Quality Safety Inspector

England, Middlesex
plus benefits
04 Feb 2019
04 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: West London, Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Thames Valley Regions

Salary: £14.29 - £15.78 depending on skills and experience

Permanent| Full Time Hours


Our Role

Due to continued growth, we are recruiting Quality and Safety Inspectors, to join our team supporting operations across West London, Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Thames Valley Regions. This unique role offers an opportunity to play a pivotal position within the Tree Cutting Organisation ensuring the success of the annual tree cutting program. As a Quality and Safety Inspector (QSI) you'll be responsible for overseeing the performance and adherence to safety processes of all tree cutting contractors working for SSEN. This role is unique in its function, as it covers all aspects of a challenging yet rewarding working environment, this includes daily face to face interaction with internal and contract resource, site visits, onsite safety and quality auditing as well as recording and reporting on performance and safety information.

You will monitor and assess contractors' performance against key performance indicators, identifying trends in performance. You'll ensure site quality and safety as part of the Tree Cutting community developing strategies to ensure contractor performance and safety is continually improved and consistently monitored. This position is primarily a remote working role which will requires an above average amount of travelling within your allocated geographic area.

Your Regional base location depending on the area you would manage would be the following: West London, Slough, Basingstoke, Theale or Oxford Depots.


Your Experience

An understanding of the Arboriculturally industry is essential with experience within the Utility Arb sector being advantageous, as would previous experience of the Low Voltage and or High voltage networks, UA5 and other NPTC qualifications would be an advantage but not essential as progressive training is available for the right candidates.

You'll have previous experience of monitoring and recording third party contractor performance. Excellent communication skills are essential, your role will require you to build credible and professional relationships with contractors and external stakeholders as well as your direct team ensuring successful completion of projects to agreed deadlines.

Good planning and organisational skills are essential for this role to enable you to plan and deliver the team programme, on time and within budget. Safety is our key priority; you'll have the ability to risk assess activities throughout your working day and promote our safe working culture across the team. Previous experience of supervising teams of both direct staff or contractors is essential. Good computer skills are required.

Due to the travel element of this role, a full UK driving license is required.


Our Company

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.

Operations are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.


Our Benefits

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

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities


Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: Monday 4th March 2019

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.