EHV Fitter (26456)

Recruiter
UK Power Networks
Location
Maidstone
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 Aug 2017
Expires
23 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Position
EHV Fitter
Reporting to
Supervisor
Location
SPN
Department
Capital Programme - Investment Delivery
Reference Number
26456 Employment Period
Permanent
Contract Type
Collective
CiP Level
3%
Salary Range
GBP28,021 - GBP31,446 (depending on experience) Closing Date 24th September 2017
Job Purpose:
To work as part of a team, carrying out the full range of duties associated with EHV substation installation and construction at voltages between 11kV and 132kV.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Installation and testing of all plant and apparatus associated with the Grid, Primary and Distribution network
  • Fault location and repair of all plant and apparatus associated with the Grid, Primary and Distribution network
  • Supervise work undertaken by UK Power Networks contractors
  • Ensure that all staff for which he/she is responsible work to the DSR and to demonstrate a strong safety culture
  • Use of appropriate IT equipment
  • Immediate supervision of construction / maintenance staff within their working party

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
The following skills and attributes are important to this role:-
  • City and Guilds 232 or equivalent
  • City and Guilds 2391 or equivalent preferred
  • ECS Electrical Installation or equivalent
  • Flexible and able to work in a team environment
  • Ability to problem solve in a practical way and able to work under pressure
  • Must have a clean driving licence
  • MEWP operator licence preferred
  • Confined space trained (UK Power Networks - AB&C)
  • SMSTS competence preferred
  • IOSH Working Safely preferred
  • Furseweld and oxy-acetylene gas awareness training and experience
  • A good understanding of Health & Safety and Environmental Legislation
  • Receive Permit To Work and Manage Site Safety (up to 132kV) preferred

Nature and Scope:
The person undertaking this role will play a vital role in the safe and timely completion of the Capital Programme for the South East and London region. The job holder may be required to work at any location within the UK Power Networks area.
The successful candidate would be expected to undertake training with regard to switching on the Primary Network and may receive salary and band progression upon attaining the higher authorisation levels.
Please Note: Internal candidates who are still within a probationary period must obtain the written approval of their manager, which must be submitted with their application.

Health & Safety Responsibilities
Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.
Employees are responsible for ensuring they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

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