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Inverness, Scotland, Highlands
Performance related bonus
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

Job Details

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: Muir of Ord / Contin areas

Salary: £16.24 - £18.60 per hour. 45 hour working week. Salary 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

We have an opportunity for a Fabricator to join our established Renewable Operation's business.

Based from Muir of Ord/Contin, you'll play a key role within the Fabricator team, who's responsibility is to maintain components around our Civil Hydro Assets. Our diverse Hydro portfolio includes over 56 Hydro stations, 84 dams, a catchment area of around 8, providing an installed capacity of over 1450MW.

Some of your main accountabilities will include;

- Ensuring the highest level of health, safety and environmental compliance on SSE programme works, by making sure all SSE staff and contractors comply with and maintain safe working practices.

- Fulfilling roles under CDM (2015), and ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.

- Working with SSE staff and contractors to guarantee rigorous application of risk assessments and frequent review of method statements.

- Using technical experience and knowledge to carry out fabrication work in the shop and on site, reporting progress, and ensuring compliance with agreed work scopes.

- The day-to-day fabrication and installation of delivering the PUWER maintenance works within the Hydro catchment.

You'll be required to achieve authorisation levels within SSE Generation System Safety Rules (GSSRs), and training will be provided.

What do I need?

This role would be well suited to someone with a Fabrication and/or site works background, with a wide range of technical knowledge around Hydro Assets.

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

- An SVQ 2, NC, or equivalent qualification in an engineering discipline.

- The ability to risk assess activities throughout your working day and to work within Health and Safety guidelines.

- A considered and flexible approach to problem solving, ensuring that safety is always at the forefront of any proposed solution.

- Experience of supervising works would be advantageous, however it is not essential, as full training will be provided to support your development within the role.

- The role involves manual handling and lifting, installation, climbing ladders and scaffolding, and navigating uneven terrain in sometimes harsh conditions to access sites, therefore the ability to undertake these activities independently is essential.

- The willingness to be flexible, as working away from home may be required.

As you will be travelling to different sites, it is essential you hold a full, current and valid driving licence.

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 Pamela on 01738 342002.

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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