Support Engineer

  • Job Reference: 521893
  • Date Posted: 8 October 2019
  • Recruiter: SSE Plc
  • Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £36,900 to £56,500
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Base Location: Burghfield or Chickerell

Salary: £36,900 - £56,500 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time with Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

Thermal complements our renewables business to support the transition to a low-carbon economy by 2030. We embrace an innovative and inclusive culture and operate a flexible generation fleet that can respond quickly to market changes.

What is the Role

The Thermal Embedded Group is a business unit within SSE Thermal focusing on the Burghfield and Chickerell sites. The business operates and maintains two 45MWe LM6000 Open Cycle Gas Turbines and now has an opportunity for a Support Engineer to be based at either our Burghfield Site near Reading or Chickerell Site near Weymouth.

The sites operate within the UK Energy markets; therefore, you will be key to the sites meeting very challenging targets for start reliability, plant availability, efficiency and financial delivery. This role will also be crucial across both sites concerning robust analytical assessment, championing improvements in asset performance and maintenance optimisation, along with managing and delivering planned site outages to time & budget.

What do I need?

To be successful in the role, you must be flexible, committed, capable of working to the highest standards and be able to manage routine & project tasks as well as key contracts. You'll be accountable for ensuring compliance with group, corporate and statutory, safety and environmental guidelines, whilst championing a pro-active safety culture.

You should hold an HNC/HND qualification in a relevant engineering discipline, with demonstrable competence in maintaining Thermal Generation plant.

In addition, we are also looking for you to possess the following qualities;

-The ability to develop reports, procedures and instructions.

-Knowledge and/or authorised in a Safe Systems of Work process. Training will be required to fulfil the requirements of this role.

-The ability to manage and undertake hands on operational and maintenance activities.

-Excellent communication skills

-Ability to work unsupervised under time, financial and operational constraints

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

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.

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 its not safe, we don't do it.