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HIU Engineer (Heat Interface Unit Engineer)

England, London
Closing date
3 May 2024

Job Details

Base Location: London and home counties, Field Based

Salary: Competitive + company vehicle, + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options

What is the Role?

The O&M team within SSE Energy Solutions operates many types of Heat Interface Units (HIUs). Maintaining these HIUs over their whole life in an efficient and effective manner is core to our overall Operational, Financial and commercial success. The HIU Engineer will work closely with their colleagues across Distributed Energy to ensure our whole life operational activities are based on sound operational experience and industry best practice.

They will also be the point of operational escalation and assist on the resolution to significant operational issues and work with the wider heat Team for the analysis and evaluation of fault and reliability trends across our Asset base. They will assist on initiatives to overcome the issues identified in the analysis.

Key responsibilities will include:

- Communicate verbal and written information/ ideas courteously and effectively.

- Build and maintain relationships with colleagues working effectively as part of a team and having consideration of others needs and skills.

- Proactively help and support others to achieve team objectives.

- Provide a high level of service to customers (internal and external).

- Maintain contact with customers, establish their requirements and respond to them.

- Effectively prioritise and perform tasks under pressure, demonstrate positive attitude motivation, commitment, perseverance and conscientiousness in delivery of the service.

What do I need?

- Experience in Operational and Maintenance Service Delivery (Mechanical / HIU / HVAC / AHU experience).

- Preparing Method statements, Risk & COSHH Assessments, and Permits to Work.

- Mechanical / Electrical / Controls engineering in a similar environment; with comprehensive understanding of current industry practices and relevant legislation.

- Served a recognised apprenticeship and be qualified to ND / City & Guilds/ NVQ level 3 in Mechanical.

- SMSTS or NEBOSH Certification in Site Safety Management (training can be provided.).

- A full UK driving licence.

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management. In order to accelerate progress towards net zero SSE Group is investing £7m a day on low carbon infrastructure, creating 1,000 green jobs a year in the process, as part of its £25bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme).

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 Zoe on 01738 344072.

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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