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Craft Technician

Aberdeen, Scotland
£39415 - £45136 per annum
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Base Location: Aberdeen

Salary: £39,415 - £45,136 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

The duties and responsibilities of the Craft Technician - Plant & Cable are:

- Required to inspect, operate and maintain the transmission network across Scotland, Maintenance Technicians provide the front-line technical expertise and day to day work coordination in substation plant and cable maintenance teams.

- Working closely with teams of substation fitters, the Technician will build strong working relationships to assist Operations and Maintenance management to coordinate and deliver all aspects of inspection, repairs and maintenance activities within the specific discipline.

- Responsible for hands-on management of a wide range of high value, network critical electrical assets.

- Required to interpret and analyse various forms of inspection data from both internal and external sources, taking ownership and management for remediation, rectification and/or replacement of key components to ensure the ongoing safe and efficient operation of the Transmission network.

- Responsible for accurate reporting of work done and identification and escalation of developing and emergent trends in asset defects and failures.

What do I need?

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

- Ability to coach and mentor less experienced colleagues.

- Ability to independently supervise non-routine and complex tasks.

- Knowledge of maintenance management systems.

- Commenced/working through SVQ / NVQ in STEM discipline or equivalent qualification, gained equivalent experience.

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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