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22 days ago
SSE UK
Location: Slough
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Design / Development Jobs
Base Location: Slough Depot

Salary: £32,851 - £43,385 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible Working Options Available

About the Department

SSE Power Distribution, part of the SSE group, owns and operates two electricity distribution networks and one transmission network, comprising some 123,000 substations and 127,000km of overhead lines and underground cables, distributing electricity to 3.5 million homes and businesses in the North of Scotland and Southern England.

What is the Role?

Our Commercial team play a key role in the progression to a low carbon future; as well as responding to challenging changes in our licence obligations and growing levels of competition. As a Trainee Connections Designer, you will ensure that we continue to deliver the highest level of service by providing customers with designs and quotations for both import and export connections to our network, as well as helping to ensure Guaranteed Standards are met.

Your projects will be varied, and will involve designing, costing and quoting new electrical connections for domestic, commercial and industrial developments, at voltages up to 11kV and 33kV. Projects may also include the connection of distributed generation equipment, under Engineering Recommendation Document G59.

Due to the regulated nature of our business, all timescales set for our connections projects are heavily monitored, and therefore must be produced and issued to customers within the Guaranteed Standards timescales. In line with regulation, all our designs must be compliant with all appropriate rules and regulations in place, as well as meeting all engineering specifications and financial targets.

What do I need?

Educated to HNC level as a minimum, in a relevant electrical qualification, you will have previous experience in a power systems environment with an excellent working knowledge of both low and high voltage distribution and Power Systems networks.

Due to the regulated nature of our business, all timescales set for our connection's projects are heavily monitored, and therefore must be produced and issued to customers within the Guaranteed Standards timescales. It is also imperative that our designs are compliant with all appropriate rules and regulations in place, as well as meeting all engineering specifications and financial targets. It is therefore crucial that you are a strong communicator, with excellent organisation skills and a strength in developing and nourishing positive working relationships.

You should have a flair for picking up and working with new IT systems.

You'll have the opportunity to visit your clients, therefore, a valid UK driving licence is required.

Last but certainly not least, you'll have a special appreciation for safety, and ensuring our safety values are at the forefront of your working.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch with martin.prosser@sse.com. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all 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.

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