Highways Electrician

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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Environment, Highways
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

Are you a qualified electrician interested in working in street lighting?

Have 18th Edition Wiring Regulations?

Immediately available?

Our client is looking for a Street Lighting Electrician to join their street lighting operations team based in York for an initial 6 months, with the opportunity of going from temp to perm.

This is a full time role with a minimum of 37 hours a week. Rate of pay is up to £14.28 per hour depending upon experience.

The purpose of this role is to undertake installation, maintenance and routine work for a full range of highway lighting apparatus including street lighting columns, lanterns, brackets, poles and signs. As such, this is a physically demanding role which will involve you working outdoors, on public highways and at heights.

Duties will involve:

  • Installation connection/disconnection of street lighting lanterns/circuits
  • Safe isolation and connection of supplies (highway electrical)
  • Electrical testing of street lighting columns/circuits
  • Some minor excavation works if working with crews
  • Test and repair of street lighting faults
  • Any other street lighting/highway electrical duties asked to be undertaken

Ideally you will have previous experience of the Street Lighting industry/Civils works, operating machinery, working on the highway and at height is preferable, as well as a full understanding of utility drawings and the dangers of damaging underground services.

Our client will consider training individuals who are qualified electricians to City & Guilds Electrical Installations 236 (Parts 1&2) or similar approved.

Experience of any of the following would be advantageous:

  • IPAF MEWP operation training or experience
  • G39/1 210 Working in the vicinity of DNO
  • 7.5 Tonne Driving licence
  • NRSWA Operative

To apply, please email your CV to applications@workwithyork.co.uk or ring us on 07922 425165 for an application form or for more information.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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