Western Power Distribution (WPD) owns and operates the power distribution network throughout the Midlands, South West and South Wales. The electricity industry is undergoing huge change, and we are helping provide infrastructure that will enable the country to meet its net-zero targets. More than 6,500 employees make up our Company, unified in their ethos to serve our customers.
Should this be your opportunity to join us you will enjoy a package of benefits designed to reward your hard work and incentivise your ambition, including a competitive salary, generous annual leave allowance, company pensions scheme and wellbeing support.
Western Power is an equal opportunities employer, a Disability Level 1 employer and a corporate signatory of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) programme. Our desire is to bring in more employees from diverse backgrounds to build further on our inclusive culture. We value and celebrate individual difference and we believe that an inclusive culture will help the business grow as a positive, strong and innovative company
Applications are invited for an Electricity Network Planner based in Birmingham area.
You will be involved in designing, costing and quoting projects for new electricity supplies and the replacement / diversion and reinforcement of existing electricity network assets. You will take part in detailed technical discussions with customers, architects, public authorities and landowners both over the phone and in person during site visits.
You need to hold GCSE Grade C/Level 4 or above in Maths and English Language in order to apply. The successful candidate will be required to hold a Level 2 City & Guilds 2339 (or equivalent qualification deemed to be at the same level) and if not already attained will be required to undertake a Level 3.
If you are offered a position, you will be required to complete and provide a satisfactory basic DBS check that shows any unspent convictions or conditional cautions.
* Please note the successful candidate may initially be appointed at a lower salary until all relevant training is complete.
This vacancy will close at Noon on the closing date but we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should sufficient numbers of suitable applications be received. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.
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The main activities within the role will include:-
Ideally the successful candidate will have some experience of:-
A flexible attitude is essential as you may be asked to undertake other duties to assist the team in meeting it's objectives. In addition you will need to be mobile throughout the area as you may be required to undertake standby duties.