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Welcome to our current career opportunities within the Kelda Group, this includes vacancies within Yorkshire Water, Loop and Kelda Water Services.


Apply now Job no: 494576
Work type: Permanent
Location: West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
Categories: Electrical

Salary £29,765 dependent on experience + pension, quarterly performance related bonus, 25 days annual leave, stand-by payment and associated overtime. Company van.

Various working patterns available.

We are recruiting for permanent Electricians in the North, East, South and West Yorkshire areas.

Engineering Reliability has ten multi-disciplined MEICA teams working across the whole Yorkshire region. Each team has its own geographical area of responsibility but on occasions, members will be expected to work on any Yorkshire water asset. This could be during periods of escalation due to adverse weather or similar.

What will the role involve?

As an Electrician you will be required to work unsupervised in remote geographic locations and be accountable for the completion of planned and reactive electrical tasks within agreed time-scales, quality and cost parameters. Candidates will be expected to manage and prioritise your own workload effectively and to build and maintain relationships with operational customers, colleagues, suppliers and contract partners. Adhering to the Health and Safety policy and standards actively identifying hazards, providing mitigation and reporting onto the company hazard database to ensure the cause of the hazard is removed.

You will be required to supervise approved Contract Partners, providing risk assessments and method statements where permit to work is required for a given task. You will also be required to use a Toughbook to capture all work activity and job status in line with work flow processes. Assist in the development and training of apprentices as well as less experienced members of the team, identifying ways to improve the value and service delivered by the Maintenance Function. Installation & commission new plant and equipment to relevant standards is essential. Diagnosing and repairing faults on systems and plant.

You will pro-actively identify and report follow on work or areas for enhancement. You will conduct your own risk assessments and create appropriate method statements when required to safely carry out maintenance activities. The successful candidate will have the ability to specify parts and equipment required for procurement as part of day to day role. As part of this role, you will be required to participate in a stand-by rota, covering your base and any other areas when required. This will typically be 1 week in 7.

What skills are we looking for?

It is an essential requirement that you hold a recognised Electrical Craft/Technician Apprenticeship and either a City & Guilds/ ONC/ BTEC/ NVQ/ HNC/ HND or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Eng Tech.

It is desirable that you hold the following qualifications:

  • IET 17th Edition Wiring Regulations City and Guilds 2382
  • CompEx 1 – 4
  • HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering

You will be required to visit sites across the Yorkshire Region therefore a full valid and clean EU driving licence is essential.

It is a mandatory requirement that you can demonstrate experience and knowledge in:

  • Safe isolation to the current IET regulations
  • As a time served industrial electrician
  • Fault finding on control circuits up to the PLC
  • IT literate e.g. MS office
  • Ability to produce maintenance reports
  • Experience of fault finding with industrial motors and starters
  • Experience fault finding with industrial 3 phase systems
  • Experience working with rotating equipment
  • Experience of fault finding on LV control circuits

It is desirable that you can demonstrate experience and knowledge in:

  • Experience of pneumatics
  • Work within ATEX standards
  • Experience of maintaining UPS systems
  • Fault finding  experience of soft start or variable speed drives
  • Fault finding experience of actuated valves

Ideally, you will have previous experience gained as an industrial electrician within the water or waste water sectors or within the broader utilities, process or manufacturing industry sectors. You will have a proven track record of maintaining and repairing 3 phase rotating machinery and associated control systems. You will have a systematic approach to fault finding using industry best practice, where required the ability to share and mentor others  

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.

We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.

Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire's water flowing.

We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application form and submit your CV.

Please note applications submitted without CV’s will not be considered.

Previous applicants need not apply.

To assess your skills effectively, our selection process includes:

  • On-line Application form plus CV
  • On-line Test
  • Electrical Safety & Fault Diagnosis Test
  • Multi choice Written Assessment
  • A Competency based Interview

Closing Date for Applications: 25th February 2018

Assessment Centres will be take W/c 26th March and W/c 2nd April 2018

You will be required to bring along  copies of all relevant training certificates and log books detailing relevant experience gained to date to your assessment day, along with proof of identification, driving licence and proof of your eligibility to work in the UK.

Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.


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