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Electrical Maintenance Technician

Reading, GB
Closing date
6 May 2024

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Job Details

Base Location: Slough, Berkshire

Salary:£39,415 - £45,136 + performance-related bonus+ a range of other benefits to support yourfamily, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern:Permanent| Full Time | Day shift Monday to Friday

What is the Role? Maintenance Electrician / Technician in small Power Station.

Reporting to the Supervisor, you will be working on station equipment, that ensures the safety, reliability, flexibility and efficiency of plant and equipment is maintained to meet the Company's requirements.

Key responsibilities will include:

- Carry out day to day planned maintenance tasks reporting back any problems and recommend improvements.

- Get involved in larger maintenances tasks during the annual engineering outage.

- Fault find on electrical plant and equipment and carry out repairs to a satisfactory standard. Examples of equipment to be worked on would be Motors and motor starter circuits, lighting and small power circuits, Machinery control panels, and Safety circuits.

- Carry out small electrical installations including installing cable management, cables and electrical equipment to BS7671:2018 regulations.

- Support plant failures and/or unplanned outages and find the most effective solution to resolve the problem in terms of cost and time.

- Contribute towards the delivery of projects in line with SSE and Station strategies including help with specification, implementation, and commissioning.

- Instruct and supervise contractor resources to carry out tasks in accordance with SSE's Safety Health and Environmental, and technical and commercial requirements.

- To ensure that appropriate records are kept for all work completed such that trends and learning points can be realised, and the updating of records (e.g. drawings, job plans) to reflect the current situation.

What do I need?

To be considered you must have:

- Educated to a minimum of City & Guilds Parts 1 & 2 Electrical installation or equivalent plus served a recognised electrical apprenticeship.

- 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulation BS7671 City and Guilds 2382-18.

- Proficient at carrying out Risk Assessments.

- Experience working in a Power station or heavy industry environment.

- Good communication skills with the ability to communicate at various levels including senior management.

- Be an effective team member working well with others and proactive when working alone.

Desirable skills / qualifications but not essential

- IOSH managing safety certificate.

- CompEX gas EX01, EX02, EX03, EX04 and Dust EX05, EX06.

- Qualified to carry out Inspection and Testing of fixed wiring installations to BS7671:2018 wiring regulation. City and Guilds 2391.

- Qualified to carry out Portable Appliance Testing. PAT. City & Guilds 2377.

- Experience in interrogating PLCs for fault finding purposes.

About our Business

SSE Energy Solutions 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.

What is 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 will be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

To discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact

Before commencing employment with SSE, you will be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


Our Benefits
  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

UK benefits booklet

ROI Benefits Booklet

NI Benefits Booklet


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