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Fleet Maintenance Engineer/Administrator

Wales, Newport / Wales, Cardiff
Closing date
9 Apr 2023

Job Details

Base Location: Cardiff

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

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

SSE has one of the largest fleets in the UK operates extensively across the length and breadth of the country, including the remote Islands of Scotland and overseas, in the course of delivering support to the nation's critical national energy infrastructure. As a member of this essential team, who manage assets including Cars, Vans, HGV and Plant equipment, you would be pivotal in delivering a safe and legally compliant fleet service to our internal customers.

The main objective of the role is to deliver engineering technical expertise and supporting administration in support of the through life management of all vehicles, specifically focussing on Vans and HGVS.

In addition to the daily administration tasks required in delivering a first-class fleet service, such as fuel cards, daily rentals and core fleet, the post holder would also be required to be fully conversant and experienced with the technical and maintenance elements of a fleet operation. This will include an understanding of maintenance budgets and related efficiencies, with additional engineering related SSE site and supplier visits to provide input to technical queries and decisions, whilst creating relevant engineering reports to support any findings or decisions made.

The role will utilise several management systems used in support of fleet operations and will assist the relevant fleet managers to operate their assets in support of business unit requirements. The role reports directly to the Commercial Fleet manager and will be both internal and external facing, so will be prepared to attend and input to internal customer and external supplier meetings as required.

This role requires experience or the willingness to learn and fully understand what is involved in the operations of the fleet as the post holder will need to have the ability to maintain credibility behind any reports developed and delivered both verbally and electronically via all levels of management structures and senior leaders alike. It therefore requires a confident individual with a willingness to understand the Groups strategies and operations whilst maintaining a pragmatic approach to delivery.

The role will involve travel, with the postholder requiring to cover all of the UK where necessary to deliver engineering technical expertise. A driving licence is essential.

Additionally, the Group has made a global commitment to deliver on zero emission governmental targets and strategies, so this role will operate across all sub-teams to deliver insight and strategy in achieving our own fleet requirements, in support of the Groups strategic direction

What do I need?

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

- Recognised vehicle related engineering qualification.

- Ability to interrogate and interpret data for accurate reporting, including detailed explanations of reports with some understanding of inputs to budgets and budget building process.

- Knowledge and understanding of fleet and travel market.

- Continual auditing and sense-checking capabilities.

- Understanding of the role of Corporate functions and Fleet Services in particular.

- Ability to schedule and coordinate meetings, activities and tasks internally and externally.

- Experience of managing multiple tasks simultaneously with the ability to adapt to ongoing changes in business plans and goals.

The role will involve travel, with the postholder requiring to cover all of the UK where necessary to deliver engineering technical expertise. A driving licence is essential.

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 Francesca on 01738 344763.

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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