Craftsperson Projects (Substations) x 2

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Job Reference: ER293/2019
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Details: Permanent
Salary: Starting salary will be £28,170 until the necessary training has been completed.
Working Hours: 37
Closing Date: 17/10/2019
Role Types: Operational Roles
Region / Division: Distribution
Department: Network Services
Location: Gloucester

About Us

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 2 xCraftspersons (Fitting) for West Midlands Projects, based in Gloucester.

The Primary duties of the post will be to carry out maintence and project work on switching gear and plant at 33kv, 66kv and 132kv substations.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant will ideally have substation experience. Consideration will be given to applicants who do not possess all the skills required to undertake the role at present but have the confidence and ability to reach the necessary standards with appropriate training. If not already attained, the successful candidate will be required to study for the relevant City & Guilds qualification in Electrical Engineering and complete TAR – which includes daily diary page completion, and a number of tasks and reports as required.

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.