|Salary:||GBP9.22 - GBP12.35 per hour|
|Contact Name:||Jenna Jackson|
Base Location: Reading
Salary: £9.22 per hour - £12.35 per hour depending on skills and experience
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week
About the Department
SSE Power Distribution, part of the SSE group, owns and operates two electricity distribution networks and one transmission network, comprising some 123,000 substations and 127,000km of overhead lines and underground cables, distributing electricity to 3.5 million homes and businesses in the North of Scotland and Southern England.
What is the Role?
We invest millions every year to make sure that our network is in the best condition possible to minimise the risk of power cuts and to ensure the safety of the public by preventing risk of injury or electrocution. During high winds and storms, trees can strike our equipment and cause power cuts, and so we cut them down or trim them back to keep the lights on. As well as installing the latest technologies and carrying out regular maintenance, we have our in-house tree-cutting team to make sure that trees and vegetation are kept away from our overhead lines and equipment.
Being part of an extensive tree cutting programme, you'll help to ensure that during bad weather, trees do not fall on power lines. You'll work with a highly skilled team to clear trees and vegetation in proximity to our overhead transmission and distribution network. Working with safety at the forefront of all activities, you will also work with your team to evaluate, prepare and carry out tree cutting works on a variety of sites.
What do I need?
You should ideally already have relevant NPTC certificate units for the use of chainsaws, and a qualification or certificates including NPTC UA would be a bonus, however not essential. Previous experience in tree cutting, forestry or arboriculture; similar capacity experience climbing would be highly advantageous
You'll be the outdoorsy type, comfortable working outdoors. Knowledge of the electricity network would be beneficial, however for the right applicant, full training will be provided.
A full, current driving licence is essential as travel will be required
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For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch at: sse.
This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.
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 its not safe, we don't do it'.
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