Job Description

77767 - Jointer

This Jointer will report to the Lead Operations Engineer and will work within UKPN Services based in our Bury St Edmunds office. You will be a Permanent employee.

You will attract a salary of £43,898 plus van and a bonus of 3%

Should you not have the full range of essential skills, qualifications and competencies listed above, there may be an opportunity for further development to equip you. If you do not have all relevant competencies for the core grade, it will be appropriate to appoint at a lower grade until they have developed the required competencies.

Close Date:.24/06/2024

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.
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Main Job Purpose:

You will work as part of the UKPN Services Bury team. You will be responsible for jointing works from LV to 33kV. The Bury team are working with UKPN to help deliver multiple infastrucure projects. This includes 33kV/11kV/LV cable works. Secondary and Primary substation asset replacement, as new installations.

This role is based across the EPN footprint, but flexibility to work anywhere in UKPN Services footprint is required.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of Safety, Health and Environment relevant to this role
  • To perform risk assessments and maintain safe working practices
  • Carryout jointing on EPN or SPN UKPN and private networks to the highest standard
  • Receive Specificed safety documents (PTW)
  • Any other relevant jointing responsibilities
  • Manage excavating teams
  • Understand operational and 1:500 diagrams
  • LV and HV cable jointing up to and including 33kV
  • Manage Jointers Mate and training of Apprentices.
  • Be an ambassador for UK Power Networks Services

Nature and Scope

You will be subject to pre-appointment drug screening observing the UK Power Networks policy on "Alcohol & Drugs".

You will progress with experience to undertake jointing up to 33kV. 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 predominantly 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.
  • UKPN Substation entry.
  • UKPN DNO EPN or SPN LV and HV competencies essential upto 11kV. 33kV training can be offered to right candidate
  • Receive PTW
  • Work in a team environment.
  • Must have a clean driving licence.


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

Any training required will be provided through the course of development

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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