Position: Highway Lighting Operative
Salary: Up to GBP10.89 per hour
Ref: 522726_1574775099
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 26/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Salary: £10.89 per hour plus excellent Benefits Package

Location: Burgess Hill, West Sussex

Our Role

SSE is a FTSE 100 Company and one of the largest and most diverse energy companies in the UK, with around 10 million customers across our various brands. We operate the largest Street Lighting Contracting business in the UK, maintaining in excess of 1 million lighting units and associated cable works for various clients including Councils, Developers and the Highway Authority. Due to an increase in workload we currently have a fantastic new opportunity for a Street Lighting Operative to join the team based in West Sussex.

In this role, you will work as part of a team undertaking the installation, maintenance and routine work for a full range of highway lighting apparatus including street lighting columns, lanterns, brackets, poles and signs. This is a physically demanding role which will involve you working outdoors and on public highways, you will also hold responsibility for operating mobile elevated works.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you should be able to work as part of a team and individually. You should have excellent communication and organisational skills.

Previous experience of the Street Lighting industry - operating machinery, working on the highway as well as a full understanding of utility drawings and the dangers of damaging underground services is preferred but not essential. A Jointers or Jointers mate qualification under NERS is also beneficial.

Safety is our number one priority and you must be confident to act on your own initiative in all situations. Candidates with CAT and Genny operation training or experience of working in the vicinity of electrical services G39 regs will be given preference.

Flexibility will be required for this role, as you may be required to form part of a call out rota to attend to emergencies outside of normal working hours as required. There is also an opportunity to earn incentive.

An ability to drive 3.5+ tonne vehicles and an HGV licence is preferred

This opportunity provides scope for excellent career development within a fast-moving and exciting industry. Corporate clothing and company transport will be provided, where appropriate.


In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, in a position which has excellent routes for career progression within the SSE Group. You will also enjoy an attractive benefits package, including pension, share plans, a generous leave entitlement (with options to purchase additional leave), reductions on energy, phone and broadband bills, plus a host of other rewards and lifestyle benefits.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 10th December 2019

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. Internal candidates, please inform your line manager prior to submitting an application for this role. Should your application be successful, you may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting