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Date: 07-Aug-2019

Location: Norwich - Trowse, Norwich, GB




Reporting to

Field Staff Supervisor




Network Operations

Reference Number


Employment Period




Salary Range

£26,580 per annum

Closing Date

23rd August 2019


All applications will be reviewed after the closing date


This is a great opportunity for someone who wishes to build a career in a large company that will support you in moving up the career ladder with a heap of benefits along the way.



  • We offer fully paid training to give you the recognised qualifications you need to progress your career at UKPN
  • Paid Annual leave
  • Personal Pension Plan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On – scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
  • Employee Assistance Programme.


UK Power Networks:

UK Power Networks owns and maintains electricity cables and lines across London, the South East and East of England.  We maintain and upgrade power equipment as well as move and connect new electricity cables.

UK Power Networks is the first company to win the prestigious Utility of the Year Award two years running and was named one of the top large companies (Sunday Times Top 30) to work for in the country for the third successive year.


Job Purpose:

The position will be responsible for the delivery of network enhancement projects and / or restoration of electrical supplies on the UK Power Networks distribution system, carrying out repairs on the overhead lines.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Carries out all work in connection with the construction, maintenance and report of
  • Overhead lines and any associate plant and equipment, connections, and earthing, including cable laying and necessary excavation, backfill and reinstatement
  • Overhead line service lines, pilots and catenaries, service termination equipment and connections thereto
  • Patrols overhead lines and reports defects and any work being performed in the vicinity of the line route.
  • Carries out work on live 240/415v apparatus conductors or equipment as required, in accordance with the appropriate safety rules.
  • Carries out live line work on overhead lines up to and including 33kv.
  • Installs and connects, or disconnects and removes, or re-sites whole current metering.
  • Removes and replaces links and fuses on the 240/415v network.
  • Uses meters and instruments and records readings.  Assists in resistance, thermal and height measurements on overhead lines.
  • Carries out rigging, erects and inspects pre-formed scaffolds and pole and clip scaffolds.
  • Carries out tree felling and tree trimming.
  • Drives vehicles, cleans them and carries out roadworthiness checks.
  • Operates communications/data transmission and display equipment.
  • Operates mechanical aids and uses portable equipment.
  • Switches, isolates and earths when authorised to do so.
  • Undertake Standby Duties.


Nature and Scope:

Where appropriate, the post holder will work with the team to achieve the targets set out in the Performance Dashboard.  They will be able to work under their own initiative and demonstrate the ability to carry out risk assessments in order to create a safe working environment.


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • LV & HV Authorised
  • EPN network competency certificate
  • City & Guilds 232 certificate
  • To be able to work on own initiative
  • Able to complete self-risk assessments
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • To be prepared to train and learn new skills to be able to carry out the full range of duties.
  • To have previous experience/knowledge in the field of overhead line construction and maintenance


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. 


If in doubt ask!