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9 months ago
Location: Perth & Kinross
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Administrative
Category: Electricity T&D Jobs
Job Title: Enhanced Technical Support Assistant

Location: Perth

Salary: £28,000 to £37,000 Depending on Skills and Experience

Permanent | Flexible working | 37 hours per week

Our Company

SSE is a British FTSE 35 Company and is one of the largest and most diverse energy companies in the UK. Operating under its licence as part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc is responsible for the transmission network in the North of Scotland. The network includes underground cables, overhead lines, towers and substations, operating at voltages between 33kV and 400kV, extending over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain. We have seen unprecedented growth in renewable generation in the North of Scotland over the previous decade. This growth has triggered significant investment in our network and we expect that this growth and investment will continue with the ongoing move towards sustainable energy solutions.

Our Role

We are looking for an Enhanced Technical Support Assistant to join our existing team in Perth. In this role, you will work alongside highly skilled colleagues who develop and maintain a safe, accurate and robust network Control System for use by our Transmission Control Engineering staff.

This business critical role ensures that our Control System remains aligned with our evolving network. As our network evolves, so does the technology we employ, bringing with it the challenge of developing solutions to ensure that all operations remain safe and efficient.

The role involves data submission activities to meet our obligations to National Grid as System Operator. It is therefore critical that shared data is accurate and supplied within defined deadlines.

Other work ranges between passive diagram changes with no configuration through to complex interactive control arrangements for symbols with multiple functions. You will learn to configure, prepare and develop all tele-metered plant within the SCADA Control System.

Your Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills;

- Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications

- Effective communication skills

- Excellent attention to detail

- Ability to take ownership of challenges and problems

- Ability to work with high accuracy whilst meeting deadlines

- Ability to think logically

- Fault finding skills

- Organisational skills

- Flexibility

- Prioritisation skills

- Strong team working skills, but also able to work using your own initiative

In addition, it would be an advantage to have a basic knowledge of electrical networks and previous experience of SCADA applications.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Challenging, diverse and rewarding role

- Competitive salary

- Development Opportunities

- Generous leave entitlement with options to purchase additional leave

- Group Pension Plan

- Great Share Plans

- Reduced rates for phone, broadband and energy supply

"In our annual engagement survey, our staff voted us as a great place to work"

Next Steps

If you have the skills to work in an environment that is passionate about safety, quality, innovation, teamwork and excellence in everything we do, and you want to be part of one of the greatest growth industries of the 21st century, we'd like to hear from you.

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is Monday 15th October

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. As a courtesy, internal candidates should please notify their line manager prior to submitting their application. Successful candidates will be subject to the company's verification and vetting process which includes a basic criminal record check.

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