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Rising Mains Inspector

Hampshire, England, Portsmouth / England, London / Berkshire, Reading, England
£26609 - £30472 per annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN offices or depots around the UK.

Salary: £26,609 - £30,472 + van + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

A rising main is where the incoming mains enters a multi occupancy property and rises through the building and service cables radiate from the main to meter positions on each floor. SSEN Distribution is developing a programme to regularly inspect all rising mains installations within their Southern Licenced Area and to support this we are recruiting Inspectors to do the inspections including:

- Complete assessment and upload information onto the App of electrical installations throughout the building including to the meter location within the residences.

- Create Schematic of the electrical installation and identify and escalate any unsafe cable installations.

- Have an understanding of the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) business and an understanding of the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR).

- Understanding of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations including Asbestos and Confined space awareness.

What do I need?

- Energy and Utility Skills Register (EUSR) trained, preferably in Safety, Health and Environment Awareness (SHEA) Power.

- Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card holder.

- Electrical and/or civil building regulations qualification to City and Guilds/Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) standards (working towards but not essential) CAT1C, CAT4E, CAT4G, CAT5A, CAT5B & CAT5D Authorisations (working towards but not essential).

- Experience in lone working and in completing point of work risk assessments and identifying hazards with excellent communication skills.

- Installation/repair and maintenance of cable containment (trunking/tray work/ducting and risers).

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 Robert on 01738 341105.

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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