Field Engineer
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Field Engineer

Date: 07-Aug-2019

Location: Dist-Kings Lynn, King's Lynn, GB



Field Engineer

Reporting to

Lead Field Engineer


Network Operations – Eastern Region


Kings Lynn

Reference Number


Employment Period


Contract Type




Salary Range

£53,434 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:

To work as part of a team within the Eastern Region geographical area.  In addition the role will include supporting Capital Programme, Connections, and Faults within the area. This includes liaison with customers, network operations and control, networks planning and supervision of field staff and management of contractors.


Principle Accountabilities:

  • Ensure high standards of safety management throughout all areas of responsibility.
  • Responsibility for delivery of all maintenance, construction and fault works to time, cost and quality.
  • Ensuring staff comply with all policies and procedures and work to a high standard of quality.
  • Daily planning, co-ordination and real time responsibility for the efficient utilisation of resources.
  • Liaise with HV/LV control – submission of HV/LV switching log, complete HV/LV network operations in accordance to distribution safety rules and policies and procedures etc.
  • Ensure that the Asset Database – SAP, is updated with completed work etc. as required by the system.
  • Support and provide technical support to field staff,
  • Manage and resolve any contract actual issues, with the support of Contract Management.
  • Produce Risk Assessments and Method Statements for the safe delivery of projects work as and when required.
  • Complete quality assurance checks of works completed and take action to rectify any quality issues identified.
  • Liaise with and manage relationships with our customers with the aim of meeting their expectations wherever possible.
  • To be prepared to assist other sections as and when required e.g. organisational changes, system emergencies etc as determined by your skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Complete out of hours safety/emergency response (Standby) as and when required.


Nature and Scope:

The post holder will be an integral part of the team responsible for the delivery of all Maintenance, Capital Programme, Connections and Faults work within a geographical area. In conjunction with the scheduling team, Work Planner, Field Staff Supervisor and Field Staff you will be responsible for delivering an excellent service to the customer, ensuring we meet the requirements of our Guaranteed Service Standards.


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:



  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • HV authorisation on the EPN network
  • IT literate including MRS, SAP etc.
  • Current valid driving licence



  • ONC Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • NRSWA (City & Guilds) Supervisors certificate
  • IOSH Managing Safely certificate
  • Familiarity with MS Excel spreadsheets


Key Competencies



  • Organisational Awareness
  • Customer Service
  • Safety Management
  • To be able to work on own initiative
  • Flexibility



  • Project Management
  • Prioritisation/Scheduling experience


Should you not currently possess the full range of essential skills, qualifications and competencies listed above, there may be an opportunity for further training to equip the successful candidate appropriately.  If the successful candidate does not possess all relevant competencies for the core grade, it will be appropriate to appoint at a lower grade until they have developed the required competencies.


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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