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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

Job Introduction

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.

To enhance your candidate experience, we recommend using Google Chrome to complete your online application.  Should you have any questions regarding this or require additional support to complete your online application, please email

Recruitment correspondence is usually sent by email, so please do check your email account including spam/junk folders regularly after the closing date.

Main responsibilities

The main activities within the role will include:- 

  • The planning, preparation and delivery of new connections, alterations and capital projects
  • To effectively communicate with customers throughout the process
  • The organisation of individual projects, including managing cost effectiveness
  • Take into consideration the impact of projects on customers, the public and the environment
  • To design schemes which are safe and identify and communicate specific safety considerations according to the CDM regulations
  • Use company systems including CROWN, EMU, DES, E5, LV Network analysis tools and MS OFFICE to prepare schemes and commercial reports

Ideal candidate

Ideally the successful candidate will have some experience of:- 

  • The design and delivery of projects in accordance with Engineering Directives
  • Preparation of quotation and correspondence with customers
  • Network operations at LV and HV

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.




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