Field Engineer

  • Job Reference: 78999
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  • Employer: UK Power Networks
  • Location: Crawley, West Sussex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

78999 - Field Engineer

This Field Engineer will report to Lead Field Engineer and will work within Network Operations based in Crawley area. You will be permanent employee.

You will attract a salary of £51,245 per annum(depending on experience) per annum and a bonus of 3%.

Close Date: 15th May 2024.

All applications will be reviewed after the close date.

We also provide the following additional benefits

  • Annual Leave

  • 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.

Job Purpose:

To work as part of a team within the South East Region geographical area. Also you will support Capital Programme, Connections, and Faults within the area. This includes liaison with customers, network operations and control, networks planning and management of field staff and management of contractors.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Ensure of safety management throughout all responsibilities.

  • Responsibility for delivery of all maintenance, construction and fault works to time, cost and quality.

  • Ensure staff comply with all procedures and work to a high standard of quality.

  • Daily planning, coordination and real-time responsibility for the efficient utilisation of resources.

  • Communicate with HV/LV control - submission of HV/LV switching log, complete HV/LV network operations in accordance to distribution safety rules and procedures etc.

  • Ensure that the Asset Database - SAP, is updated with completed work in the system.

  • Support and provide technical support to field staff,

  • Manage and resolve any contract actual issues, with the support of Contract Management.

  • Produce Risk Assessments and Method Statements for the safe delivery of projects work.

  • Complete quality assurance checks of works completed and to rectify any quality issues identified.

  • Communicate with and manage relationships with our customers to meet their expectations wherever possible.

  • To be prepared to assist other sections e.g. organisational changes, system emergencies as determined by your experience.

  • Complete out of hours safety/emergency response (Standby).

Nature and Scope:

You will be an important contributor to the team manage the delivery of all Maintenance, Capital Programme, Connections and Faults work within a geographical area. Together with the scheduling team, Work Planner, Field Staff Supervisor and Field Staff you will deliver an excellent service to the customer, ensuring we meet the requirements of our Guaranteed Service Standards.



  • £51,245 = LV Field Engineer / Trainee Engineer

  • £61,723= 11k SAP (with ONC)

  • £76,229= 33kv SAP (with HNC) * LV authorisation on the EPN network

  • IT literate including MRS, SAP etc.

  • Current valid driving licence

  • ONC Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)

  • NRSWA (City & Guilds) Supervisors certificate

  • IOSH Managing Safely certificate

  • Familiarity with MS Excel spreadsheets


  • Organisational Awareness

  • Customer Service

  • Safety Management

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 will ensure they 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 where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

Employees need to be aware that for some craft and operational roles that work at height, or use fall arrest devices, there is an upper weight limit of 116Kg due to maximum safe working load of the safety equipment that is used.

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