Trainee Projects Designer

Recruiter
UK Power Networks Ltd
Location
Potters Bar, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Sep 2019
Closes
28 Sep 2019
Ref
1261862583
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Location: Potters Bar, Potters Bar, GB
Position: Trainee Project Designer
Reporting to: Lead Design Engineer
Location: Potters Bar
Directorate: Connections
Reference Number: 46059
Employment Period: Permanent
Contract Type: Collective
CIP Level / Bonus: 3%
Starting Salary: SG2 - £26,580 - Plus benefits and bonus
Closing Date: 26/09/2019
We also offer :
Personal Pension Plan - Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
Season ticket loan
Occupational Health support
Switched On - scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
Discounted access to sports and social clubs
Employee Assistance Programme.
Role Purpose:
Working within a team of designers reporting to a Lead Design Engineer, the post-holder is required to produce designs, quotations, work packs and monitor the financial position of the projects with Network Operations for customer connections.
The Trainee Project Designer is guided by the Design Policy and the Connection Charging Manual, and is expected to meet all Electricity Guaranteed Standards and safety standards.
Typically, quotations vary between £2k and £200k, but can be up to £1M and it would be expected that the post-holder will be competent to undertake this role autonomously.
Key Responsibilities include:
Professional liaison with customers, their agents and internal stakeholders to gain the information required to complete a quotation.
Produce designs, quotations and work packs to agreed license condition and guaranteed standard timescales. This will include network analysis, reinforcement design and Netmap drawings.
Consistent knowledge and application of the Design and Connection Charging Policies as well as relevant Codes of Practice.
Production of work packs satisfying all safety and delivery requirements.
Together with Network Operations colleagues, to ensure delivery of projects to financial targets and support project closure through financial reconciliation.
Essential Skills
The post-holder should demonstrate a keen awareness of the design and operation of the electricity distribution network.
The post-holder should possess the drive to give excellent service to customers to meet their needs.
Good organisation skills including the ability to plan, manage time and other resources efficiently are a pre-requisite.
Must be able to show initiative whilst working as a team player, taking ownership and contributing to targets and supporting team success.
Be able to demonstrate intelligent balanced judgements in all matters
Ability to work in a pressured environment as part of a highly focused team with a flexible and adaptable approach to work.
Enthusiastic & strong customer focus, without losing sight of safety and security of supply objectives.
Nature and Scope
The Connections Directorate designs and undertakes new and altered electricity connections within the UK Power Networks Licence area. All works are customer driven and the design team have to manage their time to meet customer expectations as well as comply with Licence Conditions, Guaranteed Standards and Safety Standards.
The Project Designer is required to liaise with customers, develop new connection designs that meet the customer requirements and produce quotations and work packs.
The role requires access to secondary substations to carry out surveys and installation of monitoring equipment

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