Lead Electrician

Culham, Abingdon
£21,562 - £24,296 (L2) AND £25,422 - £28,888 (L3)+ excellent benefits
11 May 2019
08 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Electrician

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Job Title:
Lead Electrician

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£21,562 - £24,296 (L2) AND £25,422 - £28,888 (L3)+ excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
1st July 2019

Are you a qualified electrician with good organisational, communication and problem-solving skills? 

Do you have a background in the industrial and commercial sector with knowledge and work experience on LV distribution and control equipment and cubicle assemblies? 

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for several Electricians/Lead Electricians to join their team within the Electrical Engineering department. 

The team consists of circa 30 employees and is responsible for a wide range of electrical work in an industrial environment covering installation, commissioning, fault-finding and maintenance and repair work in accordance with the current legislation and codes of practice. 

Key accountabilities/responsibilities include: 

Installation of indoor and outdoor electrical distribution equipment in compliance with current regulations and local standards 

Construction, wiring and commissioning of electrical control cubicles 

Testing, commissioning and fault-finding tasks on various electrical control and distribution equipment 

Maintain high standards of safety at all times and comply with safety procedures 

Ability to prioritise tasks, work to a plan and keep to timescales 

Provide guidance to the UKAEA electrical apprentices 

Lead Electrician: 
Supervise daily work of c.2 staff electricians 
Take responsibility for installation phase of projects, including leading installation teams. 
Mentor and supervise daily work of 2 UKAEA electrical apprentices 

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential. 

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people. 

Knowledge skills and experience

Electrical craft apprenticeship 
City and Guilds 2357 (Level 3) with AM2, or equivalent, updated to BS 7671: 2018 
Work experience in an industrial/commercial environment 
Must demonstrate the ability to work safely in accordance with a written safe system of work (WSSOW) 
Work and communicate as part of a team 
Ability to solve problems 
Ability to prioritise and balance the workload.

City and Guilds 2395 (inspection and testing) or equivalent 
Work experience on large distribution networks 
Supervisory experience (Lead Electrician) 

Special requirements:
This role may require regular overtime to be worked 
On-call duties may also apply

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions. 

Selection Method: 

As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work-based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite. Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received. 

Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews. 

The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns. 

Applications are welcome from less experienced candidates seeking career development who fulfil the essential criteria for the role. THE SALARY ON OFFER WOULD BE £21,562 - £24,296 (L2) AND £25,422 - £28,888 (L3).

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