for fault restoration work as well as when authorisations have been gained. 

As SSEPD is a regulated business, you will hold a pivotal role in ensuring that our network complies with current and future regulatory rules (RIIOED1). We have demanding targets to complete each year and are looking to bring in new talent to our already skilled and motivated workforce to deal with the challenges that the network presents to us.

Your Skills and Experience

To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you have the following to join us;

  • Demonstrable experience of working on the electrical distribution network, ideally dealing with LV and HV plant maintenance.
  • Senior Authorised Person (SAP) permit up to 11kV would be advantageous, however not essential as training and development will be provided. Applicants that already have SAP status at 11kV will be considered for the role at SSE Grade 5
  • High regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority
  • Outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high-level service at all times
  • A full driver’s licence is required, with a towing licence and NRSWA ticket being advantageous 
  • Enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities


Our Company

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.

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. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.


Our Benefits

Lots of good things, including 34 days’ holidays (inclusive of public holidays), pension plans and paid volunteering days. Click here for a full breakdown; http://sse.com/careers/benefits-and-development/

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is: Friday 1st June 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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