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Maintenance Electrician

Colas Ltd





Posted: 13/05/2022

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We are currently looking for a Maintenance Electrician, to join our Portsmouth team working on our long term City Council contract, carrying  out the electrical installation and maintenance of Portsmouth street lighting , providing our clients with the highest levels of quality and, delivering their projects within the required timescales.

Package DescriptionAs well as a highly competitive salary, Colas offers some great benefits with this role, including:
• A generous pension contribution
• Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)
• 21 days annual leave + bank holidays (with the option to buy/sell more)
• Flexible working policy
• Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
• Ongoing training and personal/professional development
• Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal

Main Responsibilities
Ensure that all works carried out on any site within Portsmouth are undertaken with full regard for the safety of yourself, colleagues, contractors and, members of the public. 

Ensure that all works carried out on any site within Portsmouth are undertaken with due regard for the environment, to prevent pollution, comply with legal and corporate requirements and minimise environmental impact
Support all aspects of company H&S;
Near miss and, incident reporting and, investigations.
Attending toolbox talks
Work with street lighting risk assessments & method statements
Work with the street lighting COSHH assessments
Carry out point of work risk assessment.  

Responsible for carrying out all associated installation and commissioning works to specified BS7671 standards. 

Responsible for attending street lighting related faults in a timely manner ensuring contract response times are met. 

Responsible for producing all associated test results and, documentation within the required timescales and to the highest quality. 

Provide accurate daily time sheets. 

Supporting senior supervisor in producing and maintaining your HEA/NHSS 8 Sector Scheme portfolio. 

Attend out of hours emergency attendance on a rota basis 

Must be capable of working as a team as well as on there own 

Proactively identify areas of H&S risks whilst conducting your on-site works. 

Demonstrate discretion in respect to confidential and commercial information when interfacing with external customers. 

Undertake risk assessments and method statement reviews for all works undertaken 

To carry out other appropriate duties as assigned by Senior Supervisor. 

Undertake out of hours (including weekend) standby cover for urgent street lighting related faults on a rota basis 

Carry out emergency RTA attendance and safely isolate affected equipment and then carry out repairsThe Ideal Candidate

Minimum City & Guilds Part 1 or equivalent
Previous street lighting desirable but no essential.
HEA/NHSS 8 Qualified Supervisor desirable but not essential.
Hold a valid ECS/CSCS card
G39 qualified desirable.
Electrically Qualified to;
BS 7671 wiring regulations (17th Edition)
City & Guilds 2391-52 Inspection & Testing Desirable  


Experienced with regular external customer contact in support of delivery requirements.
Experience working with SAW cable
Identifying faults, repairing and maintaining electronic equipment.
Experienced and competent fault finding.
Resilient and able to problem solve when under pressure in the field.
Must possess a deep customer centric delivery focus.
Proven experience of working with, and jointing swa cable
Effective time management techniques are required to organise the work load associated to this role. Prioritises own activities via consultation with Supervisor.
Strong communication skills.
The role will be mainly in an external environment, specifically urban roads, which include factors such as adverse weather and environmental conditions, the general public, a significant level of manual handling.
Full clean UK driving license Ability to travel.
Ability to work at heights 

Personal Attributes / Skills:

Team Player
Ability to work on own.
Ability to work at heights.
Ability to work as part of a team
Full driving licence
Safe manual handling skills.About The CompanyColas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met

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