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Senior Authorised Person

England, Reading, Berkshire / Berkshire, Theale, England
£42691 - £49626 per annum + Car allowance
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Base Location: Reading, Theale, Thames Valley

Salary: £42,691 - £49,626 + car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time (37 hours per week) | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a SAP (Senior Authorised Person) to join our Harvesting & Tree Cutting team based in the Thames Valley area.

In this role you will be involved in all aspects of electricity overhead line work up to and including 33kV. The role can be physically demanding and will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions. You may be required to participate in standby duties for fault restoration work.

What do I need?

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

- Demonstrable experience of working on the overhead distribution systems, preferably with SAP authorisation and be authorised for LV switching on underground & back feedable transformers, as you will be carrying out operational duties on our Network.

- NOP 3/4 would be ideal, inputting Planned Supply Interruptions & writing switching schedules would be an advantage but is not essential.

- High regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority.

- Outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high-level service at all times & excellent problem solving and organisational skills.

- Enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities.

- A full UK driving licence is essential for this role.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare 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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