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Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Full Time


Base Location: Medway Power Station

Salary: £45,200 – £67,800 + annual performance incentive + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible working patterns available

What is the Role?

The Electrical Maintenance Engineer (Daywork Support Engineer) is responsible for the day-to-day planned maintenance of the electrical assets on the Power Station. The assets range from general power distribution systems, HV and LV induction motors, actuators, HV (up t0 15kV) switchgear, 400kV transformers and switchgear, 15kV synchronous generators and excitation systems. The DSE will have technicians directly reporting to him/her, as well as our two electrical apprentices and you will work closely with the Engineering Team’s Electrical Engineer and have support from third party partners as well as access to SSE’s Engineering and Innovation expertise. The maintenance team have equivalent DSE’s in the mechanical and the C&I disciplines. You will be part of the Station’s Production team and on a day-to-day basis, work closely with our Shift Group Leaders to ensure that the Power Station meets its business objectives. At SSE we believe our biggest asset is our people. If you want to work for a Company who cares and invests in people and who makes Safety, Health and Environment their No.1 Priority, then this could be the career move you are looking for.

Your key responsibilities will be:

– Managing a team of technicians, apprentices and contract partners

– Control of annual maintenance budget

– Delivering planned maintenance on time and to a high standard

– Prioritising unplanned, emergent work

– Proactively seek our innovative ways to improve SHE, availability, reliability and efficiency within the business

What do I need?

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

– Knowledge and experience of managing and maintaining high voltage plant and equipment, synchronous generators, excitation systems, LV distribution boards, actuators, motors and protection and control systems for LV and HV systems

– Obtained a minimum qualification of (or equivalent to) HNC in Electrical Engineering, IOSH (minimum) but preferred NEBOSH General or diploma

– Ability to manage a small technical team and contract partners

– Work well with different levels of contractual, technical and managerial staff

– Willing to set and expect high standards of workmanship and Safety and be capable of leading by example

About our Business

In SSE Thermal, we’re responsible for SSE’s flexible generation, energy-from-waste and energy storage activities, with over 600 direct employees across the UK and Ireland. We are currently constructing the 840MW Keadby 2 CCGT in North Lincolnshire, which is expected to become the cleanest and most efficient gas-fired power station in Europe when completed in 2022. As part of our commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions, we have a core focus on decarbonising our fleet through carbon capture and storage (CCS) and hydrogen technology. We are actively developing projects in the Humber and Scotland, which could become the UK’s first CCS-equipped power stations, while also exploring exciting opportunities in low-carbon hydrogen production, generation and storage.

Life at SSE

If you’re considering a career with us, you’re probably wondering what’s in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we’re proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we’re proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Martin on 01738 340356.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you’ll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

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