Network Integrity Engineer

  • Job Reference: 524749
  • Date Posted: 7 October 2020
  • Employer: SSE PLC
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £32,851 to £43,385
  • Bonus/Benefits: car/car allowance
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £32,851 - £43,385, plus car/allowance, depending on experience

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

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

We are now looking for a Network Integrity Engineer to be based in Reading. This role is responsible for the completion of works to improve the health index of the network whilst helping to deliver safe outcomes for the workforce, customers and the environment.

The main duties of this role include: delivering maintenance to ensure reliable performance and network security to meet regulatory and business plan objectives, delivering programmes and an overview of work to be completed and prioritisation of resources, ensuring a co-ordinated approach to work delivery and resolution of key risks and understanding the level of risk of the network in all geographical areas of the Region at any time and propose repair work through a prioritised portfolio.

You will be responsible for understanding and ensuring that issues on the network are dealt with appropriately and proactively, to minimise risk to project, asset or programme and also ensuring the portfolio of programme of works including but not limited to defects resolution and PSI's, is managed within timescales and produce programmes and plans to oversee and manage the works.

What do I need?

In order to be considered for this role you will have:

- HNC (or working towards) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering of other relative engineering discipline is advantageous

- Proven experience in site project and contractual management

- Site Managers Safety Training or IOSH Managing Safety

- Experience of carrying out detailed technical studies and reports

- Relevant operational / technical experience and knowledge - SAP experience on EHV/HV/LV systems

- Sound business and technical knowledge of electricity distribution or similar market sector

- Awareness of key stakeholders and customers for electricity distribution

- Detailed knowledge and understanding of Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015

This role is suited to a team player who has excellent commercial awareness and interpersonal and decision making skills. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established team offering a challenging and rewarding work environment. For the right candidate training and support is available to achieve required authorisations.

If you successfully secure a role with us, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining.

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 submitting your application please get in touch with 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.