About the role Base Location: Inverness Salary: £35,142 - £40,246 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family. Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time We have an exciting opportunity for a...

About the role

Base Location: Inverness

Salary: £35,142 - £40,246 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Linesperson to join our Transmission Operations business based in Inverness supporting inspection and maintenance operations across the whole Scotland region.

The duties and responsibilities of the Operations Overhead Linesperson are:

- Carrying out key inspection, maintenance & repair activities on our 132, 275 & 400kV Transmission overhead line networks.

- Responsible for the safety of yourself and colleagues, and acting as an ambassador for a strong safety culture in everything you do.

- Working outdoors in all weathers, you may also be required to respond to emergency situations, we want to provide the best possible service to our stakeholders at all times.

- You may at times be required to work away from your base location area during the week and occasionally at weekends. Overnight accommodation and / or out of pocket allowances will be provided, there will also be a requirement to undertake out of hours stand by duties.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Industry recognised OHL qualification with proven previous experience working at height on the electricity network.

- A qualification from a recognised overhead line training provider, experience and or a proven track record in construction, maintenance overhead line activities would be advantageous, however not essential as training will be provided.

- As this role requires travel to operational sites, a full UK driving license is desirable or willingness to obtain one upon application is acceptable and assistance can be provided.

- Required to be very comfortable working at height, enjoy working outdoors, whatever the weather, A good communicator with an ability to work well in a team environment, a sound understanding of our business and the environment we operate in, knowledge of current operations and maintenance activities, electrical systems and their geography would be beneficial but not essential as informative training will be provided. 

- Safety is a key priority at SSEN and throughout everything you do. You should possess a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do, whilst being comfortable in challenging any unsafe behaviours or attitudes.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Iona on iona.allan@sse.com / 01738 344049.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

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