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Senior Authorised Person - Solar & Battery


Senior Authorised Person - Solar & Battery

  • 543313
  • Closing at: Dec 4 2022 at 23:55 GMT

About the Role

Base Location: Field Based

Salary: Competitive + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time (37 hours per week)

Main Purpose of Job

 The Solar & Battery Senior Authorised Person is a key role within our Operations team, you will be responsible for safety from the system on our solar and battery assets, initially in the 33kv -132kv range. In this role you will be involved in all aspects of the management and control of electricity substation assets up to and including 132kV. The role can be physically demanding and will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions. You may be required to participate in standby duties for fault restoration work and emergency switching. Future development of this role will include undertaking SAP duties for a higher voltage (275kv and 400kv).

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

  • Demonstrable experience of working on Distribution Network Operator systems, preferably with SAP authorisation and be authorised for EHV/HV/LV switching on assets up to and including 132kv, as you will be carrying out operational duties, including the issue of Safety Documents, on our assets.
  • Experience of working on EHV Distribution voltages and an understanding of commissioning, switching and emergency response at this level would be advantageous but not crucial
  • Experience of the Solar and Battery sector an advantage but not mandatory
  • A good understanding of the Model Distribution Safety Rules along with NOP 3 or 4 authority would be ideal, inputting Planned Supply Interruptions & writing switching schedules would be an expected requirement of the role.
  • High regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority.
  • A full UK driving licence is essential for this role

Functional and Technical Skills

  • Minimum HNC qualifications preferably in Electrical Engineering
  • Member of a professional body (e.g., IET) is preferable but not essential
  • Professional with excellent communication skills
  • Highly organised with excellent time management skills
  • Preferably highly competent with key Microsoft Office packages (e.g. Work / Excel / PowerPoint), Office 365 and SharePoint.

About our Business

SSE's Solar and Battery Storage team is one of the fastest growing parts of SSE Group with an exciting multi-GW pipeline of projects in train. In order to accelerate progress towards net zero SSE Group is investing £7m a day on low carbon infrastructure, creating 1,000 green jobs a year in the process, as part of its £23bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme). Our solar and battery projects will play a crucial role in getting us to net zero by helping to balance the Grid and by helping us to fully harness the power of renewable generation. SSE is a FTSE30 company intent on building a better world of energy. We're looking to double the size of our current team by attracting people who share our passion for getting to net zero, at what is a very exciting time for the energy sector

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As 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, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

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 zoe.gillespie@sse.com.

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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