Hydro Operations Team Leader

  • Job Reference: 525694
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2021
  • Employer: SSE PLC
  • Website: https://sse.com/careers/
  • Location: Lochearnhead, Stirling
  • Salary: £32,851 to £43,385
  • Bonus/Benefits: annual bonus
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Base: Killin / Lochay Power Station

Salary: £32,851 - £43,385 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Renewables is the UK and Ireland's leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.

What is the Role?

SSE Renewables Hydro operates and maintains over 1000MW of Hydro Generation and associated infrastructure, with our Operations and Maintenance Teams being responsible for the operation and maintenance of our Hydro Generation assets.

The multi-disciplined team in the Breadalbane Section is responsible for the day to day operation, maintenance and repair of our Hydro Generation plant to ensure it is kept in a safe and efficient state. As Hydro Operations Team Leader, you'll be responsible for the day to day management and supervision of a multi-disciplined team of crafts persons and semi-skilled staff who perform the operations and maintenance on the Hydro Power Stations and associated water catchment areas within the geographic area.

Some of your main accountabilities will include;

- Looking after the safety of the general public, environment, staff and contractors. Ensuring plant within the section is in a safe and efficient state.

- Co-ordinate and plan the section workload, utilising a computer based maintenance system, to deliver the expected high standards of plant performance, availability and reliability.

- Ensuring all technical, legislative; environment and safety standards are met.

- Managing packages of work.

- Carrying out performance management.

What do I need?

We are looking for someone who has supervisory or managerial experience, with an electrical or mechanical background, in conjunction with a recognised apprenticeship.

Ideally have extensive experience working on Hydro Generation or similar heavy rotating plant. You should also either hold, or be willing to study towards, an engineering based HNC or equivalent.

Excellent communication, analytical and technical skills will be essential allowing you to liaise directly with clients, management, contractors and other staff on a daily basis, ensuring all work is undertaken to the company's requirements and safety standards. You will be a highly motivated, flexible, safety conscious person who has the ability to service the needs of the company, manage emergent work and lead the team safely and efficiently.

As part of this role, you'll also undertake authorisation training to perform HV switching, plant operations and isolations, plus authorised person duties up to Auxiliary Plant Authorisation under the Generation System Safety Rules.

Progression to SSE Grade 7 is possible by completing the necessary training and assessment process, followed by carrying out the duties and responsibilities of AP1/CPS/CPO under the Generation System Safety Rules.

A full, valid driving licence is essential for this role, and applicants should ideally reside, or be prepared to relocate to within 30 miles of Killin.

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Next Steps

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

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

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.