Craftsperson Overhead Lines

Job Reference: wpower/TP/12/177
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Details: Permanent
Salary: £32,437*
Working Hours: 37
Closing Date: 26/08/2019
Role Types: Operational Roles
Region / Division: Distribution
Department: Network Services
Location: Withybush

About Us

When you join WPD you become a part of our 6,500 plus strong team of professional, clerical and administrative staff looking after our extensive electricity distribution network, serving 7.8 million customers in the Midlands, South Wales and South West. You will work in areas as diverse as:

  • Highly populated urban centres such as Birmingham, Bristol , Nottingham and Cardiff
  • Beautiful remote locations including the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor and the Peak District.

You will become integral to a company offering many benefits, which is committed to investing in the latest technologies and working methods to improve service to customers.

We know that our people are at the heart of this success and work hard to create a purposeful working environment which everyone can be a part of.

Job Introduction

An opportunity has arisen for a Craftsperson (Overhead Lines) based in Withybush to cover the North Pembrokeshire area. 

In this role you will be required to undertake construction, maintenance, replacement and repair of overhead lines up to and including 33kV.

* The successful candidate may initially be appointed on a salary of £28,170 until you have acquired all the necessary skills and qualifications required to undertake the role.  If not already attained you will be required to study for the relevant City & Guilds qualification and complete TAR, which includes daily diary completion and a number of tasks and reports as required.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant will ideally have experience of working on overhead cables or at height, however consideration will be given to those candidates who have the confidence and ability to reach the necessary standards with appropriate training.

You must be able to work on your own initiative as part of a small team, making on the spot decisions as required and working to tight deadlines. A flexible attitude is essential, as you will be required to undertake other duties to assist the team in meeting its objectives. In addition, you will need to be mobile throughout the area as you may be required to undertake standby duties.

Please note, where job roles involve working at height and the use of Personal Fall Protection Equipment, there are restrictions on the maximum weight of the individual.