We have an exciting opportunity for a wood pole Linesperson to join our team based in Kirkwall, Orkney. You'll carry out construction and repair work of overhead network, plant and equipment from LV 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; 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.
You can also expect to get involved with all other aspects of the depot work.
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 and authorisations for LV, 11kV & 33kV
- Qualification from a recognised training school: experience working on wood pole overhead lines from LV up to and including 33kV
- 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 in everything you do is a key priority
- 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 changing business and project priorities
About our Business
powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.
Life at SSE
If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our [ Link removed ] which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.
At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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 [ Link removed ] for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.
All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.
If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact [ Link removed ] / 01412247679.
EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.
INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.
Advertised: 14 Apr 2021 GMT Daylight Time
Applications close: 28 Apr 2021 GMT Daylight Time
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