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C&I Technician

Scotland, Highlands, Inverness
£39415 - £45136 per annum + Performance related bonus
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Foyers and Dundreggan, however you will be required to travel to other Hydro sites within the Great Glen area.

Salary: £39,415 - £45,136 depending on skills and experience + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

As part of the Foyers Great Glen Section Hydro Maintenance team, you'll be accountable for the delivery of a wide range of C&I operational, maintenance and project work.

Some of your main accountabilities will include;

- Flood gate controller and fish pass instrumentation maintenance.

- Water level transducer installation, calibration and repair.

- Alarm and protection, SCADA systems and communication equipment installation, testing and maintenance.

- First line C&I defect resolution, i.e. response, coordination, repair and management within the Maintenance Management System including where appropriate setting contractors to work and providing supervision during the works.

- The attainment and upkeep of a high level restricted Safe Systems of Work authorisation.

- Assessing the technical integrity of C&I assets and proposing technical solutions proactively.

- Understanding the importance of OT cyber security and supporting the implementation of the Hydro cyber security policy.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, we would love you to have;

- A minimum of HNC level qualification or similar within a related engineering discipline, supported with practical experience, or an extensive background within a maintenance or operational environment.

- Knowledge and experience of C and I systems and sensors, engineering plant and apparatus relevant to power generation sites, computerised maintenance management and health and safety systems.

- Experience operating and maintaining PLCs, SCADA systems and field instrumentation. You should also be familiar with various fixed and wireless communication protocols.

- An understanding of the importance and meaning of an effective Safe System of Work, a good understanding of health and safety regulations and the ability to attain and maintain a high level Safe System of Work authorisation.

- A CITB SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) qualification or equivalent, or currently working towards this.

Due to the nature of this role, you may be required to travel, therefore a full and valid driving license will be essential.

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.

What happens now?

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 Pamela on 01738 342002.

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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