High Voltage Engineer

  • £36000 - £45000 per annum
  • Posted: 11/09/2017
  • London W2 1AF London
  • Job Ref: 748100650
  • Permanent

Job Details

What is the purpose of this role?

Our client, the largest water and waste water supply company in the UK, is looking for a key individual to provide important High Voltage (HV) Electrical technical support. Working across the water and waste processes, this role represents a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference.

You will be covering approximately 70 sites in the geographical area from Dartford throughout Central London to Battersea and Ryemeads to Croydon.

Information and salary

This role has a flexible base location within the London and East London region and a salary rising to approximately £45,000 dependant on skills, experience and progression.
Our client's excellent salary package, car allowance, competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more. Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota will be required, for which you will receive an additional payment.

What will this role involve?

- Working to tight schedules, overseeing operational maintenance, repairs and performing SAP duties in issuing HV and Low Voltage Permits to Work.
- Effective management of defect work and HV commissioning is a significant part of this role including Capital Projects with electrical contracts valuing up to £20M.
  - You will act as Lead SAP for a number of operational sites with varying sizes and complexity comprising a wide range of HV switchgear, equipment and transformers.

What skills are the client looking for?

Experience of the electrical industry, fault finding on high voltage equipment and a clear understanding of BS7671 (IEE Wiring Regulations) is key to the success of this role. You will be suitably trained, qualified and experienced as an Authorised Person and ideally have an understanding of water / wastewater processes and the relationship to electrical power distribution systems. You will be a good team player, have good analytical and interpersonal skills, be an effective communicator and be willing to face challenging issues.

Due to the nature of this role, a valid UK driving licence is essential.