Electrician Job at Yorkshire Water, United Kingdom

  • Yorkshire Water
  • United Kingdom

Job Description

Role: Industrial Electrician – in our Bio-Resources department.


Salary & Benefits: Salary £38,383.00 per annum dependant on experience, company vehicle, mobile worker, annual bonus, attractive pension scheme (Up to 10% company contribution), life assurance cover of 4 times pensionable salary and 25 days annual leave, bank holidays plus additional days in lieu of working any bank holidays, plus a wellness day and development opportunities in line with the Industrial Electrician progression plan. We also offer a fantastic flexible benefits package, where you can choose from benefits such as health cash plan scheme, critical illness insurance, dental insurance, life assurance flex and partner cover.  Colleagues also have access to a retail savings scheme, online GP service, cycle to work scheme, gym membership discounts and many more!


Location: We are currently looking to recruit two Industrial Electrician’s to work within our Bioresources department at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our customers. Could this be you? One role will cover the South area and the other will cover the West area of the Yorkshire region. This is a mobile role, and you must live within a reasonable commuting distance of the areas you will be covering.


Working type: This is a permanent opportunity, working rotational work patterns to cover 24/7 working. The current work pattern is working 37 hours over a rolling 4-day week, Monday to Friday 7.30 to 17.15. Once fully trained you will need to participate in an out of hours standby rota, therefore you need to be flexible outside of core hours.


What we do:

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this.


We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity.


New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. Bio-Resources are a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators. 


As an Industrial Electrician, you will undertake maintenance of Yorkshire Waters Electrical and Mechanical assets across Energy & Recycling sites.  Mobile working as part of a Maintenance Team to deliver Planned & Reactive maintenance.  Responding to emergency calls both in and out of hours (on call-out rota).  Driving to deliver improved asset reliability through effective decision making.


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.


Where you fit in:

As our Industrial 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 timescales, quality, and cost parameters.


Our Industrial Electricians 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 workflow 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 within Bioresources. 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.


What skills & qualifications you will need:


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 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (City and Guilds 2382-18)
  • CompEx 1 – 4
  • HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering


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 wastewater 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.


You will be required to visit sites across the Yorkshire Region therefore a full valid driving licence (with no more than six points) is essential.


As part of this role, you will be required to work within confined spaces, any successful candidate must pass strict medical criteria including, BMI, vision, blood pressure, hearing, and Spirometry tests to ensure your full safety when working in hazardous environments.


Although our assets are operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year the company is committed to support flexible work patterns and job share options, where possible, to give you more control over your time and responsibilities. Whether you have child-care responsibilities or are looking for the ideal work-life balance our flexible options can offer work patterns that suit your needs.


If you’re an experienced Industrial Electrical professional and want to help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you, please apply online and attach your CV outlining how your skills match this role.


Recruitment Process:


To assess your skills effectively, our selection process will include a competency based and technical interview followed by a short practical and written assessment.


Advert closing date: 7th July 2024

Assessment dates: To be announced shortly.


All our roles are subject to a medical questionnaire, and further medicals when required.


If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks that will include a Basic Disclosure Check, carried out through a Third-Party Company, prior to commencing employment. Depending on the role, you may also be required to go through the security vetting process for either a Counter Terrorist Check or Security Check clearance.


We are proud to serve the Yorkshire region and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that is reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. 


Kelda Group 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.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Permanent employment, Contract work, Remote job, Without location, Flexible hours, Rotating shift, Monday to Friday,

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