Sub Station Inspector & Clearance Operative

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Oxfordshire, Wiltshire
Categories: Construction, Engineering, Project Management

Location: Swindon Depot; Oxfordshire / Wiltshire

Salary: £9.57 - £11.89 depending on skills and experience

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week


Our Role

At SSE Power Distribution our core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. Our strategy is to deliver sustained growth in the dividend payable to shareholders through efficient operation of; and investment in, a balanced range of regulated and non-regulated businesses. We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Substation Clearance and Inspection Operative to join our team.

Your main responsibilities will be to be involved in Substation landscape maintenance and weed control. You’ll be involved in annual Substation plant inspections on SSE’s 11kV network. The role can be physically demanding, and you will be working outdoors in all weathers.

If you enjoy working outdoors, this is your chance to contribute to the maintenance of our network, through a rolling programme of sustainable clearance.


Your Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you must have excellent customer service skills and a high regard for your own and the safety of others in all situations. You’ll have good problem solving and organisational skills. As there is a requirement to travel in various locations, a full driving license is therefore essential. As a lone worker, you will need to be self-motivated. Previous experience with landscaping machinery, PA1 and PA6 NPTC spraying qualifications would be an advantage, but not necessary as all training can be provided.


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: Thursday 24th January 2019

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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