Distribution Substation Inspector

  • Job Reference: 525707
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2021
  • Employer: SSE PLC
  • Website: https://sse.com/careers/
  • Location: Aldershot, Hampshire
  • Salary: £19,348 to £24,034
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Base Location: South East - travel required

Salary: £19,348 - £24,034, depending on experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

About the Department

Operations are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.

What is the Role?

The main purpose of this role will be the responsibility for the routine safety and integrity inspections of Primary and Distribution Substations, covering all voltages associated with the Distribution Network. You will be expected to develop your knowledge of the risks associated with Substation sites and their associated plant and equipment and escalate any urgent issues to be addressed immediately.

Whilst carrying out your tasks in a variety of conditions in all weathers, you will conduct Substation inspections and clearance activities which will include High Risk Site activities. You will be expected to record all required information as per current processes accurately to ensure compliance and meet all regulator and legislative standards. As an ambassador for SSEN you are expected to maintain and improve proactively, exceptional customer relations with landowners and members of the public.

What do I need?

In order to be considered for this role you will be Electrically Authorised as a Competent Person (Cat1) and will have working knowledge of ESQCR requirements. You will have the IT skills necessary to record and update required data and have operated within a customer driven environment and possess excellent customer service skills. An awareness of Statutory, regulatory and licence requirements and industry wide Code of Practice is a necessity for this role, as is an understanding the price control challenges and targets within a regulated business environment.

The ideal candidate for this role will have the following:

* Ability to safely access remote equipment positioned over rough ground and hillsides.

* Technical knowledge to interpret levels of wood rough using provided technology.

* Excellent planning and organisational skills

* Ability to deliver within challenging timescales, the ability to effectively prioritise, plan and organise and balance immediate and longer term business priorities

* Flexibility to work away from home.

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.

Next Steps

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This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.

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.