UK Power Networks Limited
£22,856 - £30,123 depending on experience
17 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
CLOSING DATE: 28th October 2016

Job Purpose:

The position will be responsible for the delivery of network enhancement projects and / or restoration of electrical supplies on the UK Power Networks distribution system, carrying out repairs on the overhead lines.

Dimensions: No direct reports or financial budget.

Principal Accountabilities:

- Carries out all work in connection with the construction, maintenance and report of
- Overhead lines and any associate plant and equipment, connections, and earthing, including cable laying and necessary excavation, backfill and reinstatement
- Overhead line service lines, pilots and catenaries, service termination equipment and connections thereto
- Patrols overhead lines and reports defects and any work being performed in the vicinity of the line route.
- Carries out work on live 240/415v apparatus conductors or equipment as required, in accordance with the appropriate safety rules.
- Carries out live line work on overhead lines up to and including 33kv.
- Installs and connects, or disconnects and removes, or re-sites whole current metering.
- Removes and replaces links and fuses on the 240/415v network.
- Uses meters and instruments and records readings. Assists in resistance, thermal and height measurements on overhead lines.
- Carries out rigging, erects and inspects pre-formed scaffolds and pole and clip scaffolds.
- Carries out tree felling and tree trimming.
- Drives vehicles, cleans them and carries out roadworthiness checks.
- Operates communications/data transmission and display equipment.
- Operates mechanical aids and uses portable equipment.
- Switches, isolates and earths when authorised to do so.
- Undertake Standby Duties.

Nature and Scope:

Where appropriate, the post holder will work with the team to achieve the targets set out in the Performance Dashboard. They will be able to work under their own initiative and demonstrate the ability to carry out risk assessments in order to create a safe working environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

LV & HV Authorised

EPN network competency certificate

City & Guilds 232 certificate

To be able to work on own initiative

Able to complete self-risk assessments

Ability to work as part of a team

To be prepared to train and learn new skills to be able to carry out the full range of duties.

To have previous experience/knowledge in the field of overhead line construction and maintenance.