Craftsperson (Electrician)

  • Job Reference: 00043648-1
  • Date Posted: 27 May 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £27,880 to £34,850
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Available Locations: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Central Scotland, Fife, and Dumfries
OTE - £50,000 per year (Salary - up to £34,850 + Standby and Overtime)
Full Time / Permanent
Closing date: 16th June 2024

Help us create a better future, quicker 

We are currently looking to recruit a Craftsperson (Electrician) to construct, maintain and repair the electrical distribution network. This is an important role within the district, where you'll provide key skills and knowledge to ready the network for an electric future and to help meet the challenge of Net Zero across more than 100,000km of network and 30,000 substations, benefiting more than 3.5m homes and businesses across Scotland, England, and Wales.

All training, Tools and PPE will be provided when working towards Company Authorisation and once Authorised, the role will include a paid Standby rota, typically on a 1:6 rotation but this may vary.


What you'll be doing

Day to day you'll ensure that all site works are carried out safely, in accordance with company policy and safety rules and in an efficient manner.

Training will be based on skills and experience to enable you achieving the full range of tasks in the role. This may include acting as the nominated person in charge of safety for the duration of works attended, to cablehead changes, cablehead and substation fuse replacement, fault location, generator deployment / connection, jointing work, and issuing / receipting appropriate safety documents, all as appropriately authorised.

You will be able to plan and carry out work in a safe manner, adhering to health and safety procedures at all times with and ability to work proactively on own or as part of a team with a confident and enthusiastic attitude.

We will expect a proven attention to detail and able to demonstrate good oral and written communication skills whilst delivering outstanding customer service and essential services 24/7/365 that make a difference to local people and communities.

What you'll bring 

We will look to you to have experience of electrical installation, testing, and fault finding.

Experience working within a utilities business is preferable but not essential.   

You should also have sound knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation and excellent communication skills to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers, as an on-site representative of the company.


  • City and guilds or NVQ equivalent (minimum)

  • 18th edition (advantageous)

Minimum Requirements

  • Electrical wiring and / or metering knowledge and practical skills (minimum)

  • Driving licence (minimum)

  • Worked in electrical utility industry before (advantageous)


What's in it for you  

As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we'll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%.   

At ScottishPower, we believe it's the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family's wellbeing, save for your future and take personal steps for climate action - our benefits are designed to help you do just that - so that you have everything you need to take care of your world - today and tomorrow. That's why our benefits include: 

  • 36 days annual leave

  • Holiday purchase - perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave 

  • Share Incentive Plan and Sharesave Scheme 

  • Payroll giving and charity matched funding  

  • Technology Vouchers - save more and spread the cost of your technology purposes 

  • Count us in - pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change 

  • Electric Vehicle Schemes - to help you transition to green/clean driving 

  • Cycle to Work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

  • Options to purchase dental insurance, private medical insurance, health cash plan and annual health assessments 

  • Life Assurance (4x salary) 

  • Access to nudge' financial wellbeing support 

  • Plus, shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more 

Why SP Energy Networks 

SP Energy Networks is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. We keep electricity flowing to homes and businesses through Central and Southern Scotland, North Wales and in the Northwest of England. We operate over 4000km of cables and lines that make-up the transmission network - connecting infrastructure like wind farms into the electricity system. It's a role that puts us right at the heart of Scotland's ambition to be Net Zero by 2044. And we're taking it very seriously.

We're investing £2 billion into our transmission network, directly supporting the rapid growth needed in renewable energy. With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation. 

Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you'll fit right in. 

We are committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to