Base Location: Fort William
Salary: £11.70 to 15.80 ph + Standby
Working Pattern: 37 hours per week | Flexible working patterns available
About the Department
Our SSEN Distribution Operations teams 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?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Linesperson to join our team based in Fort William. You'll carry out construction and repair work of LV electrical plant and equipment from 11kV up to 33kV. You'll also be responsible for the safety of yourself and colleagues, and act as ambassador for a strong safety culture in everything you do.
This role can be demanding, and you'll be required to respond quickly to emergency situations as we want to provide the best possible service to our customers in their time of need. In addition, your role will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions and there will also be a requirement to undertake standby duties.
What Do I Need?
To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you have the following to join us: -
- Industry recognised OHL qualifications LV, 11kV & 33kV
- Qualification from a recognised training school; experience or qualification in 11kV
- Live Line work is highly advantageous however not essential
- Proven track record in construction, repair and operation of electrical plant and equipment
- Full UK driving licence
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
- Strong communication skills and an ability to convey technical aspects in a transferable manner
- Enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changes
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.
All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch with We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.
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.
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.