Graduate Field Engineer

Graduate Field Engineer

Date: 11 Apr 2024

Location: London Flexible, GB

Reference Number - 78478


This Graduate Field Engineer position will report to the Lead Field Engineer and will work within the Network Operations directorate based in our London Bidder Street office. You will be a 24 month Fixed Term employee.

You will attract a salary of £39,732.00 and a bonus of 3%.


If you are successful, you will need to undertake a medical and DBS reference check


Close Date: Friday 10th May


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.


Be part of something powerful.


We are the UK's biggest electricity distributor delivering power to 8.4 million homes and businesses across London, the east and south east of England. We keep the lights on across 29,250 square kilometres, serving 19 million people from Cromer in the east to Brighton on the south coast, including our capital, London


In addition to keeping the lights on, safely and sustainably, we care for our customers in the most vulnerable circumstances across our communities.


If you want to play a part in powering the lives of over 8.4 million homes, this is the place to be. We are a big business with a big responsibility, but we feel like a close-knit team. Join us, and we'll give you every opportunity to fulfil your potential and have a successful career, where you'll help us shape the future of the energy and utility industry.


The Programme


The 2-year structured graduate programme will offer you the opportunity of 9 months rotational placements, relevant to your role, helping you better understand the role of UK Power Networks and its directorates. The second year will see you placed in your first supported role. Working towards the roles and responsibilities outline below, you will start contributing to your team's success and achieving objectives. Throughout the programme you will develop the knowledge, competencies and leadership skills through embedded training sessions to help you succeed at UK Power Networks, along with mentorship from a senior leader.


The Job


Network Operations is the beating heart of UK Power Networks. The largest directorate in the business works directly on the electricity network. Keeping the lights on for over 19 million people.


You will be an important contributor to the team who manage the delivery of all Maintenance, Capital Programme, Connections and Faults work within the London electricity network. Together with the scheduling team, Work Planner, Field Staff Supervisor and Field Staff you will deliver an excellent service to the customer, ensuring we meet the requirements of our Guaranteed Service Standards.


Safety is the number one priority a UK Power Networks and as a field engineer you must ensure that a high standard of safety management prevails on all jobs and field staff get the support they require.


As a Field Engineer you will be the face of the company to customers, this means working with integrity and delivering great customer service to meet their expectations wherever possible.


The Team and Role


You will support the London Extra High Voltage (EHV) team to ensure all planned and fault related works are managed to the highest standard while ensuring all relevant health and safety policies are followed. You will be placed around putting people to work and ensuring all works are completed as safely and efficiently as possible. The role includes liaison with Asset Management, Capital Programme, Major Projects, and local Areas, which is a great opportunity to develop your internal network and understanding of the wider business.


You will work towards their 132kV Senior Authorised Person authorisation in Protection/Maintenance.



What you'll need:


  • You will have achieved or be on target to achieve a minimum of an Honours bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Full driving licence – this role will require you to drive to sites across the London area


We're also looking for someone who is:


  • Individuals looking to develop their operational engineering knowledge and competencies
  • Passionate about Health & Safety
  • Able to build relationships and deliver great customer service
  • Flexible and resilient
  • Willing to work outside and flexible hours at times



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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