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Overhead Lines Technician (LE1)

Employer
Balfour Beatty
Location
National, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Sector
Engineering
Role
Manual Skilled
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

About the role

Balfour Beatty have a fantastic opportunity to install and maintain high voltage overhead power transmission lines, whilst ensuring the highest standards of safety, quality and productivity are achieved at all times.

We are looking for LE1's to work on multiple flagship projects across the United Kingdom

In return we offer you:

Competitive monthly salaried package, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays plus lots more!

What you'll be doing
  • To install, build and refurbish overhead power lines up to 400kV
  • Maintain and develop new skills and competencies in accordance with BBUS standards and legislative changes
  • Carry out all work in accordance with the standards, policies and procedures of BBUS and its clients
  • Work as part of a team to ensure the safe, effective and efficient implementation of BBUS operations
  • Maintain site safety at all times and complete daily risk assessments where required Conform to all instructions stated in method statements and risk assessments
  • Ensure that accidents and near misses are suitably reported
  • Complete all work to BBUSs high quality standards
Who we're looking for
  • Understand the site specific risk assessments to ensure all known risks are controlled.
  • Understand and use the safe systems of work to be employed at the work site.
  • Only operate plant with the correct authorisation and training.
  • Wear the correct PPE at all times and use any specific PPE as required or instructed.
  • Ensure that accidents and incidents are promptly reported to the Foreman
  • Assist in the training and mentoring of Trainee Linesmen
  • Apply appropriate earthing schemes to dissipate induced voltages
Demonstrate knowledge of:
  • Earthing
  • Piloting work
  • Platforms
  • Running out conductors
  • Clamping in
  • Blocking out
  • Jumpering
  • Spacering
  • Jointing
  • Downleads
Why work for us

Day in, day out, our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from 50,000 schemes to 100 million plus major projects.

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.

With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

#ValueEveryone

Company

THIS IS WHERE IT STARTS.

We are more than construction. Every day, our projects change the way the world looks and improve the way it works. And because we do more, you will too.

Challenge yourself, and you’ll do truly impressive work. Control your career, and you’ll grow like never before. Explore our business, and you’ll enjoy a richer experience. And we’ll support you all the way.

AFFINITY NETWORKS

Everybody has a place here and our Affinity Networks give you a voice. They help you fulfil your potential and for Balfour Beatty to take meaningful actions for everyone. Like the work that we do, our people are diverse and we celebrate this.

We have four employee-led networks.

LGBT+

This network actively encourages a culture of respect, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Its members help us educate and train all employees on LGBT+ issues – working with external partners and our supply chain to drive best practice within our industry.

Multi-Cultural

We’re working to improve the representation of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people across Balfour Beatty, and provide fair access to leadership roles. Our Multi-Cultural network helps the business understands cultural experiences and provides an open platform for employees to bring their own unique perspective to the development of the business’s working culture. Its members raise awareness and support events, and help us identify and remove any barriers that might be holding back their peers from flourishing here.

Ability

As a Disability Confident company, we’re always looking for new ways to become more accessible for disabled people. This is where our Ability network comes in. They help us spot and break down barriers to enable more people with disabilities to join us and thrive. They’re also a big part of our work to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues.

Gender Equality

Men and women from across our business are working together to create a more diverse and inclusive construction sector by arranging events and sharing experiences which encourages gender equality. Our employees are not only driving the business and industry towards a balanced workforce, but also role models for the next generation thinking of a career in construction.

REWARDS & BENEFITS

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life.

Here are some of our key benefits:

SMART WORKING

Smart Working is Balfour Beatty’s approach to when, where and how our employees work. It’s more than a flexible working policy; it is about having a supportive, inclusive culture and being a great place to work. It covers all the stages of your career and considers arrangements and flexibility to meet your needs such as staggered start and finish times, and where roles allow, the opportunity to work remotely 40% of the time.

SHARE INCENTIVE PLAN

To help you share in Balfour Beatty’s success, we offer the opportunity to invest in our company and share in our potential future results.

The Share Incentive Plan is a tax-efficient way to invest in Balfour Beatty shares. Open to all permanent employees, it allows you to contribute between £10 and £150 per month, via deductions from payroll.

ANNUAL LEAVE

As a permanent employee, you’ll receive a maximum of 25 days’ paid statutory annual leave entitlement, pro rata if you work part time, in addition to any extra contractual holiday and national bank holidays.

RECOGNITION SCHEMES

Delivering on your goals and living our behaviours is important, so in return we’ll recognise your achievements. We have a number of different schemes that provide a chance for you to be recognised by your colleagues.

PENSIONS

Lay the foundations for life after work, with our contributory pension scheme.

In addition to your contributions, Balfour Beatty will usually contribute to your pension scheme and you’ll receive tax relief. Furthermore, you’ll also receive life assurance if you’re in the pension scheme.

COMPANY CARS, PRIVATE HEALTHCARE & INCENTIVE SCHEMES

May be available, depending upon your role and contract.

FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES

We recognise the need to retain the skills and services of our employees and wish to encourage you to return to work following the birth/adoption of your children. You may therefore be entitled to enhanced company maternity/paternity and shared parental benefits.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

Get expert, free confidential support and advice on issues affecting your professional or personal life including debt & financial management, legal & tax advice and family care.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

SPECIAL LEAVE

We recognise that you may be faced with situations that require you to be away from work for a short period of time e.g. for HM Forces training, study leave, jury service, public duties and so on. We’ll support you where we can with this.

VOLUNTEERING LEAVE

Wherever we work, we aim to make a positive difference. As part of our team, you can help us succeed.

You can have up to 16 hours paid volunteer leave each year, to spend supporting a local community. For example, you could take part in a school engagement visit, a business project, or an activity linked to one of our national charity partners. The choice is yours.

We’ve recently joined Neurodiversity in Business as a founding member! We are thrilled to start working with the new organisation which aims to help develop more neuroinclusive workplaces and improve the participation of the neurodivergent in the workplace.

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