Position: Linesperson
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 524706_1600176694
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 15/09/2020
Expiry Date: 13/10/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Wessex and Ridgeway. Flexible but will be required to cover various locations in the South of England

Salary: £Competitive depending on experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 Hours | Flexible Working Options Available

About the Department

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.

What is the Role?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Linesperson to join our teams based in South of England. In this role, you'll carry out inspections and maintenance on the 132kV overhead line network in addition to being a part of various overhead line construction projects. You'll also be responsible for the safety of yourself and colleagues, and act as ambassador for a strong safety culture in everything you do. This role can be demanding, and you'll be required to respond quickly to emergency situations; we want to provide the best possible service to our customers in their time of need. In addition, your role will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions and there may also be a requirement to undertake standby duties. There may also be a requirement to stay away from home depending on job location.

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from your role, we ask that you have the following to join us

- Previous experience working on either electricity networks or on telecoms masts, however neither are essential as training will be provided.

- A relevant qualification, SSE Operational Authorisations, or Tower Rescue experience would all be a great advantage too, however not essential.

- Full UK Driving License

Whilst the above skills and experience are important, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our future employees; a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority, strong communication skills and an ability to convey technical aspects in a transferable manner, enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities.

Please be aware if you are successful, you will be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

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. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

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.