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Jointer reference: 935077700

Job at UK Power Networks in



Reporting to

Lead Operations Engineer


South Flexible - London


Area South

Reference number


Position Number

Employment Period


Contract Type


Salary Range

£34,700 + London Allowance + Benefits

Closing Date


Should you not currently have the full range of essential skills, qualifications and competencies listed above, there may be an opportunity for further development to equip the successful candidate appropriately. If the successful candidate does not have all relevant competencies for the core grade, it will be appropriate to appoint at a lower grade until they have developed the required competencies.

All applications will be reviewed after the closing date

We also provide the following additional benefits

Annual leave 25 days 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.

Main Job Purpose:

The position, working as part of the HV Engineering team will be responsible for the restoration of LV supplies on Customer owned LV distribution systems, IDNO Power Networks and customer owned distribution systems, carrying out jointing installation and repairs on HV and LV cable networks. The Jointer will also be required to work on new and existing systems to ensure continuity of supply to customers during new systems installation or existing systems modernisation.

Principle Accountabilities:

Responsibility for all aspects of Safety, Health and Environment relevant to this role To carry out risk assessments and maintain safe working practices Assist with the location of faults on distribution networks. The restoration of LV supplies Testing and switching on customer owned LV networks – and understanding the results of the tests and acting appropriately Any other relevant jointing duties Supervision of excavating teams Understanding operational and 1:500 diagrams LV and HV cable jointing up to and including 33kV Use of appropriate IT equipment including TDR, LV Faults sniffer and FFE equipment Immediate supervision of Jointers Mate and training of Apprentices. Act as an ambassador for UK Power Networks Services and deliver excellent customer service.

Nature and Scope

This position has been classified as a transferred role from apprentice to fulltime position as a jointer and will be subject to pre-appointment drug screening in accordance with the UK Power Networks policy on “Alcohol & Drugs”.

The successful applicants will be expected to progress with experience to undertake jointing up to 132kV. The role will require working as part of a team of technicians, jointers and fitters that report to The Lead Operational Engineer and have the support of experienced Field Engineers and Supervisors.

The role is predominantly based in the UK Power Networks Services area with work being undertaken on customer owned sites on a contractual basis. The successful candidate will also be required to travel and work anywhere within the UK on customer owned sites.

Skill and Educational Requirements

The following skills and attributes are important to this role

City and Guilds 232. Evidence of training, such as a CIS card, of a site supervisor and operative. UKPN Substation entry, LV and HV competencies desirable. Flexibility and able to work in a team environment. Ability to problem solve in a practical way. Able to work under pressure. Must have a clean driving licence.

Personal Skills

The following are important attributes for this role:

Strong safety focus required Must be customer focused Evidence of formal cable jointing training required Be able to work on their own or as part of a team

Any training required will be provided through the course of development

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 will ensure 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 will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

Employees need to be aware that for some craft and operational roles that work at height, or use fall arrest devices, there is an upper weight limit of 116Kg due to maximum safe working load of the safety equipment that is used.

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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.

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