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Connect IT Utility Services

Why choose Connect it?

Our mission is to be the ‘South’s leading multi-utility provider’ and we don’t mind blowing our own trumpet to say we believe we have achieved that but won’t sit on our laurels as they say.  We remain in exciting times with our focus set not only sustaining our existing portfolios but also developing our growth plans for 2024 and beyond!  We are looking for talented individuals to join us to develop newly created roles as well as support the extended work of our existing valued colleagues.  There’s never been a better time to join us!

Current vacancies

Our current vacancies are below. If you are interested, get in touch today.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, apply speculatively below.

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Job vacancy - Trainee Estimator

As a Trainee Estimator, you’ll join an existing team as the first point of contact for quotation enquiries, based out of our Head Office in Hedge End, Southampton.

The team prides itself in providing exceptional estimating services to clients and customers, building relationships with internal and external contacts, supporting the business to provide accurate, high-quality quotations that meet customer needs and legal obligations, whilst delivering a competitive price.

With full training provided, you will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with customers and coordinating the process for designing multi utility quotations as required by the business, ensuring accurate cost estimates for varying activities associated with multi utility projects, including Electricity, Gas and Water.

Unrivalled opportunity to break into the multi-utility sector and forge a career within estimating.

Job location: Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton

The role will be responsible for:

  • Provide a first-class line of support for enquiries, quotations, and tenders, gaining knowledge to answer customer enquiries. Producing project specific information to enable the quote to be supplied in the most efficient and cost-effective way, considering customer expectations and standards, internal procedures and legal constraints.
  • Utilise standard methods and procedures to obtain relevant information i.e. Environmental queries.
  • Obtain quotes for heavy plant or other potential costs to build into the tender.
  • Learn and understand network connection processes to further any enquiries as needed, including administration of the asset values process.
  • Create accurate formal proposals using established templates and provide job specific information for approval by project teams; and implement alterations to proposals as required.
  • Where relevant, attend pre-site survey meetings to further identify the scope of works involved.
  • Obtain feedback on the tender process and act upon any remedial actions.
  • Liaise with Project Managers to ensure they are knowledgeable about the proposal and can support any queries.
  • Monitor the process and manage expectations, e.g. tracking payments, legal and designs being instructed, and briefing Project Managers on handover of contract, etc.
  • Provide input into the tender review process to understand strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Experience within a similar commercial environment preferred, ideally within the multi utility or construction sector.
  • Understanding the estimation and tendering process.
  • Knowledge of utility networks and the regulated environment that they operate in.
  • An analytical bias and ability to provide solutions.
  • Interpreting technical information and drawings.
  • Customer focussed with a track record of ensuring that requirements are delivered professionally and to time.
  • A person who is driven to deliver, a ‘can do’ achiever who can take the initiative to see changes through to delivery.
  • To work flexibly within the demands of the tender, whilst maintaining procedural requirements of the task.
  • Strong attention to detail, organisational, coordination and planning skills, with excellent time management skills to be able to work to deadlines.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, providing an ability to work across all levels.
  • Microsoft skills (particularly Outlook, Excel, Word) and experience of using a CRM system would be ideal although training will be given.

Additional:

  • Relevant degree preferred, relevant skills and experience will also be considered i.e. on site utilities / electrical network experience of at least one year.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Knowledge of CRM systems, e.g. Salesforce.
  • Strong customer service ethic.
  • A can-do attitude that will support other tasks as the business develops.
  • Being keen to learn and improve technical knowledge in the utility / construction industry; full training will be given.
  • 35 working hours per week with flexible working and a great place to work.

Job vacancy - SHEQ Advisor

Connect it are a growing multi utility company and to help support our success we are looking to expand our SHEQ and Compliance Team by recruiting a SHEQ Advisor.

You will be an ambassador of the company’s SHEQ culture, providing professional assurance, advice and escalation within the business. Spot and encourage best practice and identify areas for improvement that supports everyone involved in the organisation’s activities to deliver a positive safety culture.

With ambitious plans for the future, we are poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Connect it is the right place to be.

Job location: Ideally located in/near Reading and capable of travel to sites in and around that area

The role will be responsible for:

  • Monitor and carry out a programme of safety audits and inspections, raising non-conformances and observations as appropriate to ensure a programme of compliance and continual improvement is achieved.
  • Support the Senior SHEQ Advisor and Head of SHEQ and Compliance to report and complete investigations of any accidents, incidents, near misses and hazards.
  • Advise and influence the business to understand safe working practices, embedding the licence to stop and ensure working practices remain compliant with specification, policy and procedure and identify and pursue any significant issues.
  • Escalate safety queries received within the business to the Senior SHEQ Advisor and the Head of SHEQ and Compliance to ensure learnings are followed through.
  • Ensure standards of PPE and equipment are maintained, identifying when items of plant and equipment need maintenance, calibration, replacement etc. and escalate issues as required.
  • Monitor and report on safety performance and assist the business to identify areas requiring improvement and development, using company prescribed systems (Boris/Salesforce, Excel)
  • Support with the review of SHEQ performance data and reports to provide updates to management teams and contribute to the SHEQ Management Review process.
  • Develop initiatives and programmes that engage the workforce to achieve an industry leading safety record and SHEQ performance.
  • Maintain SHEQ knowledge and best practice to ensure Connect it remains up to date with legislative and other certification requirements.
  • Improve performance through the implementation of environmental, quality and health and safety management systems, including ISO14001,9001 & 45001, complimenting other current standards and legislation requirements.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of SHEQ company systems, programmes and initiatives.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Experience of managing a programme of safety audits and dealing with non-conformance in an impartial, professional, positive way that encourages improved performance.
  • Role model behaviours that influence the desired safety outcomes.
  • Experience of performing audits within a utility industry.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the business to gain desired results.
  • Ability to manage own workload and time effectively in an autonomous role.
  • Able to use Microsoft suite (Outlook, Power point, Word and Excel) and other Company systems to record and analyse data.
  • Strong communicator with a ‘can do’ attitude and excellent interpersonal skills who has a passion for safety excellence.

Additional:

  • Must have NEBOSH construction certificate.
  • Full UK driving licence and must be comfortable travelling to various sites.
  • Ability to conduct face fit, drugs and alcohol tests.
  • Auditing qualification would be preferred.
  • First Aid and Mental Health first aid.

With ambitious plans for the future, we are poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Connect it is the right place for you.

Full-time, Permanent, 40hour working week, Monday to Friday.

Job vacancy - Senior Authorised Person

Are you ready to power up your career? Connect it Utility Services is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior Authorised Person (SAP) to join our dynamic teams across the South of England. As a vital part of our operation, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and reliability of our installs.

At Connect it Utility Services, we're passionate about delivering top-notch utility solutions. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, we provide a wide range of services, ensuring the smooth functioning of electrical systems across various sectors. Our team is dedicated to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction, making us a leader in the industry.

As a Senior Authorised Person (SAP), you will oversee the safe and efficient operation of high voltage (HV) networks. Your responsibilities will include planning, coordinating, and executing switching operations in compliance with industry standards and company procedures. You'll be instrumental in maintaining the integrity of the network, permissions, and providing technical expertise to support our projects.

Job location: Head office in Hedge End, Southampton and regional hubs in Bristol and Ashford

The role will be responsible for:

• Execute high voltage switching operations and ensure strict adherence to safety protocols.
• Provide technical expertise and guidance to the team during critical operations.
• Conduct risk assessments and implement control measures to mitigate hazards.
• Collaborate with various stakeholders to coordinate maintenance activities and network improvements.
• Ensure all work is carried out in compliance with relevant legislation and company policies.
• In-depth knowledge of safety regulations and best practices.
• Strong communication and leadership skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a team and independently.

Qualifications and experience:

• Hold valid SSE authorisations as a Senior Authorised Person (SAP).
• Extensive experience in high voltage electrical systems and switching operations.
• Proven track record of working in a similar role within industry.
• Strong commitment to safety standards and protocols.
• Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
• Flexibility to work in varied environments and schedules.

Additional:
• Commitment to always upholding safety standards.
• Sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.
• Knowledge of CRM systems, e.g. Salesforce.
• Strong customer service ethic.
• A can-do attitude that will support other tasks as the business develops.

Job vacancy - Site Estimator

Connect it are a growing multi utility company and to help support our success we are looking to expand our Estimating Team by recruiting an additional Site Estimator.

As part of the dedicated estimating team under the power network framework contract within the business, you will carry out either desktop quoting or visit sites to establish requirements and translate this into a complete preconstruction technical assessment, which is then reviewed and approved by the Senior Site Estimator before submission for client acceptance.

This is an end-to-end service, ensuring all factors of each estimate have been assessed and detailed to meet client requirements and expectations. Site Estimators are responsible for raising robust and detailed options which meet the customer needs and deliver an exceptional service.

Job location: Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton

The role will be responsible for:

  • Competently review drawings, documents, specifications, and scopes, to ensure contract requirements have been thoroughly identified along with any constraints or risks.
  • Ensure that the quotation content is appropriate to the task required and if necessary, provide additional options that enable information and choice to the customer, as well as delivering compliant, quality work and safe outcomes.
  • Carry out desktop quotations for standard specification works.
  • Visit sites to ascertain conditions and constraints that should be considered when submitting the final quotation.
  • Identify any potential delays (and advise of mitigation methods) not already accounted for and/or identify alternative methods that improve project delivery.
  • Liaise with the commercial team to ensure the scope survey achieves framework obligations and ensures businesses objectives will be met.
  • Working as a team, regularly communicate with internal and external key stakeholders and third parties.
  • Submit site reports, using Boris/Salesforce that provide enough information to respond on a quotation.
  • Provide regular updates to the Framework Project Manager, e.g. site visit information, recommendations and actions, number of visits attended within the time frame required.
  • Maintain knowledge to ensure the latest procedures, innovations or new ways of working are built into the role, ensuring efficiencies are identified and continuous improvements delivered.

Qualifications and experience:

  • At least 4 years’ experience delivering contractor projects, planning and delivery.
  • Degree/HNC qualified or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, ideally Power Networks.
  • Sound knowledge of CDM requirements.
  • Working knowledge of NEC contracts.
  • Proficient in use of IT systems.
  • Great communicator (written and verbal).
  • UK driving licence and comfortable visiting sites around South of England.

Job vacancy - Technical Manager

Connect it are a growing multi utility company and to help support our success we are looking to expand our Technical Team by recruiting a Technical Manager.

You will be responsible for the delivery and engineering of multi utility services. Overseeing and managing works from contract award to design, commencement of build and providing ongoing engineering and technical advice to our building services and construction colleagues.

Review and understanding of materials, energy use, environmental controls, legislative, commercial and policy changes is key to Connect it’s viability and success and the Technical Manager will help educate and implement process and support for industry change and development.

The Technical Manager will mentor and lead others in the team, promoting team growth and success, both at a business and individual level.

With ambitious plans for the future, we are poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Connect it is the right place to be.

Job location: Head office in Hedge End, Southampton and regional hubs in Bristol and Ashford

The role will be responsible for:

  • Manage the operation of multi utility and sustainable energy works, driving projects from concept to completion.
  • Advise and engineer building services solutions.
  • As a strong communicator, be the primary point of contact for our clients to advise on ideas, requirements, specifications and understand how Connect it will best support them.
  • Hold regular client meetings to ensure that communication is maintained and progress is driven to maintain Connect it’s reputation.
  • Being a first point of contact for our building services colleagues, you will be a gateway to providing technical guidance and information to ensure that our operation continues.
  • Mentor our other engineers to ensure that designs are produced timely and as required to meet our clients’ specifications.
  • Effective and efficient hand over of completed works to enable autonomous delivery.
  • Engage with Engineering, Utility and Engineering Companies and stakeholders to determine multi utility connections, engineering difficulties and other collaborative activities.
  • Determine and ensure processes are being followed and documentation is satisfactorily completed, ensuring best practice is incorporated within Connect it’s procedures.
  • Review and undertake required legal processes, including incorporated rights processes to enable confident conversations with our clients to drive forward legal completions.
  • Provide support and advice to the estimating and design team for complex engineering schemes such as pipework design (fluid mechanics).
  • Support procurement teams with the specification of materials, not limited to pipework, cabling and other plant.
  • Take ownership of site and design changes by communicating with commercial colleagues around the increase in costs or change of scope.
  • You will have a strong understanding of NERs, WIRs and GIRs and the limits that we work to within and support the business with policy changes and scope extensions.
  • Support the Connect it Safety Management System and its subsequent delivery to ensure compliance with regulatory, industry and network standards that deliver safe outcomes.
  • Accurately identify business risks to ensure that procedures, systems and designs can be delivered safely and to specification.
  • Identify areas of growth or weaknesses and introduce processes to support these areas.
  • Ensure technical updates and manuals are maintained and updated within relevant business systems.
  • Provide Technical and Engineering support to our Commercial and Business Development team when responding to tenders and other business opportunities, giving confident advice, services guidance and effective solutions.
  • Support KPI reporting by sharing knowledge.
  • Support the business in transition to ISO standards.
  • Create system processes, flows to drive automation and efficiency within existing Connect it systems.
  • Support both internal and external audits, ensuring compliance.
  • Maintain own industry knowledge, awareness, and continue to develop professionally.
  • Support the business in its growth, taking on new responsibilities and duties.
  • Support the growth and development of our colleagues and teams.
  • Pursue professional registration to IEng or CEng with a relevant professional body.

Qualifications and experience:

  • BEng or MEng related degree or relevant engineering experience in a similar role.
  • 5 years industry experience.
  • Be familiar with CDM requirements.
  • A strong communicator, who possesses good organisational and written communication skills, with the ability to interface with people at all levels.
  • AutoCAD use for viewing and reviewing drawings.
  • Modelling of network design experience.
  • Experience with regulatory change and of implementation.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Professional Registration at IEng or CEng level (preferred).

Job vacancy - Technical Coordinator

Connect it is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Technical Coordinator to join our dynamic and client-focused team. Working in the technical team, to direct and coordinate the operation of building services and sustainable energy systems, ensuring the smooth delivery of our multi utility operations. Providing advice and guidance to the business and clients on energy use, materials and environmental controls. If you have a passion for precision, the ability to adapt to evolving business needs, and a commitment to providing exceptional client experiences, we encourage you to apply.

Job location: Head office in Hedge End, Southampton and regional hubs in Bristol and Ashford

The role will be responsible for:

  • Take responsibility for document control; saving drawings and documents in accordance with systems and processes.
  • Review and determine materials, equipment, service capacities and layouts in accordance with specifications.
  • As a skilled engineer, liaising with the teams to assist and coordinate design process from contract award through to construction.
  • Organise process, coordinate legal requirements and adhere to safety standards.
  • Direct gas and water connection requests.
  • Liaise with procurement colleagues to place orders for pipework, cables and plan materials.
  • Manage MPANS & MPRNS from the relevant Asset adopters.
  • Oversee the process for Asset Maps and Highway Extent Plans.
  • Coordinate the ordering and delivery of Substations.
  • Make payments, send remittances and record information.
  • Organise and establish records and documentation to ensure prompt asset value support.
  • Provide administration support to the Technical Managers.

Qualifications and experience:

  • BEng or MEng related degree or minimum of 2 years’ relevant engineering experience in a similar role.
  • Strong organisational and IT skills.
  • Be familiar with using a database and CRM systems to manage data.
  • A strong attention to detail to ensure that systems run seamlessly.
  • Time management skills that allow effective prioritisation.
  • Excellent Customer Service ethos.
  • A can-do attitude that will support other tasks as the business develops.

Job vacancy - HV Estimator Design Engineer up to 132kV

Connect It are a growing multi utility company so to help support our success we are looking to expand our Sales and Estimating team by recruiting a HV Estimator & Design Engineer up to 132kV. This role will support the business by developing accurate estimates and manage bids for design and build projects, including large and complex schemes, ensuring that all client requirements and technical issues are considered. This role will also hold responsibility for option appraisals and identifying and applying alternative solutions to enhance bid profitability and the delivery of value engineering.

Full-time, permanent office based role, working 45 hour week, Monday to Friday.

Job location: Based in our new office and warehouse complex in Hedge End, Southampton and reporting to the Sales and Estimating Director.

The role will be responsible for:

  • Have comprehensive DNO design experience ranging from 11kV to 132kV, including cable routes, substation and civils design.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of competency and accuracy when preparing estimates ranging from 11kV to 132kV projects.
  • Review tender opportunities from a compliance, opportunity and risk perspective.
  • Develop proposals and provide innovation where applicable for valued engineering.
  • Identify and recommend appropriate bid proposals that meet client needs using a strong commercial and business awareness.
  • Be highly motivated with a strong attention to detail.
  • Manage client and key stakeholder requests in a professional and timely manner.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Proven Design and Estimating knowledge ranging from 11kV – 132kV projects, (DNO and Private), and associated equipment, ie., switchgear, cabling, earthing works, new/replacement transformers, protection and control.
  • Understanding of civils work, including trenching, backfilling, plant and equipment requirement for projects and accurate vetting of quotations from supply chain partners.
  • Proficient usage of Adobe Pro and Microsoft, specifically Excel.

In addition, you will preferably have:

  • Clean driving license
  • Knowledge in Windfarm, Solar, Battery Storage, Micro grid infrastructure upgrades/new installations.

Job vacancy - Warehouse/Stores Assistants

This role will work in our warehouse picking utility items to help our on-site teams by ensuring items delivered into our warehouse or picked for on site delivery are accurate and handled and stored in a safe and secure way.

Job location: Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton

The role will be responsible for:

The role holder will work as a team:

  • To support the receipt of goods in, ensuring items are checked for completeness and items are stored within the centre safely and in a timely manner
  • To develop product knowledge of gas, water and electric materials and equipment to ensure the correct items are picked.
  • To ensure orders are processed efficiently for despatch and on time and that items collected are issued on our stockholding system.
  • Assist with loading of delivery vehicles including trailers, taking into account loading restrictions and requirements
  • Maintain housekeeping standards, ensuring that Health, Safety & Environmental procedures are strictly adhered to.
  • Review stock levels, reporting any deficiencies or damage and take part in stocktakes as required.
  • Deliver required parts to the operatives on time, using appropriate and efficient methods as required by the business.
  • To ensure equipment and plant used is maintained in accordance with maintenance plans, reporting any damage or deficiencies
  • Support with yard supervision to ensure safe working, acting as a banksman where required.
  • Suggest ideas on improvements to processes and systems to allow for future efficiencies.
  • Ensure waste items are disposed of safely including disposal by others

Qualifications and experience:

You will need

  • Excellent communication and ability to work as a team
  • Certification to use a combi forklift
  • Have a good working knowledge of a Stores or warehouse environment ideally in a utilities business
  • A good working knowledge of IT stock management systems
  • A high degree of flexibility
  • Warehouse/site health & safety knowledge
  • Have a full clean UK driving licence as you may be required to deliver on-site

We offer a standard 37.5 hour working week, Monday to Friday and good rates of pay!
Do you meet our requirements? If so get in contact!

Job vacancy - Project Managers

Are you looking to join a growing company focussed on success? At Connect It we are extending our Project Management team across all disciplines (Power/OHL/Gas/Water). If you are a proven Project Manager, from one or more of these areas, who can safely deliver multiple installation projects across the South of England and is ideally based (but not limited to) within the South of England - read more detail below.

Job location: Mobile role - head office in Hedge End, Southampton and regional hubs in Bristol and Ashford

The role will be responsible for:

What will the role be doing?:

  • Planning and delivering multiple projects (involving gas, water, power and civils) to our national developer and DNO clients, ensuring that standards of delivery and health and safety on site are of the highest level.
  • Ensuring work is booked on our internal software but most importantly ensuring works are ready and available to begin, clearly briefed to teams via setting to work processes, monitored during delivery and completed to a high standard, to time and budget.
  • Working for the Senior Project Manager, collaboratively with fellow Project Managers sharing expertise, you will deliver a service to the highest standard in order to meet the needs of our customers’, by providing advice and resolving site related issues in a timely manner.
  • Contribute relevant processes to maintain and improve efficiencies including programming of work, work performance, materials and equipment deployment.
  • Develop an excellent relationship with our customers on site, ensuring our great reputation is maintained and enhanced and liaise with relevant parties to achieve great results.
  • Conduct site audits and inspections of the company’s operational staff and their activities and contribute to annual competency reviews. Ensure any competency gaps are identified and work with HR to put in place actions to resolve.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and specifications as required (DNO specific/GIRS/WIRS/NERS)
  • Develop and manage teams to build strong, cohesive teams who are open to extending the range of knowledge and responsibilities.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Strong experience in the installation and/or supervision of a range of Gas, Water and electric activities, demonstrated by having held DNO authorisations currently or in the past and NCO/CABWI Gas/Water qualifications.
  • Excellent understanding of the safety requirements and operational procedures required to work within the relevant sectors.
  • Excellent understanding of CDM regulations and experience of application.
  • An appreciation of the civils activities needed to support and deliver our works, working with fellow Project Managers who oversee team activity and oversight of NRSWA processes
  • Extensive site based experience with a proven track record of project managing several jobs/teams simultaneously.
  • Ideally hold EUSR registration under the Utility Supervisor Scheme.
  • Ideally have held CP registration as a Gas craftsperson, SAP authorisations as a Power craftsperson and Senior Competent Person for Water.
  • A strong communicator with the ability to build effective stakeholder relationships, alongside developing strong operational delivery teams
  • IOSH or similar health and safety qualification and ability to role model desired safety behaviours.
  • Excellent line management experience supported ideally by a professional qualification
  • An understanding of the legislation and regulations that impact each industry (OSR’s/GIRS/WIRS/NERS)
  • Attendance at forums and other industry body or customer meetings to contribute and continue to develop our industry presence and raise awareness.
  • Clean driving licence essential as attendance to site is key and a vehicle will be provided for this.

We are looking for a Manager to join us now to hit the ground running, so if you have the right experience and skills please contact us!

Job vacancy - Civils Teams

Job location: South of England - head office in Hedge End, Southampton and regional hubs in Bristol and Ashford

The role will be responsible for:

We’re looking to recruit further Civil’s teams to support our existing civils projects across our DNO framework, Multi Utility work streams in the central and south of England and EV charger point works which can operate across central England.  The roles will require a willingness to travel.

Working for the Civil’s Manager, you will:

  • Work as a two person team, carrying out excavation and reinstatement works.
  • Ensuring all work is undertaken in a safe and proper manner and in accordance with legislation (health and safety, NRSWA) and contract requirements.
  • Be competent in all aspects of civils activities working around electrical, gas and water services.
  • Casting sub-station bases or EV Charger point bases for various utility companies.
  • Be competent in the management of plant and equipment, ensuring all required calibration, inspection and maintenance programmes are maintained and any defective items reported.
  • Maintain your company vehicle to a high standard, ensuring safe driving at all times, with a high standard of maintenance, order and cleanliness.
  • Use a field based app on a tablet to receive documents to start work and record the progress and completion of works.
  • Work with customers, other contractors and the general public in a courteous manner, responding positively to questions as required.

 

Qualifications and experience:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Previous experience and proven track record in a similar position in the utilities industry
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and know when you must escalate
  • Followed prescribed procedures which is key but critically, working safely is a must.
  • Be flexible in your approach to work and be able to work away when required
  • Be based in the M3/M4/M5/A303 corridor – Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire areas are ideal
  • A good knowledge of working in an on site construction role where you will be working in all weathers
  • Hold an EUSR SHEA certification,
  • Hold NPORS excavator or digger ticket (or similar),
  • Hold a NRSWA ticket (team leader)
  • Hold a first aid certificate
  • Full clean driving licence which ideally includes towing.
  • Experience and understanding of working near utilities.
  • A high regard and demonstrated competency for safe working, ensuring risk assessments are completed and the correct PPE is worn.
  • You will be able to use a smart device as a way of keeping detailed and accurate records of your work.

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Job vacancy - MU Teams

Due to high demand for our excellent onsite skills, we are looking to recruit an additional team onto our Gas and Water Mains and Service Laying teams. Ideally you will be based in or around the Hampshire area and be willing to travel to sites we are awarded across the South of England.

Job location: South of England - head office in Hedge End, Southampton and regional hubs in Bristol and Ashford

The role will be responsible for:

Working on mainly new development sites, you will have experience in installing mains and services using PE and PEB from 63mm to 250mm for gas and water installations (inc chlorination procedures).   You will have a good track record of working as a team and with safety in mind.  As an ambassador of Connect It you will provide excellent customer service to our clients on site and enjoy working outside, as part of a team of two. Work is recorded on a mobile device so experience of working in this way would be helpful.

Qualifications and experience:

NCO2 Team Leader will need:

  • NCO2(G) Mains/Service Laying (distribution) up to 180 minimum, registered on a current EUSR card
  • NCO2 (W) Mains/Service Laying, registered on an EUSR card
  • SCO 1,2 & 5 inc GL6
  • Registrations as a CP for Gas networks
  • A proven track record of working safely and in accordance with GIRS/WIRS procedures.
  • Gas and Water Shea certification
  • National Water Hygiene
  • NRSWA qualified
  • First Aid qualified
  • Ideally hold a towing and driving licence.

An Assistant will need:

  • NCO1(G) or NCO (W) Assistant qualification, registered on a current EUSR card
  • Gas and Water Shea certification
  • National Water Hygiene
  • A good working knowledge of on site health and safety supported by training
  • First Aid
  • Full driving licence

You are provided with PPE, a van and materials/equipment needed to deliver an excellent job all to the high standards that Connect It are known for.  We offer great rates of pay for the right teams so what are you waiting for?

Job vacancy - Cable Jointing and Overhead Lines Teams

We are always interested to hear from experienced and authorised cable jointing and overhead lines teams who would like to join us.

Job location: South of England - head office in Hedge End, Southampton and regional hubs in Bristol and Ashford

The role will be responsible for:

You will install and commission underground and over head power installations to their specific procedures on the LV upto 11kV and if authorised HV network. The ability to work on your own initiative, whilst following prescribed procedures is key but critically, working safely is a must.

Qualifications and experience:

What will you bring to the role?

  • A proven track record in jointing or mating for a DNO operator (e.g. SSEN, UKPN or WPD), holding current categories of authorisation to complete a full range of jointing activities (LV & ideally HV), including linking and fusing.
  • Be able to understand utility plans and designs and ensure these are updated
  • A high regard and demonstrated competency for safe working, ensuring risk assessments are completed and the correct PPE is worn
  • You’ll be an organised team with a ‘can do’ attitude, delivering top quality communication skills as you deal with the public and external clients alike
  • With an eye for detail, you will be able to use a handheld smart device as a way of keeping detailed and accurate records of your work
  • Have relevant experience and hold a valid Street works card
  • Have experience of working outside in all weathers
  • Hold full clean driving license
  • Hold first aid qualification

Job vacancy - Speculative Candidate

We are always keen to hear from people who have relevant experience and have been waiting for their dream job to appear on our website. Don't keep waiting! Send your details so we can make contact with you. You never know you could have the skills we have been thinking about all along!

Job location: South of England - head office in Hedge End, Southampton and regional hubs in Bristol and Ashford

The role will be responsible for:

We know our organisation is only going to be as good as our people and we are proud of the people who deliver those works for us whether they are on site or supporting from our Management and Office functions.  Please share your CV so that we can have an informal conversation and keep you in mind (with your permission of course) for when a suitable role might be available.  So if you have practical on site experience in Civils excavation, reinstatement, jointing, installing overhead lines, gas and water distribution qualifications that are accredited with EUSR or office experience in Commercial, HR, Compliance, Safety, Estimating, IT, Facilities, Street works Management, Operational Project Management, Stores supporting our warehouse goods in and out, Administration and Co-ordination experience, or Vehicle Servicing then get in contact.

Qualifications and experience:

Please remember to share your skills, experience and qualifications/authorisations/certifications held or previously held as this will enable us to match this against our roles.

Preparing for your interview

Should you be interviewed for a role at Connect it – you will be invited to visit our offices where we can each share our skills and experience to see if we have a match.

Access our useful documents to find out more when attending our office in person and how we hold remote interviews.


Training and development

We know that we make the difference in the work we do by the strong delivery of our people.  That delivery has been achieved by recruiting experts in their field and maintaining their continual development.  We know by delivering this, colleagues are more engaged in the work they do and ultimately this improves productivity and performance.

We value our staff and are committed to supporting them improving their skills, acquiring further accreditations and authorisations which ultimately helps them progress in their career goals.

We create a knowledge-sharing environment, where employees learn not only from professionals but from each other, building a stronger, efficient, and productive workforce.  We achieve this in a number of ways:

  • On-site training
  • Off-site attendance at our Training School
  • Working with professional training partners.

We know we have strong technical Team Leaders in the field.  Assistants benefit from working on-site alongside these Team Leaders through observing best practices and problem solving.  While we appreciate the work we do has limitations on practical on-site learning, we know the ability to appreciate and learn about the work we do, the importance of safety and how we work safely, gives a solid foundation to build further skills.

Once a colleague has developed a good baseline standard of operating and they want to develop their trade further, they may be invited to our internal Training School.

We are proud to have a new purpose-built Training School in our Foundation House office, which allows us to develop our trainees off-site in a safe environment. The school not only enables us to focus on desk-based learning but also practical sessions that we can adapt to simulate a live environment.  Our skilled trainers coach and encourage our trainees to fully understand not only what they are doing but why – this knowledge then enables them to better appreciate what they do and how they should do it.

Certification and EUSR

A quick word on this… As a Lloyds Register accredited organisation, we must ensure all relevant job-related qualifications and training is evidenced.  This is done through the EUSR organisation who is affiliated with CSCS, a card that you may be more familiar with.

To deliver work for Connect It your gas and water qualifications and training must show on your EUSR card.

If you don’t have the qualifications needed for a role, please do still talk to us, however please note this is a critical area to us so may need some conversation regarding how these can be achieved.

Want to join as an on-site Trainee?

We know a lot of candidates are keen to join the industry but may lack experience and want to know how to get a start.  The best place for this is as an Assistant or Jointers Mate to gain onsite utilities experience.

You will work with a Team Leader who will share their knowledge and skill to help you understand the work we do.  We work with DNO’s who deliver trade tests and other organisations who in addition to our own authorisation process, issue authorisations to allow you to work on their network once you are deemed competent.

Once someone has gained the right level of experience, we would look to start to build your knowledge within our Training School.

Want to work in a Support (office) function?

It’s important we recognise and develop everyone’s skillset whether they are on site or in our offices.  We welcome career discussion and will always look to support development where this is relevant.

Development may include working in different areas of the business, being involved in new projects or work or online or job specific external courses. 

We know this isn’t a one stop shop and everyone may need different training options dependent on their roles.

 


Ex Military

We have several high performing ex-military teams and we’re keen to welcome more.

No matter what part of the military you are leaving, your background is invaluable to an organisation like Connect it Utility Services as you will come with an existing strong set of transferable skills which we value.

We offer challenging roles that will feed your ambition and determination to succeed in your career. Over recent years Connect it Utility Services has grown from strength to strength – those who join us become part of something bigger than just a 9-5.

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

Click to view our commitment.

“As an ex-Military Physical Training Instructor, I thrive on manual work.  Working as a team to achieve tasks and learning new skills. Connect it has given me a clear future career path by providing training courses to enable me to progress within the construction industry. A family run business, I was immediately welcomed by everyone and felt part of the bigger picture.  Not just a number as within the Military. The ethos within the company is clear and coincides with everything I have learnt from my Military career. Work hard and deliver to the best of your ability in a professional manner. I hope to stay with this company for a very long time and continue to learn and grow.”


Safety and wellbeing

Working in the utilities industry, delivering the high risk work we do, should never be taken for granted.  We should all work with safety in mind as our number one priority.  We are committed to the philosophy “Use your licence to stop – if its not safe you don’t do it” and mean this.

We are a Connect it family and support each other. so it goes without saying the wellbeing of our staff, customers, suppliers, and the public is always our number one priority. We employ people who are individuals, who will have views ambitions, families – a life.

We regularly review our policies on Safety, Health and Wellbeing and we will always provide the correct training and equipment to carry out your role in a safe manner.

Want to know why we believe safety is so important?  Watch this short video by Energy Networks Association which shows the importance of planning before you dig and the consequences of getting it wrong.

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