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Field Engineer

UK Power Networks
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Field Engineer
Reporting to
Lead Field Engineer
Network Operations - Eastern Region
Reference Number
Employment Period
Contract Type
CiP Level
Salary Range
£40,507 per annum (depending on experience)
Closing Date•
23rd June 2021

All applications will be reviewed after the closing date

Job Purpose:

To work as part of a team within the Eastern Region geographical area.• In addition the role will include supporting Capital Programme, Connections, and Faults within the area. This includes liaison with customers, network operations and control, networks planning and supervision of field staff and management of contractors.

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Ensure high standards of safety management throughout all areas of responsibility.
  • Responsibility for delivery of all maintenance, construction and fault works to time, cost and quality.
  • Ensuring staff comply with all policies and procedures and work to a high standard of quality.
  • Daily planning, co-ordination and real time responsibility for the efficient utilisation of resources.
  • Liaise with HV/LV control - submission of HV/LV switching log, complete HV/LV network operations in accordance to distribution safety rules and policies and procedures etc.
  • Ensure that the Asset Database - SAP, is updated with completed work etc. as required by the system.
  • Support and provide technical support to field staff,
  • Manage and resolve any contract actual issues, with the support of Contract Management.
  • Produce Risk Assessments and Method Statements for the safe delivery of projects work as and when required.
  • Complete quality assurance checks of works completed and take action to rectify any quality issues identified.
  • Liaise with and manage relationships with our customers with the aim of meeting their expectations wherever possible.
  • To be prepared to assist other sections as and when required e.g. organisational changes, system emergencies etc as determined by your skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Complete out of hours safety/emergency response (Standby) as and when required.

Nature and Scope:
The post holder will be an integral part of the team responsible for the delivery of all Maintenance, Capital Programme, Connections and Faults work within a geographical area. In conjunction with the scheduling team, Work Planner, Field Staff Supervisor and Field Staff you will be responsible for delivering an excellent service to the customer, ensuring we meet the requirements of our Guaranteed Service Standards.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Band F = LV Field Engineer / Trainee Engineer
  • Band E= 11k SAP (with ONC)
  • Band D= 33kv SAP (with HNC)
  • LV authorisation on the EPN network
  • IT literate including MRS, SAP etc.
  • Current valid driving licence

  • ONC Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • NRSWA (City & Guilds) Supervisors certificate
  • IOSH Managing Safely certificate
  • Familiarity with MS Excel spreadsheets

Key Competencies

  • Organisational Awareness
  • Customer Service
  • Safety Management
  • To be able to work on own initiative
  • Flexibility

  • Project Management
  • Prioritisation/Scheduling experience

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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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