2019 LPN Engineering Development Programme - Brixton, Covent Garden & Camden
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2019 LPN Engineering Development Programme - Brixton, Covent Garden & Camden

Date: 27-Jul-2019

Location: N/A, Various, GB


2019 LPN Engineering Development Programme

Reporting to

Engineering Trainees Team Leader


Brixton, Covent Garden & Camden


Health, Safety, Sustainability & Technical Training

Employment Period


Contract Type

PMSNF Collective Agreement

Job Family Level/Grade

Band F3

CiP Level

3% (6% at stretch)


£30,386 per annum (or internals existing salary as per TEA agreement)


  • 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.

Closing Date

Monday 26th August 2019

Start Date

November 2019

Contact Email: futuretalent@ukpowernetworks.co.uk

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This is an exciting opportunity to join UK Power Networks and gain the skills and experience required to become a qualified Power Networks Engineer through a structured individual training programme.

Applications are invited for the above training opportunity. This vacancy is open to all external candidates and UK Power Networks permanent employees.


Job Purpose

The Engineer Development Programme (EDP) 2019 is designed to provide successful candidates who are passionate to work on the Distribution Network and have a desire to become a Power Networks Engineer building on their existing HNC or equivalent qualifications.


The EDP takes two and a half years to complete, however, if you already hold a relevant technical qualification and have 5 year’s experience in a distribution network role the training period may vary.  Trainees will be required to undertake development activities which provide the skills necessary to become a Power Networks Engineer. The programme will include;

  • Completion of competency courses required to become a Senior Authorised Person SAP (Overhead, Underground or Combined) at a minimum of 11kV
  • Experiential learning to provide the experience required to progress in becoming a rounded Power Networks Engineer
  • Development of business awareness with the opportunity to gain experience in other business areas such as Asset Management and major capital projects

Successful completion of the EDP will qualify trainees to pursue an Engineering role within the UK Power Networks Business.


Principal Accountabilities

  • To learn and apply techniques gained from the Engineer Development Programme safely and in accordance with the Network Operations Directorate and H&S standards.
  • To successfully complete the modules and required milestones within the EDP programme.
  • To demonstrate positive behaviours, performance and attitudes throughout the programme as befits an aspiring professional Power Networks Engineer working within UK Power Networks.
  • Learn and apply knowledge gained on network engineering activities in line with the UK Power Networks policies, processes and procedures.
  • Work with Operational field staff to learn the most effective technical solutions for the development of the network.
  • Learn how to generate detailed management project reports when required.
  • Use skills learned from their academic qualification to provide support on and generate solutions for specific projects, including attention to Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations, as required.
  • Work on projects and work packages as required to gain experience and knowledge.
  • Learn and apply knowledge gained to prepare robust risk assessments for network activities as required
  • Work with colleagues to learn the management referrals and follow up work from specific Business regions/areas/directorates as applicable.
  • Completion of all training provided
  • Sit a Technical Interview Panel (TIP) on completion of the programme
  • Achieve SAP in Overhead, Underground or Combined

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to a career within electrical power  engineering
  • Have experience of the working environment and work discipline
  • Possess a minimum of HNC in an electrical/electronic engineering related discipline
  • Computer literate  in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Possession of a full UK driving licence and knowledge of UK Power Networks  geographical area
  • DNO experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • A commitment to Health and Safety having obtained or willing to work towards a Health & Safety qualification
  • Must already be in a role which supports the development to a Power Networks Engineer
  • Aspiration to become a Power Networks Engineer
  • Self-motivated and committed
  • Prepared to develop learning in own time
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Key Dates

  • Applications close: Monday 26th August
  • Assessment centre: September
  • Start date: November 2019


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 are responsible for ensuring 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 are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.
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