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Mechanical/Electrical Fitter.


Mechanical/Electrical Fitter.

  • 541331
  • Closing at: Aug 28 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Reading, Slough or West London

Salary: £25,844 - £35,194 + London Allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available


Do you have some experience as Mechanical or Electrical Fitter, or looking for a career change and would like to be part of a forward thinking company that powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland?


We are looking for interested candidates with a Mechanical or Electrical bias to join us and work as part of a team maintaining, inspecting, and repairing the electricity network that supplies our customers.

What is the Role?

- In this role you will be responsible for maintaining electrical equipment on the electricity network up to 132,000 Volts, ensuring maintenance is completed within specific time frames and the network is restored to normal operation as soon as possible. This will also include emergency response to fault scenarios.

- You will be part of the team that is involved in the delivery of maintenance and inspection volumes in line with agreed targets, including all plant and equipment (both electrical and mechanical) ensuring it is operating within designated limits. 

- You will assist the maintenance team with switching out the network and restoration switching within authorisation level, including planning on how, when and where all works will take place.

- You will be an ambassador for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks when interacting with external and internal customers, including National Grid and small scale power stations, to deliver world class customer service and protect the SSE brand.

- Safety is a key priority at SSE and throughout everything you do you will adhere to safety policies and procedures.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

 - Some experience as Mechanical or Electrical Fitter.  Knowledge of the Electrical Distribution Network would be an advantage, but not necessary as training can be provided.

 - A high regard for safety with strong customer service skills.

- Excellent communication skills are essential to this role as we deal with customer related issues face to face on a daily basis, and good service allows us to achieve our broader measure requirements and targets.

- A clean driving licence and flexible approach to working hours and work location is a must.

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.

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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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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