We're looking for experienced Linespeople to join our Northern and Southern Electric Power Distribution teams.
A Linesperson is at the heart of our network, helping us to power change and this is an opportunity to develop an exciting career and further authorisations within SSE.
Base Location: Flexible but will be required to cover various locations in the South of England
Salary: £26,120 to £34,500
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 Hours | Flexible Working Options Available
About the Department
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.
What is the Role?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Linesperson to join our teams based in South of England.
In this role, you'll mainly work as part of a team carrying out various overhead line inspections and maintenance whilst also carrying out work on construction projects on the 33kV & 132kV overhead line network.
You'll also be responsible for the safety of yourself and colleagues, and act as ambassador for a strong safety culture in everything you do.
The role can be demanding, and you'll be required to respond quickly to emergency situations; we want to provide the best possible service to our customers in their time of need.
In addition, the role will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions and there may also be a requirement to undertake standby duties. There may also be a requirement for the successful candidates to stay away from home depending on job location.
What do I need?
To ensure you get the most from your role, it would be beneficial if you have the following:
- Previous experience and knowledge of working at heights.
- Previous examples and knowledge of working outdoors in all weather conditions.
- Previous experience and knowledge of 33kV & 132kv overhead line tower work.
- A relevant qualification, SSE or Equivalent DNO Operational Authorisations would be advantageous (but not essential as training for this can be provided), or Tower Rescue experience would all be a great advantage too.
- You will need a Full UK Driving License for the position.
Whilst the above skills and experience are important, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our future employees; a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority, strong communication skills and an ability to convey technical aspects in a transferable manner, enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities.
About our Business
SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.
Life at SSE
If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.
At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.
SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.
All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.
If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Robert.Clark@sse.com / 01738 341105
Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.
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