2018 Engineering Graduate Programme - Operational Field Engineer

Job Purpose

To work as part of a team within the London or East of England region. In addition the role will include supporting Capital Programme, Connections, and Faults departments within the same geographical area. The nature of work includes liaison with customers, network operations and control, networks planning and supervision of field staff and management of contractors.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Ensure high standards of safety management throughout all areas of responsibility.
  • Responsibility for delivery of all maintenance, construction and fault works to time, cost and quality.
  • Ensuring staff comply with all policies and procedures and work to a high standard of quality.
  • Daily planning, co-ordination and real time responsibility for the efficient utilisation of resources including putting people to work.
  • Liaise with High Voltage /Low Voltage control – submission of HV/LV switching log, complete HV/LV network operations in accordance to distribution safety rules and policies and procedures etc.
  • Ensure that the Asset Database – Ellipse, is updated with completed work etc. as required by the system.
  • Support and provide technical support to field staff,
  • Manage and resolve any contract actual issues, with the support of Contract Management.
  • Produce Risk Assessments and Method Statements for the safe delivery of projects work as and when required.
  • Complete quality assurance checks of works completed and take action to rectify any quality issues identified.
  • Liaise with and manage relationships with our customers with the aim of meeting their expectations wherever possible.
  • To be prepared to assist other sections as and when required e.g. organisational changes, system emergencies etc. as determined by your skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Complete out of hours safety/emergency response (Standby) as and when required.

Nature and Scope

The post holder will be an integral part of the team responsible for the delivery of all Maintenance, Capital Programme, Connections and Faults work within a geographical area. In conjunction with the scheduling team, Field Staff Supervisor and other Field Staff you will be responsible for delivering an excellent service to the customer, ensuring we meet the requirements of our Guaranteed Service Standards.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience


  • Achieved or on course to obtain a minimum of a 2.2 degree classification in Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • Able to demonstrate a strong interest to pursue a career in the Electrical Power Engineering
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • IT literate including Ellipse, SAP etc would be advantageous.
  • Current valid driving licence
  • Familiarity with MS Excel spreadsheets

The Graduate Programme

Year 1: The programme begins with an eight-week induction during which time you will gain an in depth insight into our business and will also receive training in additional areas such as finance, accounting and successful negotiation.

You will also attend some engineering specific courses to introduce you to the technical aspects of our industry.

Throughout your first year you will have a home base location in one of the above specified locations. You will divide your time during this year between your home base and shorter rotational placements in other business areas.

Year 2: In your second year, you’ll then be placed into your first supported role in the business. During this time, you will receive all of the mentoring and support you need to ensure you succeed. You will gain valuable work experience – not to mention the opportunities you need to gain the professional qualifications to become a future leader in your field.

At the end of the two years, you will then have the choice to continue working in your home base location and business area or at another location. Our graduate career progression policy will ensure that you continue to be supported in your professional development.

Over the course of the programme, you’ll be reviewed on a quarterly basis to monitor your progress and development. You will also have access to exciting opportunities such as attending external industry conferences and site visits.

If you share our values, want to play a role influencing the energy industry’s future and want to join a critical sector at a critical time of change then we believe our unique combination of classroom training, hands‐on work and real life experience as well as competitive benefits will get your career with us off to a flying start!

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 are responsible for ensuring they fully 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 particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

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