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Overhead Line Surveyor


Overhead Line Surveyor

  • 526613

Base Location: Perth, Inverness, Aberdeen or Dundee

Salary: £32,851 - £43,385 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

As our Overhead Line Surveyor, you’ll ensure our network is suitably constructed, eliminating health, safety and financial risks during the asset’s lifecycle. Your responsibilities will include:

- surveying existing and new overhead line routes to ensure the design is compliant with SSEN specifications and standards

- transferring this information on to suitable drawings, profiles and schedules for construction purposes

- carrying out route assessments for site suitability and accessibility, whilst identifying, documenting and mitigating site risks

- liaising with both internal and external stakeholders including customers, designers, land consent officers and project managers

This is a physical job which involves lone working and requires travel across the whole of Scotland.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we’re looking for you to have:

- a basic knowledge of overhead line construction from LV to 33kV

- an HNC or equivalent experience within the construction or engineering industry

- experience in the use of Leica GPS and Total Station surveying, as well as the use of AutoCAD and Electric Office software, however training will be provided as necessary

- a full, current driving licence as you will be making site visits. 4 X 4 training would be advantageous

- a responsible attitude towards safety and environmental issues, having the ability to carry out detailed point of work risk assessments whilst working to tight timescales

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 Andy on or 01738 340826.

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.


Closing date: May 18, 2021

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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

Explore our full list of benefits:

Employee benefits booklet


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