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Tree Cutting Field Manager / Arborist


Tree Cutting Field Manager / Arborist

  • 543399
  • Closing at: Dec 9 2022 at 23:55 GMT

Job title: Tree Cutting Field Manager / Arbosrist 

Location: Fort William & surrounding areas

Salary: £30,272 - £35,194 (depending on skills and experience)

Permanent | Full Time Hours (37)

Our Role

We invest millions every year to make sure that our network is in the best condition possible to minimise the risk of power cuts and to ensure the safety of the public. During high winds and storms, trees can contact our equipment and cause power cuts, and so we cut them down or trim them back to keep the lights on. As well as installing the latest technologies and carrying out regular maintenance, we have our in-house tree-cutting team to make sure that trees and vegetation are kept away from our overhead lines and equipment.

Being part of the tree cutting team, you will be involved with managing a highly skilled team who maintain trees & vegetation near the distribution network. Working with safety at the forefront of all activities, you will work with the team to manage a cyclical programme of tree cutting operations.

The key duties & responsibilities of the Field Manager are:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a 'best-in-class’ team of utility arborists through field-based coaching and mentoring activities
  • Co-ordinate and lead key projects on site involving complex or challenging situations including storm response work
  • Work with the tree cutting management group to identify efficient ways of working whilst maintaining highest standards of safety and providing great customer service
  • Undertake a range of auditing activities focussing on safety, quality and service whilst maintaining transparent and accurate tracking and monitoring of performance, supplying outputs to the business
  • Supporting the Team manager delivering safety briefings to create a genuinely safety-based culture within the team

Your Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in tree cutting, forestry or arboriculture; similar capacity experience is considered
  • Holding experience of working with power lines, and climbing would be highly advantageous
  • You should be comfortable working outdoors. You should already hold relevant NPTC certificate units for the use of chainsaws, and a qualification or certificates including NPTC UA would be a bonus, however not essential
  • Knowledge of the electricity network would be beneficial, however for the right applicant, full training will be provided
  • A full, current driving licence is essential travel will be required. Enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities; you may have to work away from home occasionally, so this is key

Whilst the above skills and experience are important, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our future employees.

High regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority
- Good communication skills & comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external
- Good organisational skills with an ability to work to deadlines
- Good customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high-level service at all time

Able to use a computer & basic software such as Word, Excel, OneDrive & Teams

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 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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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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