Electrical Fitter
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Electrical Fitter

Date: 15-Sep-2021

Location: Heathrow, Heathrow Airport, GB



Electrical Fitter/Technician - Heathrow

Reporting to

Lead Operational Engineer


Based Heathrow Airport


UK Power Networks Services 

Reference Number


Employment Period


Contract Type

Services Craft and Admin - SCA5/SCA4

CiP (Bonus)



£34,700 + Outer London Weighting  (Depending on Skills and Experience)

Closing Date

28th September 2021


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
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.


Job Purpose

The Electrical Fitter/Technician role is to ensure effective delivery of all planned construction and operations, inspections and maintenance functions on power HV and LV systems. The position will incorporate construction, operation and maintenance and is a multi-site role. The individual is responsible for delivery of all aspects of inspections, construction and maintenance activities.


The job holder is to undertake the construction and maintenance of the UK Power Networks Services owned and Client assets as directed by the Operational Engineer. The individual will be working for the Senior Authorised Person whowill put the individual to work.  

The Electrial Fitter and the Technician will carry out similar base duties as detailed below.  In addition to the duties undertaken by an Electrical Fitter the Technician must be multi skilled and attained an Authorised Person status for switching on the HV network and to issue Limitations-of-Access. 


Principal Accountabilities

  • Construction and Maintenance of the UK Power Networks Services owned assets through the range 33kV to 230v
  • Assist the Operational Engineer in meeting maintenance targets on time and within budget,
  • Basic testing of protection systems and devices
  • Construction and Maintenance of the Control and Protection Systems
  • Operate and update Asset database in respect of project and maintenance activities
  • Contribute to fault investigations and repairs as required.
  • Conversant with manufacturers maintenance regimes,
  • Comply with UK Power Networks Services inspection and maintenance policies and procedures (adhere to maintenance job plans),
  • Use of the asset management system (currently SAP) for recording in a tiley manner on-site work undertaken;
  • Authorised to work on the high and low voltage systems and competent to receive safety documentation,
  • Competent to supervise contractors,
  • Competent in basic workshop fitting skills,
  • Carry out reactive and minor construction work for distribution system up keep
  • Maintain records of all completed operations, inspections and maintenance; test sheets and safety documentation,
  • To carry out any duties commensurate to your grade and competency such as switchgear, transformer and battery maintenance, substations inspection and cleaning and transformer oil testing.
  • Subject to the correct competencies carry out LV fault locations and termination and jointing of LV cables.
  • Undertake additional activities commensurate with the job level and competency

 Duties General:

  • Assist the Operational Engineer in maintaining the very best in client relationships,
  • Adhere to the requirements detailed in Method Statements and Risk Assessments,
  • Manage their works and site safely  
  • Embrace “Stay Safe” and “IPR” content,
  • Competent to write and adhere to the requirements detailed in Method Statements and Risk Assessments,
  • Compliance with UK Power Networks Services Policies and Procedures covering all matters related to Health, Safety, Quality and the Environment,
  • Identifying and reporting of hazards and rectifying where necessary,
  • Relevant Safety Qualification such as IOSH
  • Comply with UK Power Networks Services purchasing policies and procedures,
  • Timely and accurate completion of timesheets and relevant expenses claims,
  • Self-motivated and able to work with the minimum of supervision.
  • Attend and contribute to team briefings, meetings and committees as required,
  • Provide supervision of contractors and personnel when necessary and competent to do so.
  • Carry out substation inspections as required to meet the maintenance standards
  • Ensure all substation compounds are kept clean tidy and free from vegetation

 Nature and Scope

  • The jobholder will be a key member of the Services team and must be able to work closely with departmental management.
  • The post holder will in most cases report to the Lead Operational Engineer and be responsible for the delivery of the scheduled operations, inspections and maintenance work.
  • The jobholder will be principally accountable for ensuring that all operations, inspections and maintenance activities are completed on time, together with addressing reactive (unplanned) and outstanding work that has been deferred due to operational or customer reasons.
  • The jobholder principal challenge is to ensure that all operation, inspections and maintenance activities are delivered as necessary in conjunction with the required inspection and maintenance plan each year.
  • Provide integral support within the team as necessary. Attend and contribute to team briefings, meetings and committees as required.


Skills, Qualifications and Experience


The job requires an individual with;

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent
  • Hold a qualification in Electrical Engineering City & Guilds or equivalent
  • Experience in Operational Construction and Maintenance work planning.
  • Traceable work history.
  • Criminal Record Check.
  • Ability to obtain a Client Infrastructure Security Passes as required.
  • Medical & Drugs and Alcohol screening
  • Full drivers licence.
  • As a minimum a Competent Person ideally working towards Authorised Person status to switch on high and low voltage systems and to issue Limitations-of-Access
  • Operational understanding systems through the range 33kV to 230v.
  • Experience of undertaking routine inspection and maintenance activities.
  • Use of the Asset Management System (currently SAP).
  • Fit and willing to be trained to work in confined spaces if required.
  • Either PASMA certified or able and willing to be trained for prefabricated scaffold erection
  • Compliance with UK Power Networks Services O&M Policies and Procedures relating to Health,
  • Safety, Quality and the Environment.
  • The individual will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently with flexibility and an adaptable approach to problem solving is essential.
  • Competent to undertake maintenance and construction activities on a range of LV equipment including street lighting furniture and distribution equipment
  • Be computer literate to undertake data input onto handheld devices.



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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