£30,386 per annum (or internals existing salary as per TEA agreement)
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.
Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
Discounted access to sports and social clubs
Employee Assistance Programme.
3% (6% at stretch)
Job Family Level/Grade
PMSNF Collective Agreement
Health, Safety, Sustainability & Technical Training
Chatham, Lurgashall, Aldershot and Heathrow
Engineering Trainees Team Leader
2019 Services Engineering Development Programme
This is an exciting opportunity to join UK Power Networks Services and gain the skills and experience required to become a qualified Power Networks Engineer through a structured individual training programme.
Applications are invited for the above training opportunity. This vacancy is open to all external candidates and UK Power Networks permanent employees.
The Engineer Development Programme (EDP) 2019 is designed to provide successful candidates who are passionate to work on the Distribution Network and have a desire to become a Power Networks Engineer building on their existing HNC or equivalent qualifications.
The EDP takes two and a half years to complete, however, if you already hold a relevant technical qualification and have 5 years experience in a distribution network role the training period may vary. Trainees will be required to undertake development activities which provide the skills necessary to become a Power Networks Engineer. The programme will include;
Completion of competency courses required to become a Senior Authorised Person SAP (Overhead, Underground or Combined) at a minimum of 11kV
Experiential learning to provide the experience required to progress in becoming a rounded Power Networks Engineer
Development of business awareness with the opportunity to gain experience in other business areas such as Asset Management and major capital projects
Successful completion of the EDP will qualify trainees to pursue a Engineering role within the UK Power Networks Business.
To learn and apply techniques gained from the Engineer Development Programme safely and in accordance with the Network Operations Directorate and H&S standards.
To successfully complete the modules and required milestones within the EDP programme.
To demonstrate positive behaviours, performance and attitudes throughout the programme as befits an aspiring professional Power Networks Engineer working within UK Power Networks.
Learn and apply knowledge gained on network engineering activities in line with the UK Power Networks policies, processes and procedures.
Work with Operational field staff to learn the most effective technical solutions for the development of the network.
Learn how to generate detailed management project reports when required.
Use skills learned from their academic qualification to provide support on and generate solutions for specific projects, including attention to Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations, as required.
Work on projects and work packages as required to gain experience and knowledge.
Learn and apply knowledge gained to prepare robust risk assessments for network activities as required
Work with colleagues to learn the management referrals and follow up work from specific Business regions/areas/directorates as applicable.
Completion of all training provided
Sit a Technical Interview Panel (TIP) on completion of the programme
Achieve SAP in Overhead, Underground or Combined
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience
Demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to a career within electrical power engineering
Have experience of the working environment and work discipline
Possess a minimum of HNC in an electrical/electronic engineering related discipline
Computer literate in MS Office (Work, Excel, Outlook)
Possession of a full UK driving licence and knowledge of UK Power Networks geographical area
DNO experience would be advantageous but not essential
A commitment to Health and Safety having obtained or willing to work towards a Health & Safety qualification
Must already be in a role which supports the development to a Power Networks Engineer
Aspiration to become a Power Networks Engineer
Self motivated and committed
Prepared to develop learning in own time
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Applications close: Friday 24th May
Assessment centre: Wednesday 10th July
Start date: November 2019
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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