Position: Linesperson
Salary: GBP28506 - GBP37650 per annum
Ref: 524441_1605715646
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 18/11/2020
Expiry Date: 16/12/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Wessex Region - Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire or East Somerset

Salary: £28,506 - £37,650 per annum depending on skills and 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 wood pole Linesperson to join our team supporting operations across the Wessex Region. You'll carry out construction and repair work of overhead network, plant and equipment from LV up to 33KV. 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 will also be a requirement to undertake standby duties.

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you have the following to join us: -

- Industry recognised OHL qualifications and authorisations for LV, 11KV & 33KV

- Qualification from a recognised training school: experience working on wood pole overhead lines from LV up to and including 33KV

- Proven track record in construction, repair and operation of electrical plant and equipment

- Full UK driving licence

The following qualifications are highly desirable, however not essential to your application as training may be provided; HGV, Towing, MEWP Ticket, Pole Top Rescue / Tower Rescue, JCB 360, 180 Excavator and First Aid.

Whilst the above skills and experience are important, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our future employees;

- 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

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.

The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process. This includes a basic criminal records check.

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.