£39,547 leading to £45,195


Full Time (Permanent)

Closing date

24th June 2024

Working hours

37 hours per week, Monday – Friday


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Who are we?

We are a gas distribution business that services the gas infrastructure across Wales and the south-west of England. We serve our customers and communities with safe, reliable and affordable energy services whilst investing to create a sustainable future to deliver our carbon-free vision for 2050.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for an Industrial Electrical and/or Instrumentation Network Technician to undertake all aspects of installation, commissioning, operation, repair and maintenance work on LV systems, Standby generators, Transformers, Motors Actuators and general instrumentation plant such as various safety, control and measurement devices. If you have an interest in Electrical and Instrumentation work and have the qualifications we need, we want to hear from you!

You will support the First Line Manager by carrying out maintenance, repair and replacement of Electrical & Instrumentation systems on gas pressure control installations and associated equipment., completing records to a high standard and meeting deadlines.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Carry out maintenance work on electrical and instrumentation equipment, complete installation work and maintain systems whilst keeping up to date with technical advances, industry standards and future developments 
  • Prepare reports and provide technical information and guidance to WWU management and third-party customers
  • Maintain accurate records of all activities to satisfy legislative requirements
  • Oversee activities carried out by contractors/direct labour, where necessary
  • Work with other WWU departments in achieving shared goals

This is not an exhaustive list, and you can read a full job description here.

You’ll need to:

  • Be qualified to electrician (ie. NVQ level 3) standard or equivalent. 18th edition. 2391 or equivalent. Preferable with Compex EX01,02,03,04 and an instrumentation background
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence
  • Participation in a 24/7 standby rota which includes standby payments
  • Have the energy to work in all weather conditions
  • Be able to work well as part of a team and operate as a team leader.
  • Have working knowledge of appropriate codes of practice, engineering instructions, safety, and statutory regulations
  • Sound IT skills for day-to-day applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook

We would also love to hear about anything else you feel you could add or bring to the role!

What’s in it for you?

  • A starting salary of £39,547 Leading to £45,195
  • Additional earnings through the standby rota plus overtime
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company Vehicle
  • Tools and equipment
  • Retirement Savings Plan (pension) with Aviva: 5% employee contribution, with WWU doubling your contribution at 10% - totaling 15%
  • 14 x salary Life Insurance linked to membership of the Retirement Savings Plan
  • “Choices” flexible benefit scheme options including corporate gym memberships, dental insurance and health cash-plans.
  • Access to our Financial Wellbeing Programme - allowing you to manage your benefits flexibly to suit your financial needs.
  • Enhanced pay for parental leave
  • Retail discounts and cashback scheme
  • Annual salary review and discretionary bonus
  • Company Sick Pay
  • In-house Occupational Health Team
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Comprehensive training

The way we do things

Our Ambition, Priorities and Values inform everything we do as a business – from our strategic planning to the performance management of our colleagues. Our values underpin everything we do and we are committed to creating a working environment that supports and fosters diversity, inclusion and equity, where all of our colleagues feel valued and supported to contribute to their full potential.

We are focused on creating a culture where it doesn’t matter about gender, race, sexuality or disability; it’s about our colleagues’ skills, the way we do things and how we live our values.

You can find out more here.


If you think you’d make a good addition to the team, we would love to hear from you!

To apply, click the link below.

If you would prefer to complete your application form in an alternative format such as Microsoft Word or would like to discuss the role in a little more detail, please contact us at recruitment@wwutilities.co.uk or on 07971 038 982.

You can also ask us about flexible working practices that may be available or tell us if you have any special requirements during the application process.

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