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20 days ago
SSE UK
Location: Elgin
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Electrical Engineering Jobs
Base Location: Elgin, Moray

Salary: £26,120 - £38,685 depending on skills and experience + 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 an Electrical Fitter, you’ll work on all maintenance aspects of our electricity switchgear and plant up to and including 33kV. This is a field-based role with responsibility for maintaining power systems including, switchgear, transformers, busbars, relay panels and other associated equipment. To do this, you’ll utilise your strong communication skills to manage expectations with regards to arranging shutdowns with large businesses, regional councils, highway agencies amongst other stakeholders.

It can be a very demanding role and involve working outdoors in all weather conditions, however it offers a great grounding in utilities with many of our existing Senior Managers starting as Electrical Fitters. Training and development will be on offer to get you fully authorised up to 33kV and you will also be required to participate in standby duties for fault restoration work when authorisations have been gained.

What do I need?

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

- Demonstrable experience of working on the electrical distribution network, ideally dealing with LV and HV plant maintenance.

- High regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority.

- Outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high-level service.

- Enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities

- Senior Authorised Person (SAP) permit up to 11kV would be advantageous, however not essential as training and development will be provided.

It is an essential requirement for this role that you have a full, current driving licence

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 Martin Prosser on--******or -*******

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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