SIU Team Leader

  • Job Reference: REQ1897
  • Date Posted: 4 May 2022
  • Employer: SGN
  • Location: Oban, Argyllshire
  • Salary: £27,400 to £35,600
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

SIU Team Leader


Location: Oban  

Salary: £27.4k - £35.6k (Plus significant standby payments)

Reference: REQ1897




This exciting opportunity has arisen within our Scottish Independent Undertakings (SIUs) in Oban. The SIU’s are unique in the UK in that they are not connected to the National Grid system and use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a feedstock.


This excellent opportunity is ideally suited to an experienced First Call Operative with a ‘service’ background, heating engineer/plumber with experience or nearing completion of their apprenticeship, other skilled trades would also be considered. You will ideally hold a City and Guilds and/or ACS accreditation.


The duties of this role will be multi-skilled, and the successful applicant will be involved in boiler servicing, emergency duties and meter work. Other skills will be developed over time to include mains and service laying and plant duties. Full Training in all SIU activities will be given to the successful candidate.




This role will offer plenty of genuine learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive salary with company benefits including retail & leisure discounts, HolidayPlus & Cycle2work schemes, gym & mobile discounts, a pension scheme, and more.


Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture is something we pride ourselves on at SGN. We want our workplace to be an innovative and inclusive place to work, where every single person feels empowered to achieve professional success.




  • Ideally you will be a time served plumber or a third-year apprentice preferably holding a City and Guilds and or ACS accreditation
  • You will be reliable, practical, and hardworking
  • Have good leadership qualities together with excellent inter-personal skills
  • You must hold a full driving licence
  • The work is physically and mentally demanding and you will be expected to work in a variety of outdoor environments
  • Have the ability to use field IT equipment and achieve high standards of safety and technical competence.


The nature of the job means that you will be expected to work variable hours and will be required to participate as necessary in a high frequency standby rota.


Not a perfect skills match? Tell us what you’re interested in – you might have a skill we didn’t realise we needed!




We’re on a journey to transform the future of gas and we think outside the box – futuristic technologies and robotics are leading our innovation. Keeping our customers safe and warm is what we do but beyond that, we want to make the world a better place, which is why we’re passionate about helping in our communities, reducing our carbon footprint and driving innovation in our industry.


At SGN, we strive to sustain our world through managing the network that distributes natural and green gas across the south of England and Scotland. We have an important responsibility to keep the gas flowing to 5.9 million homes and businesses. Your work directly impacts SGNs commitments to keeping our customers’ homes and businesses safe.


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