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Lead Senior Authorised Person

Full Time


Base Location: Wessex/Ridgeway Region

Salary: £41,307 – £54,556, plus car/allowance, depending on experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible Working Options 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?

Due to continued growth, we are looking for an SAP to join our vegetation management team supporting operations across our network. Working across our four operational Regions liaising closing with Tree Cutting teams, you’ll ensure all works are completed safely, efficiently, to time and with exceptional customer service.

This is a unique role which offers an opportunity to play a pivotal position within the Tree Cutting organisation ensuring the success of the annual tree cutting program. You’ll be responsible for managing and technically leading on works to ensure safety standards and work programmes are met at all times.

The role demands supporting daily planning, co-ordination and real time responsibility for the efficient utilisation of resources including direct employed and contract resource. Ensuring that sufficient work is available, by liaising with the Delivery Performance team along with internal and external customers.

Works will be undertaken on our LV, HV and EHV networks (depending on skills) ensuring that safe systems of work are followed for setting staff to work safely adjacent to the network. This will require a pro-active approach ensuring world class customer satisfaction is achieved and that requirements under statutory, regulatory and company standards are met.

What do I need?

To be successful you will have previous experience as a Senior Authorised Person and supervising teams of both direct staff and contractors. You will have an understanding of a Distribution Network Operator and the regulated environment in which it operates and a strong understanding of the range and type of both professional and trade skills that are essential in delivering tree cutting operations and business objectives. The ideal candidate will be highly focussed on delivering complex customer and operationally driven projects within a programme of works to time and budget and have good planning and organisational skills to enable you to plan and deliver the team programme, on time and within budget.

Safety is our key priority; you’ll have the ability to risk assess activities throughout your working day and promote our safe working culture across the team.

Due to the travel element of this role, a full UK driving license is required.

Our Benefits

We’re committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch. We’ll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

If you successfully secure a role with us, you’ll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining.

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.

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