Electrician - Highways and Transport EI514e

£25,481 - £25,991
11 Jan 2022
19 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full time

Are you a great team player, with excellent communication skills?

We are looking for the right candidate to join our team as an Electrician. This is a key role, in a team that is responsible for the maintenance and provision of street lighting, illuminated signs and other associated highway power supplies. 

Cumbria County Council manages and maintains over 44,500 street lights across the county, and the ideal person for this role will contribute to the team with a focus on performance, safety and quality.

In this role, your day-to-day activities will involve maintaining, inspecting and testing various street furniture, including lanterns, illuminates signs and bollards etc., as well as the commissioning and installation of lighting columns, signposts, pedestrian beacons along with other relevant fixtures and apparatus. 

You will also be completing inspection and testing, and, where necessary, producing basic technical reports; driving vehicles, as well as completing daily vehicle checks and routine maintenance; and taking part in out of hour functions, such as call out and night scouting.

Who we are looking for:

The ideal candidate will be a qualified electrician and have knowledge of working within a street lighting environment, along with experience in a customer-focused service, where personal conduct is key. Essential requirements are a full UK driving licence, and, ideally, electrically qualified to Level 3, LANTRA 1b and G39 Certification.

We are looking for someone who can give instruction and work well as part of a team, but also has the ability to work with minimum supervision, and who can communicate effectively and professionally with stakeholders.

For more information or an informal chat about this role, please contact Simon Graham, Street Lighting Officer, on either Tel: 07825 504 531 or E-mail: simon.graham@cumbria.gov.uk

Interview details

Closing date: 19/01/2022

Interview date: 31/01/2022

We are currently operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, Cumbria County Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Cumbria County Council.

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