Ganger - HGV Class 2 Operator
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Ganger - HGV Class 2 Operator

Date: 03-Aug-2022

Location: Childerditch-Unit 2, Childerditch, GB


Job Title

Ganger - HGV Class 2 Operator

Reports To

Area Agent


Network Operations – Powercare – EPN  Region


Childerditch Unit 2

Reference Number


Employment Period


Contract Type

Powercare Collective Agreement

Job Family Level / Grade


Salary Range

£30,082 per annum (Depending on Experience)

Closing Date

1st September 2022


All applications will be reviewed after the closing date


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.
  • Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.


UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks is the country’s biggest electricity distributor, making sure the lights stay on for more than eight million homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England.

UK Power Networks continues to be listed in the Sunday Times’ Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For, as well as the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, and made industry history by becoming first company to win Utility of the Year two years running (2015 and 2016, also 2012). The company is accredited in the Investors in People Platinum and Nation Equality Standard.

The company invests more than £600 million in its electricity networks every year, offers extra help to vulnerable customers at times of need, and is undertaking trials to ensure that electricity networks support the transition to a low carbon future. It also moves cables and connects new electricity supplies.


Job Purpose

To ensure delivery to schedule of plant, materials and equipment to Field Teams within the South East Region through the provision of a safe, efficient and effective operation. Work as part as a team on site to complete work and act a support person where required. The post holder will be required to travel to the depot and pick up HGV to start work. The post holder will also be required to work weekends.



Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of Safety, Health and Environment relevant to this role
  • To carry out risk assessments and maintain safe working practices
  • Be able to operate hand held IT equipment to receive job instructions and record site information
  • Ensure quality of works meets with current policies and procedures
  • Ensure works are carried out to meet guaranteed service standards
  • Ensure the security of vehicle, tools, plant and equipment
  • To be able to work on their own or as lead person in a 2-man team
  • Be prepared to undertake other reasonable duties in line with the requirements of the Company
  • Act as an ambassador for UK Power Networks and deliver excellent customer service


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • NRSWA Units 001-003
  • HGV Class 2 Driving Licence
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Crane Operator Competency (Loader / Clamshell)
  • CSCS Operatives card  
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Slinger / Signaller


The following skills are not essential for the role but would be advantageous


  • Experience of working on electricity network
  • Sub-Station Entry
  • NRSWA Units 004-009



Person Skills

  • Work efficiently and communicate effectively with other team members
  • Have the enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills and techniques
  • Demonstrate a strong safety culture
  • Be flexible in their approach to work



Nature and Scope:

The successful applicant will be expected to work either on their own or as the lead person in a 2-man team carrying out the delivery of materials, plant and equipment to and from site. They will also assist Field Teams to complete work on site, and act as a support person when required.


The successful candidate may be required to travel anywhere within the UK Power Networks Network Footprint and when required work outside of normal core hours and participate in an out of hours standby rota.


Please Note: Internal candidates are eligible to apply for internal positions once they have successfully completed any contractual probationary period.


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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