Job Description



Reporting to

Project Manager


Tidworth or Aldershot


UKPN Services: Project Allenby

Reference Number


Employment Period


Contract Type

Services Admin and Craft

CiP Level


Salary Range

Circa£33,125 - Depending on experience

Closing Date

16th January 2020


All applications will be reviewed after the closing date.


We also provide the following additional benefits


  • Annual leave 25 days
  • 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

    Project Allenby Connaught is a 35-year contract with the Ministry of Defence operating and maintaining a 33kV/11kV/400V private network. A lifecycle replacement programme of electrical utility assets together with a capital works delivery programme for the supply of infrastructure and connections to new and refurbished facilities. 



No direct reports or financial budget.

As a Jointer you will be expected to work on UKPN Services projects throughout the UK. Your initial place of work will be Project Allenby based principally at Aldershot and Salisbury Plain.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of Safety, Health and Environment relevant to this role.
  • To carry out risk assessments and maintain safe working practices.
  • Assist with the location of faults on distribution networks and restoration of LV supplies.
  • Testing and switching on customer owned LV networks – and understanding the results of the tests and acting appropriately.
  • Supervision of excavating teams.
  • Understanding operational and 1:500 diagrams.
  • LV and HV cable jointing up to and including 11kV and any other relevant jointing duties.
  • Completion of work to the correct specification and efficient use of materials.
  • Use of appropriate IT equipment including TDR, LV Faults sniffer and FFE equipment.
  • Immediate supervision of Jointers Mates, craft attendants and training of Apprentices.
  • Act as an ambassador for UK Power Networks Services and deliver excellent customer service.


Main Duties:

  • Provide practical support as part of the team in order to deliver all planned works in addition to all Operations and Maintenance delivery requirements.
  • Attend and contribute to team briefings, give feed-back where necessary.
  • Identify potential project risks/opportunities (raise awareness within team / company).
  • Proactively seeking continuous improvement.
  • Required to participate in a standby rota and work additional hours as required to maintain the supplies to the Allenby Infrastructure.
  • Working unsocial hours when required to respond to system faults and complete maintenance activities.


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • City and Guilds 2339 or equivalent.
  • Evidence of training, such as a CIS card, of a site supervisor and operative.
  • Flexibility and able to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to problem solve in a practical way.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Must have a clean driving licence.
  • Understanding operational and 1:500 diagrams.
  • Medical, Drugs and Alcohol screening.
  • Applicants must be able to achieve full Ministry of Defence Security Clearance


Measures of Success:

Success will be measured by the Jointer’s understanding and demonstration in the following areas:

  • Strong safety focus.
  • Technical competence.
  • Adherence to internal and external safety systems and quality systems.
  • Customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Commercial awareness.



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 are responsible for ensuring 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 are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied. 


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