Cable Jointer

Job Description

78587 - Cable Jointer

This Cable Jointer will report to the Client Delivery Manager and will work within UKPN Services based in our Heathrow office. You will be a permanent employee.

You will attract a salary of £35,173 plus Outer London allowance (£2,314.12) a van and a bonus of 3%.

If you are successful, you will need to undertake a medical and DBS reference check

Close Date:.27/05/2024

We also provide the following additional benefits

  • 25 days Annual Leave plus bank holidays
  • 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.
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Main Job Purpose:

You will perform jointing installation and repairs on HV and LV cable networks on both UKPN Services and customer owned distribution systems.

You will incorporate construction, operation and maintenance and is a multi-site role. You will work on new and existing systems to ensure continuity of supply to customers during new systems installation or existing systems modernisation and maintenance activities.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Construction and Maintenance of the UK Power Networks Services and customer owned assets through the range 33kV to 400V,
  • Responsibility for all aspects of Safety, Health and Environment relevant to this role
  • To perform risk assessments and maintain safe working practices
  • Location of faults on distribution networks.
  • The restoration of LV supplies
  • Test and switch on customer owned LV networks - and understanding the results of the tests and acting on them
  • Any other relevant jointing responsibilities
  • Oversee excavating teams and contractors
  • Understand operational and 1:500 diagrams
  • LV and HV cable jointing up to and including 33kV
  • LV Authorised Person with further possible progression to HV and SAP
  • Competent in workshop fitting skills
  • Work on LV SWA cable
  • Work on HV 3-CORE XLPE/SWA
  • PFISTERER, Nexans Euromold and equivalent connectors
  • 33kV / 132kV jointing
  • Use IT equipment including SAP 'Toughpads', TDR, LV Faults sniffer and FFE equipment
  • Supervise Jointers Mate and training of Apprentices.
  • Compliance with UK Power Networks Services Procedures covering all matters related to Health, Safety, Quality and the Environment
  • Be an ambassador for UK Power Networks Services

Nature and Scope

This is a Specified Role and is subject to pre-appointment drug screening observing the UK Power Networks policy on "Alcohol and Drugs".

You will work as part of a team of technicians, jointers and fitters that report to the Lead Operational Engineer and have the support of experienced Field Engineers and Supervisors.

You will be based in the UK Power Networks Services area with work being undertaken on customer owned sites on a contractual basis. You will also travel and work anywhere within the UK on customer owned sites.

Skill and Educational Requirements

The following skills and attributes are important to this role:

  • City and Guilds 232.
  • Evidence of training, such as a CIS card, of a site supervisor and operative.
  • UKPN Substation entry, LV and HV competencies desirable.
  • Flexibility and able to work in a team environment.
  • Must have a clean driving licence.
  • Obtain a Client Infrastructure Security Passes (providing a traceable work history and criminal records check).
  • Fit and willing to be trained to work in confined spaces


The following are important attributes for this role:

  • Safety focus required
  • Must be customer-focused
  • Evidence of formal cable jointing training required
  • Be able to work on their own or as part of a team
  • 5 year traceable work history

Any training required will be provided to you