ETR132 Arborist Resilience Surveyor

SSE Plc

ETR132 Arborist Resilience Surveyor

Salary Not Specified

SSE Plc, Cornhill, Aberdeen City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 21 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 91d09e5700da4e77b5dcc9adb7b13542

Full Job Description

Survey the Network to identify vegetation that needs to be managed & negotiate robust consent/assents with landowners & external organisations, whilst maintaining transparent and accurate tracking and monitoring of performance, supplying outputs to the business.

- Detail the safest & most efficient work method for each site and make up work packs for the utility arborists with maps & other relevant documentation.

- Assist in the development and implementation of a 'best-in-class team of utility arborists whilst undertaking a range of auditing activities focusing on safety, quality and service.

- Co-ordinate and lead key projects on site involving complex or challenging situations including storm response work.

- Work with the tree cutting management group to identify efficient ways of working whilst maintaining highest standards of safety and providing great customer service.

A proven track record in the Arboriculture or Forestry industry, ideally as a qualified Surveyor holding Professional Tree Inspection certification

- A good understanding and knowledge of the electricity network / experience of working with power lines, and climbing would be highly advantageous, however for the right applicant, full training will be provided.

- You should be comfortable working outdoors and you should already hold relevant NPTC certificate units for the use of chainsaws, and a qualification or certificates including NPTC UA5.

- A full, current driving licence is essential travel will be required. Enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities; you may have to work away from home occasionally, so this is key.

- Able to use a computer & basic software such as Office 365 (Word, Excel, OneDrive & Teams).

Whilst the above skills and experience are important, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our future employees.

- High regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority:

- Good communication skills & comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external,

- Good organisational skills with an ability to work to deadlines.

- Good customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high-level service at all time

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

Salary: £ (depending on skills and experience) + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

We invest millions every year to make sure that our network is in the best condition possible to minimise the risk of power cuts and to ensure the safety of the public. During high winds and storms, trees can contact our equipment and cause power cuts, and so we cut them down or trim them back to keep the lights on. As well as installing the latest technologies and carrying out regular maintenance, we have our in-house tree-cutting team to make sure that trees and vegetation are kept away from our overhead lines and equipment.

Being part of the Tree Cutting team, you will be involved with the management of a portfolio of work driven by stakeholders and will Risk Assess, Survey and Consent resilience Arboriculture work near the overhead lines. Safety