Position: Cable Layer / Reinstator
Salary: Up to GBP25328.31 per annum
Ref: 521020_1569853918
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 30/09/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: up to £24,328.31 depending on experience

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Our Role

As a Cable Layer/Reinstator, you'll be a leading hand in enabling the smooth delivery of our low voltage and high voltage excavations and cable installation. You will work as part of a small team excavating and reinstating trenches and joint bays for new connection and supply restoration projects. Previous experience with tarmac reinstatement and block/slab work would be an advantage. You will also be expected to work as part of a larger team installing cable on some of our bigger projects when required. Your tasks will be undertaken on public highways, building sites and private residential land, and must be undertaken in a safe and responsible manner.

Your Skills and Experience

You will ideally have previous experience working on Civils related projects and should hold an NRSWA, plant operator and CSCS authorisations. A full and clean driving licence is required for this role and you should be able to tow a trailer. We are always interested in new ways of working and will look to you for innovative ideas to improve processes and move the business forwards.

You'll be a great team worker and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with a keen eye for detail. Having excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work accurately and independently is essential and holding a high regard for safety, of both yourself and your surroundings at all times is imperative.

This is a physically demanding role and will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions. You will also be required to undertake standby duties in response to faults overnight and at weekends, as part of a rota.

Our Company

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.

SSE Power Distribution, part of the SSE group, owns and operates two electricity distribution networks and one transmission network, comprising some 123,000 substations and 127,000km of overhead lines and underground cables, distributing electricity to 3.5 million homes and businesses in the North of Scotland and Southern England. Our team provide excavation, cable laying and reinstatement services within SSE Power Distribution. We are looking to recruit a Cable Laying and Excavation Operative for our team in the South-East region.

Our Benefits

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

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn't take long.

Closing date for applications is: 21st October 2019

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, well conduct some pre-employment checks.