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Distribution – Inspector

Flexible Working


About the Role

Base Location: Aldershot, Basingstoke, Chichester, Petersfield & Portsmouth.

Salary: £26,609 – £30,472 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available.

You will have responsibility for the routine safety and integrity inspections covering all voltages associated with the Distribution Network. You will be expected to develop your knowledge of the risks associated with substation sites, the overhead network and their associated plant and equipment and escalate any urgent issues to be addressed immediately. Whilst carrying out your tasks in a variety of conditions in all weathers, you will conduct inspections on substations and the overhead network as well as clearance activities which will include High Risk Site activities. You will be expected to record all required information as per current processes accurately to ensure compliance and meet all regulator and legislative standards. As an ambassador for SSEN you are expected to maintain and improve proactively, exceptional customer relations with landowners and members of the public.

– Identifies damaged plant/equipment and unsafe situations and escalates to customer contact centre and manager.

– Carries out comprehensive risk assessments.

– Communicates well with customers, resolves issues, and escalates compliments or complaints.

– Awareness of Statutory, regulatory and licence requirements including ESQCR, industry wide Code of Practice as well as engineering practices.

– Ability to deliver within challenging timescales, the ability to effectively prioritise, plan and organise and balance immediate and longer term business priorities.

What do I need?

Consider what actually matters to do this role – skills, past experience, behaviours, etc and limit this to the top 5 essential requirements. Please consider how diversity of thought, actions and approach could bring added productivity to your business.

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

– Excellent planning and organisational skills.

– IT skills to enable the recording and updating of all required data.

– Working knowledge of ESQCR requirements.

– Ability to safely access remote equipment positioned over rough ground and hillsides.

– Flexibility to work away from home.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we’re looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You’ll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. Youll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net zero, so team work will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger – an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.

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 Robert on 01738 341105.

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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