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Arboriculture Quality and Safety Inspector

Scotland, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
£30272 - £35194 per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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About the Role

Location: Kyle of Lochalsh

Salary: £30,272 - £35,194 depending on experience + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

Our Role

We invest millions of pounds every year to make sure that our network is in the best condition possible to minimise the risk of power cuts and to ensure the safety of the public. During high winds and storms, trees can contact our equipment and cause power cuts, and so we cut them down or trim them back to keep the lights on. As well as installing the latest technologies and carrying out regular maintenance, we have our in-house tree-cutting team, supported by tree cutting contractors, to make sure that trees and vegetation are kept away from our overhead lines and equipment.

We are seeking an Arboriculture Quality and Safety Inspector to join our Highland team who will take overall responsibility for inspecting work carried out by tree cutting contractors to ensure compliance with SSEN clearance specifications.

The Role

As Quality and Safety Inspector, you will be responsible for inspecting the performance of utility arboriculture contractors working for SSEN in the Highlands. This key role is the interface between SSEN and utility arboriculture contractors working on our behalf.

The QSI role covers a wide range of functions, key responsibilities include the following:

- Project Management with site inspections on completed works.

- Conducting on-site safety audits and data reporting.

- Customer liaison and support of planned customer interruptions.

- Contractor coaching.

- Surveying, consenting and provision of associated job packs.

Your Skills and Experience

The following skills and attributes will help you to be successful in this role however, some training can be provided for the right candidate:

- Safety and Customer focussed with excellent communication skills.

- Arboriculture / Utility Arboriculture qualification with a detailed understanding of tree species and growth rates.

- Ability to assess, plan and challenge a workforce.

- Ability to identify inefficiencies and be able to suggest and implement improvements.

- A proven understanding of Microsoft Office 365 Applications (SharePoint and Excel) and strong organisational skills and proactive time management are a must.

- Clean driving license.

Contract management experience would also be beneficial.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

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 Robert on 01738 341105.

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.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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