Job Description

78574 - Technician

This Technician will report to the Lead Operational Engineer and will work within UK Power Networks Services - Airports based in our Heathrow Airport office. You will be a permanent employee.

You will attract a salary of £43,898 plus outer London Allowance of £2,452.97, plus 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.

Job Purpose

The Technician role is to ensure delivery of all planned construction and operations on projects delivered from the Heathrow regional office. You will incorporate construction and operational responsibilities and although based at Heathrow, there will be a requirement to visit other sites. You will work for the onsite Senior Authorised Person who is responsible for Safety and ensuring that there is no disruption to the electricity supply.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Construction and Maintenance of the UK Power Networks Services owned / operated assets through the range 33kV to 433v
  • Assist the Operational Engineer in meeting project programmes and budgets
  • Test protection systems and devices
  • Construction and Maintenance of the Control and Protection Systems
  • Ideally a HV Authorised Person with further possible progression to SAP
  • Operate and update Asset database in respect of project activities
  • Contribute to fault investigations and repairs.
  • Competent to enter substations and perform basic surveys
  • Ideally Authorised to operate on the high and low voltage systems and to receive safety documentation,
  • Competent to oversee contractors,
  • Competent in site management (experience essential),
  • Maintain records of all completed operations, test sheets and safety documentation,
  • Undertake additional activities determined by the job level and competency


  • Assist the Operational Engineer in maintaining the very best in client relationships,
  • Follow the requirements detailed in Method Statements and Risk Assessments,
  • Embrace "Stay Safe" and "IPR" content,
  • Competent to write and follow the requirements detailed in Method Statements and Risk Assessments,
  • Compliance with UK Power Networks Services Procedures covering all matters related to Health, Safety, Quality and the Environment,
  • Identify hazards and rectifying
  • Relevant Safety Qualification such as IOSH
  • Comply with UK Power Networks Services purchasing procedures,
  • Complete timesheets and expenses claims promptly and with accuracy
  • Attend and contribute to team briefings, meetings and committees
  • Perform tasks commensurate to your grade and competency such as switchgear, transformer and battery installation and commissioning.
  • Subject to the correct competencies perform LV fault locations and termination and jointing of LV cables.
  • Provide guidance of contractors and personnel

Nature and Scope

  • You will be an important member of the Airport Sector's team and will work with departmental management.
  • You will in most cases report to the Lead Operational Engineer and help deliver the programmed works.
  • You will ensure that all operations are completed safely, on time and to budget.
  • Provide integral support within the team. Attend and contribute to team briefings, meetings and committees.

Qualifications - Essential

The job requires someone with;

  • Experience in Operational Construction.
  • 5 year traceable work history.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check.
  • Can Obtain a Client Infrastructure Security Passes.
  • Medical and Drugs and Alcohol screening
  • Full drivers licence.
  • As a minimum a Competent Person working towards Authorised Person status to switch on high and low voltage systems and to issue Limitations-of-Access
  • Operational understanding systems through the range 33kV to 433v
  • Fit and willing to be trained to work in confined spaces.
  • Either PASMA certified or able and willing to be trained for prefabricated scaffold erection
  • Compliance with UK Power Networks Services O&M Procedures relating to Health, Safety, Quality and the Environment.
  • Follow the requirements detailed in Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
  • Competent to undertake construction activities on a range of LV equipment including street lighting furniture and distribution equipment

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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