Job Title: Inspector
Salary: £10.97 per hour - £11.15 per hour depending on skills and experience
Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week
SSE Power Distribution is part of the SSE group which owns and operates two electricity distribution networks and one transmission network, comprising of some 123,000 substations and 127,000 kilometres of underground cables and overhead lines and delivers power to 30% of the UK's landmass, serving 3.5 Million customers. The team being part of OPG carries out statutory surveying & inspection of the overhead and underground network to ensure Environmental Safety Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQC Regulations) compliance.
Your role will be to walk and survey overhead lines as well as inspect distribution substations recording information on a hand - held GPS device to ensure the quantity of overhead and underground assets inspected are kept to the planned target. The information you collate will be accurate to ensure we comply with Health and Safety Regulations and documented in accordance with required standards, methods and procedures. You'll also be committed to working safely at all times. You'll identify and implement innovative and effective business improvements.
Your Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role, ideally, you will be Electrically Authorised as a Competent Person (Cat 1) along with a working knowledge of ESQCR requirements. PA1 & PA6 Pest Control Certificates are highly advantageous along with an awareness and understanding of SSEN's inspection methodology and licensing conditions that relate to safety inspection activities.
Safety is one of our key priorities, so you should have the ability to risk assess activities throughout your working day and to work within our Health and Safety guidelines. Due to the nature of this role you must have the ability to work flexibly to meet business requirements. You'll possess excellent customer service, organisational and problem-solving skills and enjoy working outdoors in all conditions and have knowledge of map reading. This role can be physically demanding, so a basic level of fitness is required.
Although based in your local area, you may be required to work anytime and anywhere within the country to service business demands so a driving license is essential.
At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.
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.
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities
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Closing date for applications is: Monday 19th November 2018
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.
For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.