Station Manager

Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Location: Orkney Islands

Closing date: 09 October 2016
Job ref. no.: 509779

Station Manager (509779)

Power Distribution

Job location:  Kirkwall

37,588 to 49,645 (SSE8) Depending on skills and experience

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across Scotland and Central Southern England. Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. 

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks we are keeping our customers' lives comfortable, warm and well lit, no matter what.  Our focus on people helps us understand the needs of the community and deliver the best service possible – no excuses.  We've worked on our networks for over 70 years to meet the changing needs of our customers.    We are ready to meet the challenges ahead.  We're powering our community.

To ensure that our network continues to run effectively, we are looking to recruit a Station Manager to join our team in Orkney at Kirkwall Power Station.  The primary function of the role is the management of a small team with responsibility for the safe operation and maintenance of the power station in standby and full duty modes.

In the role you will be involved in the routine operation of diesel generators and associated plant and systems. You will continually develop the maintenance systems to comply with current legislation and standards.  Part of the role will require you to manage maintenance and operations planning associated with the Distribution Network.  Another responsibility will be to maintain fuel stocks and plant spares availability.

On occasion, you may be required to participate in the operation and maintenance of other Embedded Generation stations within the group during planned and unplanned Network outages. 

To be successful you will be qualified to HNC/HND level in a relevant field, such as electrical or mechanical engineering; or equivalent experience.  Further to academic experience you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in thermal power generation. In addition to this you will need a good working knowledge of lubrication, steam, air/ water cooling, fuel and compressed air systems.  Qualified to Senior Authorised Persons (SAP) for plant isolations would be a distinct advantage however training can be provided.

Your technical skills will be complimented with an ability to communicate effectively with colleagues as well as externally with customers and other key stakeholders.  You will be able to show a commercial awareness in the decisions that you make, whilst keeping the customer at the heart of everything that we do.  It is important that you are IT literate, being comfortable with Microsoft packages as well as other internal and bespoke packages.


Closing date for applications is:  9th October

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


There are big energy challenges ahead, but with your skills and experience there are just as many opportunities. For us it's not just about being good at what you do - it's about enjoying what you do, too. So we'll encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share your great ideas, and do work that you can be proud of.  In return for being your best for our customers, you'll also enjoy a variety of benefits and development opportunities. On top of a competitive salary, you'll enjoy generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband.

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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