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Mechanical / Electrical Fitter

England, Hampshire, Aldershot / Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
£31339 - £35892 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Base Location: Basingstoke or Aldershot

Salary: £31,339 - £35,892 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

Do you have some experience as Mechanical or Electrical Fitter, or looking for a career change and would like to be part of a forward thinking company that powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland?

We are looking for interested candidates with a Mechanical or Electrical bias to join us and work as part of a team maintaining, inspecting, and repairing the electricity network that supplies our customers.

What is the Role?

- In this role you will be responsible for maintaining electrical equipment on the electricity network up to 132,000 volts, ensuring maintenance is completed within specific time frames and the network is restored to normal operation as soon as possible. This will also include emergency response to fault scenarios.

- You will be part of the team that is involved in the delivery of maintenance and inspection volumes in line with agreed targets, including all plant and equipment (both electrical and mechanical) ensuring it is operating within designated limits.

- You will assist the maintenance team with switching out the network and restoration switching within authorisation level, including planning on how, when and where all works will take place.

- You will be an ambassador for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks when interacting with external and internal customers, including National Grid and small scale power stations, to deliver world class customer service and protect the SSE brand.

- Safety is a key priority at SSE and throughout everything you do you will adhere to safety policies and procedures.

What do I need?

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

- Some experience as Mechanical or Electrical Fitter. Knowledge of the Electrical Distribution Network would be an advantage, but not necessary as training can be provided.

- A high regard for safety with strong customer service skills.

- Excellent communication skills are essential to this role as we deal with customer related issues face to face on a daily basis, and good service allows us to achieve our broader measure requirements and targets.

- A clean driving licence and flexible approach to working hours and work location is a must.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we're looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You'll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. You'll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net zero, so team work will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger - an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.

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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