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Maintenance Technician - Highways

Employer
Balfour Beatty
Location
South East, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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About the role

Connect Plus Services are looking for someone to join our fantastic Tunnels team based at our Hatfield Depot.

You will be working with the team & will be responsible in assisting in the efficient operation of the M25 Tunnels by undertaking Mechanical and Electrical maintenance and other tasks as required by the Supervisor

The location for this role is based at Hatfield Depot therefore you must be within a 1 hour driving distance from the depot.

What you'll be doing
  • To be conversant with the operation of all electrical/mechanical plant, within the Dartford River Crossing and other M25 Tunnels, under normal and emergency conditions and be capable of operating systems under local or remote control
  • When authorised, to carry out switching on Connect Plus Services 11kV
  • Complete switching schedules prior to any HV switching works
  • Responsible for safe electrical isolations carried out on site
  • To be able to carry out Planned Maintenance and defect repair work on a range of electrical equipment which includes Switchgear, Transformers, Pumps, Fans, VSDs, lighting and associated control gear etc.
  • To read drawings and carry out fault finding and repairs without supervision
  • To carry out all type of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance work within the capacity of a Maintenance Technician with or without direct supervision
  • Carry out any work of a manual, semi-skilled or skilled nature of any type of trade description (including out of trade work) under the instructions of the Tunnel (Senior) Maintenance Supervisor
  • Drive vehicles as required, for maintenance purposes
  • Ensure that all relevant Health & Safety requirements are met, and safe working practices are always adopted.
  • Ensure that vehicles, plant, and equipment are available and maintained for safe operational use.
  • Ensure that routine vehicle checks, and drivers hours books are completed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Attend incidents and work safely in accordance with policies to facilitate the early clear up of hazard/incident
  • Work to the Electrical Safe System of Work
There is also a mandatory requirement to participate in the Standby/Callout procedure for M25 Tunnels Holmesdale, Bell Common and Hatfield

Who we're looking for
  • Knowledge and experience of generators and switchgear to 11KV
  • Fault finding using schematic drawings.
  • All round experience in Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical Maintenance (Pump Maintenance is an advantage)
  • Knowledge of current Health & Safety legislation
  • Ability to carry out electrical installation work to current legislation.
  • Previous Road Tunnels or Building Maintenance
  • Recognised Electrical or Mechanical Apprenticeship
  • Relevant qualifications e.g. City & Guilds
  • 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations
  • LV or HV Authorised Person is an advantage
  • Good customer service skills
Why work for us

CPS is a joint Venture project with Balfour Beatty, Atkins, and Egis. We operate and maintain the M25.

The M25 is the busiest section of motorway in Europe and requires careful and efficient planning of work in order to deliver over 100m of annual investment in the highway infrastructure each year, in addition to planned and reactive maintenance activity.

If you have or are looking for a career in Highways, working on the M25 will give you experience and challenge that no other highways project can offer

About us

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/

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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