Position: HV Senior Authorised Person
Salary: standby, car
Ref: 522761_1578390703
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 07/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Field Based in East Anglia

Salary: Up to £59,000 plus standby allowance, OTE, company car or cash allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full-Time, 37 hours per week

Our Role

Due to our growing and developing plans in the HV sector, we have new opportunities for experienced 11kV and 33kV Senior Authorised Persons to join our HV business in a field-based role as part of a team working in the Eastern region. The successful candidates will be an integral part of a team responsible for the delivery of maintenance, protection, upgrades, fault finding and infrastructure projects.

In this role you will undertake full SAP operational duties ranging from operational switching, network control & issuing safety documents. We currently manage a large number of private 3rd party networks across the Region so experience of HV maintenance would be advantageous. There will also be a requirement to provide support to project management teams and technical advice to our clients.

This is a great opportunity for someone to enhance their career in a large company that will support you with many benefits along the way.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience

You'll ideally be an experienced Senior Authorised Person on HV systems, with extensive operational experience on a diverse range of HV underground systems. Being accredited to the standards set by a UK licensed Distribution Network Operator will be very advantageous. You'll be familiar with, and comply with all Suspension of Operational Practice, Dangerous Incident Notifications and National Defect Reports, with proven expertise in maintenance, replacement and project work. In addition, you'll have extensive knowledge of Switching and Network Control as well as the construction, commissioning and operation of electrical plant and equipment on HV systems.


- Good organisational and communication skills

- HV authorisation on DNO networks

- IT Literate

- Current UK valid driving licence


- ONC Electrical engineering (or equivalent)


- Familiarity with MS excel spread sheets

Key competencies

- Organisational awareness

- Customer service

- Safety management

- Able to work on own initiative

- Flexibility

Health and Safety

As an Engineer you will carry both legal and Company responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of those directly or indirectly under your control. You will be Passionate about safety, you will promote this throughout your team and to all Contractors on site, comfortably challenging any unsafe behaviours or attitudes ensuring safe systems of work under our procedures and operational safety rules.

Our Company

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

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.

Our Benefits

With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you'll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You'll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our "Be the Difference" scheme.

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Job Benefits:

standby, car