Craftsperson (Lines)

  • Job Reference: 00038652-1
  • Date Posted: 14 November 2023
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Newtown, Powys
  • Salary: £25,767 to £32,209
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Craftsperson (Overhead Lines)
Based in Newtown, SY16 2NY/Oswestry
Salary from £27,880 per annum  
Closing date: 28th of November 2023

Help us create a better future, quicker
The role of Craftsperson (Overhead Lines) offers an exciting and diverse array of challenges as well as excellent opportunities for personal development. 
As Craftsperson (Overhead Lines), you will carry out the maintenance, repair and inspection of the overhead network and 33kV towers within the license area, ensuring compliance with current SP Energy Networks policies and quality systems and that all work is delivered safely, within allocated timescales, to the correct specification and to budget. 
Responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair and inspection of assets associated with the 33kV network, you will become part of a team that will carry out the maintenance, repair and inspection of 33kV towers, ensuring compliance with current SP Energy Networks policies and quality systems and that all work is delivered safely, within allocated timescales, to the correct specification and to budget. 

What you'll be doing
Responding to overhead lines work for construction, maintenance and fault repair activities, you will be required to complete operational switching of the network, including fault finding and testing up to 33kV.
Planning jobs, obtaining materials, vehicles and equipment, you will receive all safety documents, pre-vet jobs which includes risk assessments and liaison with landowners, undertake hands-on, short stick and long stick live line work, connection of generators and HGV driving where appropriate.  Standby duties will also be required.
What you'll bring
We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic craftsperson with knowledge of high voltage electrical distribution networks. Ideally you will have experience of working on steel lattice towers, but this is not essential as training can be provided.   
The successful candidate would need to demonstrate as a minimum:

  • Qualified overhead lines craftsperson with appropriate suite of training and authorisations up to 33kV
  • Full valid driving licence

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate expert overhead line and jointing skills, live line skills, generator connection experience and use of electrical testing equipment.  You will be familiar with ScottishPower Safety Rules, use computer systems and be able to communicate with customers and colleagues whilst complying with all safety and environmental procedures.  You are also required to hold a current driver's 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.
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

Mobility Information
Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country.  If/when required, the Company will support the employee with the necessary Immigration requirements.