Position: Protection Field Unit Technician
Salary: GBP32000 - GBP43000 per annum
Ref: 524067_1592928284
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 23/06/2020
Expiry Date: 21/07/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Inverness

Salary: £32,000 - £43,000 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible Working options available

About the Department

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

What is the Role?

SSE Transmission has an opportunity for an experienced Field Unit Protection Technician to join a team of highly skilled colleagues to help deliver our capital delivery programme and the maintenance of existing protection and control systems. This is a pivotal role within the business, ensuring we build and maintain the highest standard of network for our customers.

You will be involved in all aspects of field protection panel wiring and modification works, including; preparation and wiring of protection racks, including basic protection relay testing and maintenance, multicore cabling and panel steelwork modifications. The responsibility for maintaining protection stores and arranging calibration of test equipment is a key part of this role.

Due to the 24/7 nature of our networks, you may be required to work away from your base location on occasion and assist in a variety of ad hoc activities.

Depending on experience and progress within the role, there may be an opportunity for progression to become trainee protection engineer/protection engineer.

What do I need?

To be considered for the role of Field Unit Protection Technician you will ideally have a engineering qualification or the equivalent experience. You will have prior technical knowledge of control and protection panels within a substation environment; sound understanding of reading and interpreting protection schematic and wiring diagrams and the skills to carry out testing and fault-finding on secondary wiring and auxiliary equipment

A full UK driving licence is required for this role.

SSE is passionate about putting the safety of all staff and customers first you should be familiar with construction health and safety requirements and have a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do.

You will have strong communication skills which will allow you to provide outstanding service to both internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Exceptional organisational skills which will support your ability to work to deadlines is key and you must have sound knowledge of IT, including Microsoft Office packages.

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

Internal candidates, please notify your line manager of your application.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in. 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.