Automation Technician

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Berkshire, Outer London, M4 corridor
Categories: Construction, Engineering, Electrical

Job Title: Automation Technician

Location: Slough Depot

Salary: £35,147 - £46,418 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Our Role

The Thames Valley Region, Network Construction Team, is part of the SSEN Distribution South Business responsible for the delivery of Capital investment projects and maintenance of HV and EHV networks.  Thames Valley covers the geographical area along the M4 corridor from Newbury to West London and provides power to nearly 900,000 businesses and homes.

We are looking for an Automation Technician to join our Network Construction Team, you will be responsible for ensuring the Regions 11kV automation schemes are delivered to time and budget under its capital delivery programme. This will include the commissioning of new schemes and rectification of defects on our existing network infrastructure. You’ll work closely with the wider Network Construction team and interface with other SSEN departments and Contractors to deliver programmes safely and effectively.


Your Skills and Experience

To be successful, you’ll have previous experience working on Power Networks and a minimum HNC qualification linked to Electrical, Telecoms or Power Systems. You’ll have previous experience working on Network Automation Schemes and a sound knowledge of 11kV plant and equipment used for Power Distribution networks. An understanding of Real Time Systems interfaces, DNO authorisations for 11kV switching and/or Senior authorisation status would be preferred but training can be provided. 

You’ll have a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do. Outstanding customer relationship skills and a commitment to providing high-level service at all times is essential, you’ll have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working alongside different internal and external teams.

We are looking for candidates with enthusiasm and drive and a flexible approach to work with the 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

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities


Next Steps

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

Closing date for applications is: Tuesday 25th September 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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