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Plant Replacement and Automation Engineer

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England / Aldershot, England, Hampshire / England, Hampshire, Petersfield
£44195 - £50611 per annum + car/car allowance
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Aldershot, Basingstoke, Petersfield or Portsmouth

Salary: £44,195 - £50,611 depending on authorisations and skills and experience + car/cash allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

We are looking for a Plant Replacement and Automation Engineer to join our team!

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

- Being out on-site, checking works to ensuring compliance and working with our framework partner to ensure quality and right first-time installation.

- Traveling across sites along the South Coast working with our project management team and design teams. You'll be critical in ensuring operational safety on-site and driving quality of works.

- Installation and commissioning of Plant and Automation Schemes. You'll complete installations of automated equipment in urban and rural environments, working with line teams and substation teams as necessary.

- Coordinating plant including retro fitting and complete installation of Local Control Units, communications modems and antenna.

- Commissioning all new automated plant end-to-end. Full commissioning of complete automation schemes with Distribution Control Centres.

What do I need?

- SSEN operational authorisations CAT 1,2,4,5,7,10B and CAT 14 C & D. Training will be given for CAT 4E and automation installations if required.

- Preferably we would like you to hold CAT 12 B & CAT 15 SFT however training will be given if required.

- Operational experience on SSEN switchgear.

- Knowledge of distribution automation systems.

- Awareness of key stakeholders and customers for electricity distribution.

- A passion for safety and the motivation to work well in a team as well as independently.

It is an essential requirement for this role that you have a full, current driving licence.

About our Business

Network Construction, South East Region is part of the Capital Delivery Team in the Southern License area of SSEN. Our work covers the replacement, maintenance and upgrading of assets on our Electrical Power infrastructure which supplies our customers across West Sussex and Hampshire.

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 teamwork 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 Stacey on 01738342529.

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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