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Electrical Fitter


Electrical Fitter

  • 542160
  • Closing at: Aug 21 2022 at 23:55 BST

Electrical Fitter - Power Station

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Base Location: Stornoway Isle of Lewis:  Battery Point & Arnish Power Stations

Salary: £27,991 - £35, 546 (depending on skills and experience) + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Pay Progression and training opportunities could see the successful candidate progress to SSE5 then SSE6, which has a current maximum salary of £44,700

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Power Distribution, part of the SSE group, owns and operates two electricity distribution networks and one transmission network, comprising some 123,000 substations and 127,000km of overhead lines and underground cables, distributing electricity to 3.5 million homes and businesses in the North of Scotland and Southern England.

What is the Role

SSE is one of the largest and most diverse energy companies in the UK. Our core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way.

SSE Power Distribution is part of the SSE group which owns and operates two electricity distribution networks and one transmission network, comprising of some 123,000 substations and 127,000 kilometres of underground cables and overhead lines and delivers power to 30% of the UK's landmass, serving 3.5 Million customers.

We have islands off the West and North Coast of Scotland that are supplied by submarine cables. These islands have an embedded Diesel Power Station which acts as an emergency supply when faults occur.  It is within our Power Stations at Battery Point and Arnish in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis that an exciting opportunity has arisen for an Electrical Fitter.

Although your main base will be Stornoway, the Embedded Generation group are also responsible for the maintenance of other island power stations therefore there may be a requirement to travel infrequently to others located in the Western Isles, Inner Hebrides and Northern Isles. A full driving licence is essential.

What do I need?

As an Electrical Fitter you will be responsible for performing routine maintenance, undertaking fault finding and repairs on the fixed installations of the power stations, as well as planning and organising maintenance work and assisting with general day to day tasks within the stations, whilst they are operational.

You'll also be part of the team that operate the stations and participate in a standby rota as required. Full training will be provided for this.  

As part of the company ethos you may be asked to carry out duties out with your main core skills but within your capabilities, therefore a degree of flexibility is required. 

To be successful in this role, you will be able to call on your skills associated with maintenance of electrical plant and systems, electrical installation and testing. You will have experience of working with single and three phase systems including plant such as motors and pumps as well as control and instrumentation systems.

Experience of working with generation station assets and HV systems would be an advantage. Good team working skills are considered essential.

Successful candidates would also be required to show a positive attitude towards health and safety in the workplace.

Knowledge and experience of mechanical systems would be an advantage, however not considered essential for the role.

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.

Next Steps

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 / 01738 341105

EXTERNAL: 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.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.



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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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