LV/HV Cable Jointer

Job type:Perm
Town/City:West London
Salary/Rate:£43000 - £43898 per annum + van, 3% bonus etc
Business Sector:Electrical Engineering
Job ref:BBBH151524
Post Date:July 02, 2024

Cable Jointer

This Cable Jointer will report to the Client Delivery Manager and will work within our Services based in our Heathrow office. You will be a permanent employee.

You will attract a salary of £43,898 plus Outer London allowance (£2,314.12) a van and a bonus of 3%.

If you are successful, you will need to undertake a medical and DBS reference check

We also provide the following additional benefits

  • 25 days Annual Leave plus bank holidays
  • Personal Pension Plan - Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On - scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Main Job Purpose:

You will perform jointing installation and repairs on HV and LV cable networks on both our Services and customer owned distribution systems.

You will incorporate construction, operation and maintenance and is a multi-site role. You will work on new and existing systems to ensure continuity of supply to customers during new systems installation or existing systems modernisation and maintenance activities.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Construction and Maintenance of the our PowerServices and customer owned assets through the range 33kV to 400V,
  • Responsibility for all aspects of Safety, Health and Environment relevant to this role
  • To perform risk assessments and maintain safe working practices
  • Location of faults on distribution networks.
  • The restoration of LV supplies
  • Test and switch on customer owned LV networks - and understanding the results of the tests and acting on them
  • Any other relevant jointing responsibilities
  • Oversee excavating teams and contractors
  • Understand operational and 1:500 diagrams
  • LV and HV cable jointing up to and including 33kV
  • LV Authorised Person with further possible progression to HV and SAP
  • Competent in workshop fitting skills
  • Work on LV SWA cable
  • Work on HV 3-CORE XLPE/SWA
  • PFISTERER, Nexans Euromold and equivalent connectors
  • 33kV / 132kV jointing
  • Use IT equipment including SAP 'Toughpads', TDR, LV Faults sniffer and FFE equipment
  • Supervise Jointers Mate and training of Apprentices.
  • Compliance with all matters related to Health, Safety, Quality and the Environment
  • Be an ambassador for our brand

Nature and Scope

You will work as part of a team of technicians, jointers and fitters that report to the Lead Operational Engineer and have the support of experienced Field Engineers and Supervisors.

You will be based in the service area with work being undertaken on customer owned sites on a contractual basis. You will also travel and work anywhere within the UK on customer owned sites.

Skill and Educational Requirements

The following skills and attributes are important to this role:

  • City and Guilds 232.
  • Evidence of training, such as a CIS card, of a site supervisor and operative.
  • UKPN Substation entry, LV and HV competencies desirable.
  • Flexibility and able to work in a team environment.
  • Must have a clean driving licence.
  • Obtain a Client Infrastructure Security Passes (providing a traceable work history and criminal records check).
  • Fit and willing to be trained to work in confined spaces


The following are important attributes for this role:

  • Safety focus required
  • Must be customer-focused
  • Evidence of formal cable jointing training required
  • Be able to work on their own or as part of a team

5 year traceable work history