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Electrical Technician

Shetland Islands, Scotland
£39415 - £50611 per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Base Location: Lerwick Power Station

Salary: £39,415 - £50,611 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Shift Work

We are looking for an experienced Electrical Technician to join the maintenance team within Lerwick Power Station. The main function of this role will be to coordinate the electrical maintenance on a day-to-day basis, working alongside the stations maintenance and operations teams to run the station in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.

In this role your duties will include:

Installation, maintenance, overhaul, fault finding and undertaking repairs on a diverse range of modern power generation equipment and auxiliaries to ensure safe and reliable plant and equipment operations. Your responsibilities will extend to the maintenance of advanced technical plant and equipment within the Power Station and for providing legislative, environmental and safety compliance.

What do I Need?

- Ideally qualified to a minimum of ONC / NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Engineering (or similarly relevant/equivalent qualifications).

- Previous technical experience of power generation equipment, HV and LV rotating plant, transformers, switchgear, motor control gear and ancillary equipment is desirable.

- You must have excellent communication, analytical and technical skills as you will liaise directly with clients, management, apprentices, contractors and other technicians on a daily basis ensuring all site work is undertaken to the company's requirements and safety instructions.

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?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Louise on 01738 351698.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality 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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