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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.

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

Job Introduction

Applications are invited for the position of Network Planner based at Kettering, working from Leicester.

The duties will involve the preparation of capital projects from the initial enquiry to the point of delivery, including the design of new supply connections to the Network and Network Reinforcement/Replacement schemes. 

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.

*You may initially be appointed on a lower salary until the successful completion of all relevant training. 

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@westernpower.co.uk

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 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 of the company systems including CROWN, EMU, DES, E5, Network analysis tools & MS OFFICE to prepare schemes and commercial reports.  

Ideal candidate

  Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of:-

  • The design and delivery of projects in accordance with Engineering Directives
  • Preparation of quotations and correspondence with customers
  • Network operations at LV and HV
  • Dealing with customers directly including Architects, ICPs, Developers, and Businesses

The successful candidate will be required to hold a Level 2 City & Guilds 2339 and if not already attained will be required to undertake Level 3.

The successful applicant will be logical, numerate, accurate, and well organised. Applicants may not necessarily possess all the skills required to carry out the role at present but should have the confidence and ability to reach the necessary standards with training.

Where appropriate, the appointment will initially be on a designate basis pending completion of the required training. A flexible attitude is essential as you may be asked to undertake other duties to assist the team in meeting its 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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