Electrical Fitter

Electrical Fitter

Date: 19 Jun 2024

Location: West Ham, GB

78720 - Electrical Fitter

This Electrical Fitter will report to the Project Supervisor and will work within Capital Programme – Investment Delivery based in our London – West Ham office. You will be a permanent employee.

You will attract a salary of £41,536 plus Inner London Allowance £5723.57 One Network Payment £673.70 and Non-Canteen Allowance £11 and Van and a bonus of 3%.


Close Date:.26/06/2024


We also provide the following additional benefits

  • 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.


Job Purpose:

To work as part of a team, carrying out the full range of tasks associated with Primary and Grid substation construction at voltages between 400V and 132kV.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Installation and testing of all plant, apparatus and cables associated with the Grid, Primary and Distribution network.
  • Fault location and repair of all plant, apparatus and cables associated with the Grid, Primary and Distribution network.
  • Oversee work undertaken by UK Power Networks contractors.
  • Ensure that all staff for which you will be responsible work to the DSR and to demonstrate a safety culture.
  • Use IT equipment
  • Oversee construction / maintenance staff within their working party




The following skills and attributes are important to this role:-

  • City and Guilds 2339 – Level 2 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (Preferred) or City and Guilds 2365 – Level 2 Certificate in Electrotechnical Craft or equivalent
  • Completed an approved Apprenticeship in Electrical Fitting, Cable Jointing or Electrical Installation.
  • ECS Installation Electrical Card/EUSR SHEA Power or equivalent
  • Work in a team environment.
  • Problem solve in a practical way and work under pressure.
  • Must have a clean driving licence.
  • An understanding of Health & Safety and Environmental Legislation



  • City and Guilds 2382 – Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition)
  • MEWP operator licence
  • SMSTS competence
  • IOSH Working safely
  • Oxy-propane and gas awareness experience
  • Confined space trained
  • Receive PTW and Manage Site Safety
  • Move/Use Cranes/Scaffold in HV Compounds
  • Move/Use Ladders/Long Objects in HV Compounds


Nature and Scope:

You will play an important role in the safe completion of Capital and Connections Works Programme. You may work at any location within the UK Power Networks region they have been employed.


You will undertake training to increase your knowledge that could lead to progression within the organisation and may receive salary and band progression upon achieving the higher authorisation levels.


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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