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Senior Authorised Person - up to 33kv

Ref no. BHN569907
Location Portsmouth, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Are you a seasoned Senior Authorised Person (SAP) with expertise in high voltage (HV) systems? Clancy is seeking a talented individual to join our team in Portsmouth, where you'll lead the safe and efficient operation of HV electrical installations

Key skills required for this role

Senior Authorised Person, SAP, 33kv, 123kv, National Grid, Substation


Senior Authorised Person (SAP) - Portsmouth

Job description

Our client, a leading Energy company, is seeking a Senior Authorised Person (SAP) to join their team in Portsmouth. As an SAP, you will be responsible for executing construction and asset replacement projects on 11kV-33kV distribution networks. This role requires a flexible approach, strong technical knowledge, and a positive safety culture to ensure the successful completion of time-critical work for clients.


  • Organise and execute HV switching, isolation, earthing, and identification of the point of work on HV networks up to 33kV.
  • Prepare switching programs and system alteration forms.
  • Ensure 100% accurate execution of operational schedules on site and issue safety documentation to construction teams.
  • Undertake spiking of HV cables and pressure testing of new/modified plant.
  • Provide sound technical support to construction teams.
  • Ensure safety from the system and maintain a positive working culture within the team.
  • Commission and operate electrical plant and equipment within electricity substations.
  • Plan and organise scopes of work on behalf of clients.


  • Proven track record as an SAP within a recognised utilities/HV power contractor or a client-side DNO.
  • Hold or have held authorisations within any of the UK's DNOs within the last 12 months.
  • Thorough understanding of working under a DNO's control and experience of switching systems.
  • HNC in a relevant electrical or engineering discipline or demonstrable practical experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with overhead lines, underground cabling, and substation components/equipment/systems.
  • Good knowledge/experience of ring and radial systems is preferable.
  • Familiarity with National Model Distribution Safety Rules and their interpretation.
  • Confident and authoritative in carrying out SAP duties.
  • Experience in the Power Distribution arena, especially with SSEN DNO.
  • Possession of a current Senior Authorised Person certificate on an existing Distribution Network Owners System.
  • HNC in Electrical Engineering and safety-related qualifications are desirable.

If you have a solid background as an SAP and want to join a growing and dynamic team, apply now!

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