Multiskilled Electrical Craftsperson

Job Description

Multiskilled Electrical Craftsperson

Ardrishaig WTW

Together we are Trusted to Serve Scotland.


Multiskilled Electrical Craftsperson

Scottish Water provides an essential service to local communities across the Highlands – providing a reliable supply of fresh water to homes and business, and protecting our environment by treating and managing waste water.

We’re looking for an Electrical Craftsperson to join our Engineering and Maintenance team in Mid/South Argyll, to help us keep our operational sites running smoothly.


What you’ll do

You’ll be working as part of a team to install, maintain and repair the assets that power our water, waste water and distribution networks.

You’ll use your core electrical craft skills, as well as your mechanical knowledge to resolve technical issues and find solutions.

You’ll be able to use your knowledge of 3-phase and single-phase equipment, including fault finding and diagnosis, overload setting, maintenance to motors, motor starters, generators, variable speed drives, instrumentation and calibration of process equipment., resetting of automation equipment and variable speed drive parameter setting.

On the mechanical front, you can expect to do some general maintenance of pumps, valves, gearboxes, electrical interface hydraulics and pneumatics, fitting, pipe disconnections, etc.

Safety is paramount. And it’s important that you take it as seriously as we do. It is essential that you take all necessary steps to protect yourself and others, including risk assessments, choosing appropriate equipment and following safe working practices.

You’ll work closely with our Workflow team to plan and coordinate resources across the region, with the shared goal of delivering an effective and cost-efficient response to incidents, reactive or planned work.


What you’ll bring

You will have served a recognised Electrical apprenticeship and preferably be 17th/18th edition trained - and bring other qualifications in mechanical or electrical engineering.

Some of our sites are in remote areas, so it’s important that you have a full UK driving license.

This role will require some occasional Out of Hours working. So you’ll be added to our standby rota to be called out in case of emergencies.

You’ll be a good communicator, and happy to collaborate with others to resolve issues, keep people updated and always ensure the best possible service for the local community.


Looking out for you

While the work we do is important, we know it’s not the only thing that matters. That’s why we make sure you have everything you need to find a good work-life balance.

You’ll get plenty of time to recharge with 38 days of holiday every year (including public holidays). And you can even buy up to five more if you need a little extra time. You can also take time off to volunteer in your community.

When it comes to major life events we have family-friendly policies around adoption, maternity, and parental leave. And for the everyday? We embrace flexible working.

For your future, there’s our pension (the ‘know-what-you’ll-get-when-you-retire’ kind), and life assurance.

As for some nice extras? You can expect an annual company bonus. Not to mention access to SW Splash – handy rewards that can save you money on holidays, bills, and shopping.


The not-so-small print 

The salary range for this role is £24,741 - £35,566 per annum (depending on skills and experience) and this job is eligible for an additional stand-by retainer payment)

This role is primarily field-based, with regular travel across the Highlands, and involves significant amount of lone working. Full training and PPE will be provided. You’ll be given a branded Scottish Water vehicle to enable you to perform your role.

If you’re interested in this role – or know someone else who might be - we’ll be accepting applications until midnight on the Wednesday 28th Feburary 2024.

Job offers at Scottish Water are conditional, and will be confirmed on completion of our pre-employment screening, e.g. referencing, criminal record checks, license checks, etc. These checks are conducted on our behalf by a third party. Don’t worry - we’ll ask your permission before starting these checks.


A few final things worth knowing…

Research shows that some people avoid applying for jobs unless they can meet every single criteria. If you’re interested in this job, but don’t tick all the boxes, apply anyway! We hardly ever hire people who can do every part of a job from Day One. Everyone has a learning curve. So don’t rule yourself out!

Let us know if there are any changes we can make to our recruitment process to help you perform at your best. Lots of our people have disabilities or neurodiverse conditions (including some of our recruiters!). We're also aware that some people might be experiencing temporary challenges because of life events, like menopause. We’re very used to making adjustments, so please don’t be afraid to ask.

As part of our commitment to developing a flourishing Scotland, it’s important that all our employees are Scottish taxpayers. If you join us, your home address will need to be in Scotland. If you don’t already live here, you'll need to commit to moving here within your first three months.

Finally (finally!), candidates who haven’t submitted an application in the last 12 months will have their records removed from our recruitment database. You won’t need to do anything. Your data will be automatically deleted. 

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