Craftsperson (Fitting)

  • Job Reference: 00040093-1
  • Date Posted: 19 March 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Oswestry, Shropshire
  • Salary: £27,880 to £34,850
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Craftsperson (Fitter)
Locations: Wrexham, Oswestry, Newtown and Aberystwyth

Salary - up to £34,850 and extensive Overtime available

Standby options may be available/required.

Full Time / Permanent

Flexible /Hybrid options

Closing date: 31st March 2023

Help us create a better future, quicker

The role of Craftsperson (Fitter) offers an exciting and diverse array of challenges as well as excellent opportunities for personal development. 

As Craftsperson (Fitter), you will undertake programmed, post fault and fault switching on the HV and LV networks as appropriately authorised. To include the operation of underground networks and the issue and receipt of appropriate safety documents as appropriately authorised.

You will be responsible for ensuring 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 connections are carried out in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with company policy and safety rules..

What you'll be doing

Planning jobs, obtaining materials, vehicles and equipment, you will receive all safety documents, pre-vet jobs which includes risk assessments and liaison with landowners. You will Carry out effective fitting works to ensure delivery of unit cost requirements and to agreed productivity levels.

Carrying out of operational switching on the network as appropriately authorised and directed including fault finding and testing, installation of switchgear/plant to comply with asset owner standards and Undertake and develop appropriate skills associated with work on substations that make up the distribution network.

Standby duties will also be required.

What you'll bring

The successful candidate will be an expert at main trade skill with a sound knowledge of Energy Networks policies, procedures and working practices and who can display a sound knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation.

You will be able to discuss your electrical background/expereince within a substation environment and be able to carry out site and operational risk assessments on your team and associated contractors.

A track record of awareness of and compliance with Company Health, Safety and Environmental requirements and update them on particular issues as they arise working with your team towards a zero accident culture.

Minimum Requirements

  • Full valid UK Driving License

  • City & Guilds ll or equivalent electrical qualification

  • Craft/Electrical Apprenticeship or equivalent training

  • Full valid driving licence

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 North West 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 >£5.5 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.

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