Distribution Supply Technician

Distribution Supply Technician

Date: 20 Jun 2024

Location: Brimsdown, GB


This Distribution Supply Technician will report to the Field Staff Supervisor and will work within Network Operations based in Brimsdown depot. You will be a permanent employee.


You will attract a salary of £37,165 per annum, plus part shift allowance and a bonus of 3%.


Close Date: 3rd July 2024


We also provide the following additional benefits

  • Annual Leave

  • 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.

  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs

  • Employee Assistance Programme.


Job Purpose:

As part of a dynamic team, you will manage the fast initial response to 'no supply' calls and other abnormalities which occur on the Distribution System.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Ensure rapid and safe response to emergency calls as directed by Network Operations or local office.

  • Provide regular updates via verbal or mobile electronic hand held devises following procedures.

  • Provide and accurate information on fault conditions, carry out initial fault location and liaise with local staff on repairs.

  • Investigate voltage complaints and instal test equipment.

  • Carry out Authorised Person (AP) duties.


Nature and Scope:

You will demonstrate a responsible and safe approach to unplanned hazardous situations. You will deal with members of the public, emergency services and local authorities when representing UK Power Networks in emergency situations.

They will work as part of a team covering a shift rota pattern for the period 7:00am to 11:00pm and the rota pattern (will include standby cover but not contractual). The successful candidate, where required by the Company to undertake operational standby duties these standby duties will be a contractual commitment on a permanent basis. It is expected that you will commit to standby duties permanently unless formally agreed by our organization in view of health or personal reasons.



You will preferably be authorised for 11KV switching and LV Linking, it is also possible that they will have developed metering skills. All of this will have been gained from experience as a Distribution Craftsperson, along with knowledge of fault investigation procedures.

You will likely be qualified up to a minimum of C&G 2339, formally 232, or equivalent, up to ONC/HNC or equivalent in Electrical Engineering.




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 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 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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