Electrician / Lead Electrician

Employer: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Job location
Job salary
£22,821- £29,177
Job term
Job closing date

Electrician / Lead Electrician

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Job Title:
Electrician / Lead Electrician

Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£22,821- £29,177 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing Date:
2nd October 2020

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:
- Installation of indoor and outdoor electrical distribution equipment in compliance with current regulations and local standards
- The construction, wiring and commissioning of electrical control cubicles
- Completing 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
- Prioritise tasks, work to a plan and keep to timescales
- Provide guidance to the UKAEA electrical apprentices

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

At UKAEA, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particular from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our Inclusion 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 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

Selection Methods and Notes:

- 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.

- We actively promote equality and value 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 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.