Position: HV Maintenance Contracts Engineer
Salary: GBP35850 - GBP47346 per annum + annual bonus, car/allowance
Ref: 523181_1583940234
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 11/03/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Swillington (Leeds)

Salary: £35,850 - £47,346 plus car/car allowance and bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full time, 37 hours per week | Flexible Working Patterns Available

About the Department

SSE Enterprise Contracting is one of the UK's largest Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contractors with a product/service portfolio ranging from M&E LV, HV, Instrumentation, Street Lighting, Facilities Management through to Combined Heat and Power solutions.

What is the Role?

You'll be working in a small, highly technical team which supports the Leeds contracting depots which contributes to the growth of the HV business throughout the north region.

In this position you'll plan, organise, control and monitor all types of construction and maintenance work on HV/LV networks, plant and equipment and prepare accurate estimates of net costs to enable Contract Engineers/HV Managers to develop commercial pricing. You'll also represent SSE Contracting at local level, ensuring all enquiries are handled in an appropriate manner while monitoring direct staff and contractors.

As well as this, you'll also take to lead in promoting business development within the team by both sourcing new and developing existing business contacts to generate a constant flow of profitable leads. You'll then provide estimates to contribute to the successful tendering of these business opportunities.

Finally, you'll lead and direct staff, promoting a high level of motivation and co-operation to ensure delivery of projects to budget, programme, safety and quality standards.

What Do I Need?

To be successful in this role, you'll be able to communicate clearly and effectively and should have both excellent people management skills and attention to detail. With a proven track record in design, construction and operation of electrical plant and equipment up to 33kV, you'll have sound HV and LV electrical knowledge, and be familiar with all Suspension of Operational Practice, Dangerous Incident Notifications and National Defect Reports. You'll also need an electrical background encompassing a range of contracting activities and be able to demonstrate commercial acumen and enthusiasm to help grow our business.

You'll also be able to identify, design, quote and manage HV contracts and will be able to negotiate with clients to secure profitable business. You'll be able to apply financial and budgetary controls so that maximum profit is received, whilst managing quality, safety and planning of the work. You'll also have a working knowledge of the CDM regulations, in addition to general office applications including MS Project. Previous SAP experience would be beneficial.

A full UK driving licence is vital for this role as well as a passion for safety and the ability to work well in a team as well as independently.

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. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

We'll let you know the outcome of your job application after the closing date. To discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE. Internal candidates should notify their line manager before submitting an application.

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.

Job Benefits:

annual bonus, car/allowance