Technical Craftsperson
Ref: SCOT-5084561701

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Job description
Technical Craftsperson

About us


SP Energy Networks is part of the ScottishPower Group of companies. We provide power on behalf of supply companies through a network of cables and power lines that we own and maintain.

We do it responsibly. We do it with respect for people and for the environment. We do it looking at the long term, not just today. We do it innovatively.

We're dedicated to delivering a safe and reliable electricity supply to all of our customers 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Through our transmission and distribution network we provide power to customers in Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire as well as Central and Southern Scotland.

About the role

We currently have a vacancy for a Technical Craftsperson in the North Wales District, Resource and Work Planning section. This role is responsible for supporting the integrity of the distribution and protection system, undertaking and developing appropriate skills associated with work on substations, cables and overhead lines that make up the distribution network.

The Technical Craftsperson will deliver planned maintenance, investment and fault repair works as appropriately authorised, responding to electrical supplies affected by network faults and minimising CML and Average Time to First Restoration (ATR) by direct application of skills ensuring timely restoration of supplies. You will perform stand-by duties as agreed with the company in liaison with system control and dispatch provide independent front-line technical support to promptly resolve faults identified on the distribution network and protection systems.

The role will also involve accurately collating all relevant information regarding repair or follow up work, producing ICOND schedules when required, and ensuring all returns associated with Data Capture process requirements are complied with. Supervising contractors and assisting operational engineers with protection commissioning and implementation, reactive and post fault switching and maintenance.

You will also ensure all site works carried out safely, including acting as the nominated person in charge of safety for the duration of all works attended whilst ensuring all network operations are carried out in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with company policy and safety rules.

About you

We are looking for someone with experience in a relevant trade position, alongside City & Guilds Level 2 (able to undertake City & Guilds 6037) and a full valid driving licence. Ideally you will be authorised and trained to undertake “live working” in accordance with the ScottishPower live working manual, with sound knowledge of the Scottish Power health and safety processes and procedures

You should have good working knowledge of the Electrical network, protection & battery systems, inter-trip systems and ancillary equipment, with authorisation to switch on the electrical network. If you have awareness of distribution protection systems and control & restoration processes and procedures, we would love to hear from you.

This is a permanent, full-time position based in Llandudno (LL31 9BB) with a starting salary from £29,434 per annum, depending on experience and qualifications. Plus other company benefits including Stakeholder Pension plan, training and development, generous annual leave and flexible benefits of your choice.

If you’re excited about a career within ScottishPower and your skills match what we’re looking for please click “apply now” and attach your CV.

CLOSING DATE: 19th January 2018

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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