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Technical Services Field Technician

Scotland, Dundee / Aberdeen, Scotland / Scotland, Perth & Kinross, Perth
Closing date
10 Apr 2024

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Base Location: Aberdeen, Dundee or Perth

Salary: Up to £45,136 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

As a Transmission Technical Services Field Unit Technician, you will join a team of highly skilled colleagues working predominantly within the high voltage substation environment. You will assist with the capital delivery programme and with the maintenance of our existing protection and control systems. This is a pivotal role within the business, ensuring we build and maintain the highest standard of network for our customers.

The duties and responsibilities of the Technical Services Field Technician are:

- Support a team of Protection and SCADA Field Engineers.

- Protection and Control panel wiring and modification works.

- Basic protection relay testing and maintenance.

- Multicore cabling and panel steelwork modifications.

- Maintaining protection stores and arranging calibration of test equipment.

What do I need?

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

- A technical qualification to City & Guilds/SVQ level.

- Previous experience and technical knowledge of control and protection panels within a substation environment.

- Sound understanding of reading and interpreting protection schematic and wiring diagrams.

- Experience of carrying out testing and fault-finding on secondary wiring and auxiliary equipment.

- A full UK driving licence

Depending on experience and progress within the role, there may be an opportunity for progression to become a trainee protection engineer/protection engineer.

Due to the 24/7 nature of our networks, you may be required to work away from your base location on occasion and assist in a variety of ad hoc activities.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

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 Iona on 01738 344049.

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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