• Job Reference: 79026
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  • Employer: UK Power Networks
  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


This Ganger will report to Area Agent and will work within Network Operations - Powercare - EPN Region based in our Risby depot. You will be permanent employee in our Powercare team.

You will attract a salary of £35,902 per annum and a bonus of 1%.

Close Date: 29th 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, etc.

  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs

  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Job Purpose: To perform excavation, backfill and reinstatement works on Faults, Small Service and Unmetered Connections work streams within the UK Power Networks SPN Distribution Licence area.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of Safety, Health and Environment relevant to this role

  • To perform risk assessments and maintain safe working practices

  • Be able to operate hand held IT equipment to receive job instructions and record site information

  • Ensure quality of works meets with current procedures

  • Ensure works are carried out to meet guaranteed service standards

  • Ensure the security of vehicle, tools, plant and equipment

  • To work on their own or as lead person in a 2-person excavation team

  • Be prepared to undertake other reasonable responsibilities following the requirements of the Company

  • Be an ambassador for UK Power Networks.

Nature and Scope:

You will work either as the lead person in a 2-person excavation team, carrying out planned works, or as part of a combined excavation & jointing team carrying out fault repair work.

You will be required to travel anywhere within the SPN, EPN and LPN Footprint of UK Power Networks and participate in an out of hours standby rota.


  • NRSWA Units 001-009

  • Full UK Driving Licence

  • C1 Minimum Driving licence,

  • Digital Tachograph Card ,

  • Driver CPC

  • Towing Licence

  • Machine Operator ticket

  • CSCS Operatives card

  • Emergency First Aid

The following skills are not essential for the role but would be advantageous

  • Experience working on electricity network

  • Trench Support (deep excavation)

  • Moling qualification

  • Abrasive Wheel

  • LV Support Person

  • Sub-Station Entry

  • Dumper Driver

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 fully 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 particularly 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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