Position: Real Time Systems Field Engineer
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 521693_1581607428
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 13/02/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Slough

Salary: Up to £53,096 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Fulltime | Flexible working patterns 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?

You'll be responsible for the day to day maintenance and fault rectification of RTS equipment deployed at hill top radio sites and SSEN substations. You'll also support the RTS Design & Delivery team with the supervision of new projects. Participation in an emergency standby support rota will also be required.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you'll have field working experience and have a good understanding in one or more of the following; SCADA and NMS systems, Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Telemetry Protocols (DNP3, EWISP+), ADSL, TCP/IP, UDP, APNs & VPNs, GSM, UMTS, LTE networks, Tsat, Tele-protection Systems. UHF Scanning Radio, Fibre Optics and Copper Cable Networks, Automation schemes.

Ideally, you'll have undertaken an apprenticeship or similar training in telecommunications, IT, electronics or related subject. You'll be qualified to at least ONC or equivalent, however an HNC is preferred. As Safety is SSE's number one priority, you'll display a strong focus on safety.

You'll have excellent communication skills, be open to innovative ideas and be pragmatic in your approach. In addition, you must be able to manage your own work load and work well independently. As much of the technology being implemented is relatively new, training will be given where necessary. The role will be field based, and will require regular travel to substations, sites, supplier locations and other SSE offices so a full current driving license is essential.

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

Our Benefits

Were 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

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with sse.

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.