Base Location: Dundreggan Dam, Inverness
Salary: £25,421 - £33,588 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus
Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time
About the Department
SSE Renewables is the UK and Irelands leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.
What is the Role
SSE Hydro Generation operates and maintains over 1000MW of Hydro Generation and associated infrastructure. Our Operations and Maintenance Teams are responsible for the operation and maintenance of our hydro generation assets.
We currently have an opportunity for a Electrical craftsperson to join our Hydro Generation Operations and Maintenance team based at Dundreggan Dam, Glenmoriston, IV63 7YJ
The multi-disciplined team in the Great Glen is responsible for the day to day operation, maintenance and repair of our Hydro Generation plant to ensure it is kept in a safe and efficient state. As an important member of the operations and maintenance team you will perform a key role in the safe operation and maintenance of the Hydro Generation assets.
You will be responsible for primarily carrying out mechanical maintenance activities but also electrical & civil maintenance activities within your competence. You will be involved with the other maintenance personnel in day to day defect rectification, repair work and designated project work. You will also be involved in carrying out routine inspections and checks to ensure our equipment and fixed plant is kept to a high standard of operational effectiveness.
You'll communicate with other team members and report operational defects as they arise. You'll carry out risk assessments, plus environmental and safety inspections and will receive training to operate fixed Generation plant.
What do I need?
To be successful in this role, you will be a practical person with the ability to work as part of a team and able to communicate effectively as you will be interacting with the public and people at all levels of the business. You will be required to work with other teams in other areas of the business on occasions.
Due to the nature of the role you may, from time to time, be required to work outside in all weather conditions and it may be necessary to carry out work out of normal working hours when required. You will be computer literate and will be required to become proficient in using our maintenance scheduling and reporting software and other company software applications for which training will be given.
The job requires a highly flexible attitude to all aspects of work in the section. The ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with colleagues is essential.
Applicants must have a Electrical or multi skilled craftsperson background and should ideally have previous experience of working on heavy rotating machinery. You will be required to have a minimum qualification of NVQ Level 3 / City and Guilds or equivalent craft apprenticeship certificates.
A full driving licence is essential, and a first aid qualification would be advantageous.
Applicants should ideally reside or be prepared to relocate to within 30 miles of Dundreggan dam
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For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please contact sse.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you are internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.
Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.
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