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Connect IT Utility Services

Why Connect It

We are in exciting times at Connect It. 2020 saw not only a pandemic to contend with but the achievement of one of our strategic priorities – to transfer all our support staff to one location. 

We moved to our 40,000 sqft Head Office and Distribution centre in Hedge End, Southampton in June 2020. This has enabled our teams to continue to deliver great works to our customers and for us to achieve better collaboration and efficiency.  It doesn’t stop there – in 2021 we are preparing to be set for further growth so read below and find a vacancy that suits you!

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 - Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Co-ordinator

Do you have a passion for safety? Like to delve into the detail and identify areas for opportunity to improve? Believe a picture (or graph) paints a thousand words? Then we might have the role you have been looking for! We are looking for a SHEQ Co_ordinator to work with our existing team to maintain and grow our SHEQ data, producing statistics, analysing trends and providing accurate data by which our business can learn and grow.

Job location: Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton

The role will be responsible for:

  • Monitor accident and incident reports received and update on the Accident & Incident Reporting Register
  • Generating monthly/quarterly/ad hoc SHEQ related reports in a timely manner, ensuring relevant information is circulated to stakeholders.
  • Maintaining audit actions and close out reports ensuring data is regularly monitored and actioned. Escalating where close out has not been achieved.
  • Monitoring the Safety email inbox and co-ordinate SHEQ processes relating to the Approved Contractor/ Supplier arrangements, completing a first line assessment of documentation, liaising with the Commercial teams, contractors and the business as relevant, providing a final pack to SHEQ Managers for review and final approval.
  • Recording external and ISO internal audit outcomes and to ensure close out of all internal audit outcomes (excluding site audits) on the non-conformance database.
  • Support with the provision of COSHH assessments for the business and upload these to relevant system once approved.
  • To be a point of contact for the business, assist with the required document control of all management system documents and provide advice and support, as necessary.
  • To be familiar with the content and to assist in the development and maintenance of the organisations Management Systems to ensure continual business improvement.
  • To assist in the compilation of the annual audit and assessment schedule (internal site audits and ISO internal audits) to ensure all areas are incorporated and circulated to the relevant stakeholders (SHEQ Advisors/Management/Directors).
  • To assist with the customer complaints and compliments process, providing first line response to the customer and support the management team to maintain contact and ensure full close out. of any required actions
  • To attend, contribute and maintain minutes of departmental and other meetings as required
  • To become a Boris/Salesforce Admin champion and be able to create or adapt audit and other SHEQ forms on Boris as required
  • To support in the creation of toolbox talks and other bulletins and ensure this is communicated to interested parties,
  • To ensure SHEQ technical documents are uploaded and maintained as accurate on Boris or Salesforce so that the business is able to retrieve up to date data as needed.
  • Contribute to the review of SHEQ data analysis and identify trends or issues of concern with the SHEQ team and assist in the creation, modification and if applicable, delivery of relevant action plans.
  • Provide support in the completion of office/warehouse audits and update computer screens and SHEQ notice boards as requested
  • Providing co-ordination and administrative support to the SHEQ Team and wider team/business as requested.

 

Qualifications and experience:

  • A level or degree in relevant field, relevant skills and experience will also be considered
  • Strong analytical focus, with an eye for detail.
  • A strong communicator, who possesses good organisational and written communication skills, with the ability to interface with people at all levels
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft office especially Excel & PowerPoint.

Preferred

  • A person who is driven to deliver, a ‘can do’ achiever who can take the initiative to see changes through to delivery
  • Displaying excellent personal safety and challenging others when unsafe behaviour is observed. Ensuring that behaviour is in accordance with the company Health, Safety,
  • Environmental and Quality guidelines.

  • Knowledge of ISO Management Systems.
  • Knowledge of Document Management Systems.
  • Knowledge and experience of SharePoint management systems.
  • Experience of working in a customer service environment

This role would suit someone who is looking to build on their existing safety interests and ideally someone who is looking to grow within a face paced, growing organisation.  Does this sound like you?  Then please apply!

Job vacancy - Technical Co-Ordinator

Our Technical team are looking to recruit a Technical Co-ordinator, where you will become part of a fast paced, forward thinking function who thrive on providing an excellent experience to all our clients. The role is vastly varied, involving the co-ordination of many tasks within the Technical Department to ensure the smooth delivery of our multi utility operation. We are looking for someone who has great attention to detail with strong organisation skills, who is willing to adapt and support new tasks at the business develops.

Job location: Foundation House, Hedge End

The role will be responsible for:

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Act as a document controller, saving drawings and documents in accordance with our systems and processes.
  • Co-ordinate the legal process.
  • Co-ordinate gas and water connection requests.
  • Request MPANS & MPRNS from the relevant Asset adopters.
  • Assist with the co-ordination of the design process from contract award through to construction.
  • Co-ordinate the ordering and delivery of Substations.
  • Provide administration support to the Technical Managers.
  • Make payments, send remittances and record information.
  • Apply for Asset Maps and Highway Extent Plans.
  • Maintain records and documentation to ensure prompt asset value support.
  • Other administrative roles and duties as required.

Qualifications and experience:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum 2 years experience working as a co-ordinator
  • Excellent organisation/time management skills coupled with an eye for detail to ensure that work is delivered accurately and on time, ensuring systems maintained.
  • Ability to work independently and be able to prioritise tasks and allocate work.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Current use of Salesforce or other CRM system.
  • A strong customer service ethic
  • A can do attitude that will support other tasks as the business develops.
  • Technical experience in the Utility/Construction industry would be an advantage, but not essential as full training will be given.

The role offers working hours of 8 am to 4 pm with flexibility for the ideal candidate, along with paid holiday and a great place to work. Does this role suit your skillset? If so, make contact today

Job vacancy - Civils Teams

Job location: Various Locations in the central and South East of England

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 and for EV charger works, will involve staying away from home.  Connect It are keen to recruit teams based particularly in Berkshire, Reading and Slough areas.

Working for the Civil’s Manager, you will:

  • Work as a two man 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 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 - OHL Project Manager

Are you looking to join a growing company focussed on success? At Connect It we are increasing our Overhead Lines (OHL) Project Management team by recruiting a further OHL Project Manager, who has a proven track record in safely delivering multiple OHL projects across the South of England.

Job location: Southcoast - mobile

The role will be responsible for:

The role is based within Connections teams who are here to help whether our customers are building a single home, housing development, industrial development, generation development or independent distribution network. Our responsibility is to ensure we are able to respond and that is where you fit in. We are looking for someone who can:

  • Plan and oversee the delivery of OHL projects (up to and including 33kV)to our DNO client, ensuring that standards of delivery and health and safety on site are of the highest level.
  • Book works on our internal software but most importantly ensuring jobs 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, and overseeing linesman teams, you will deliver to meet the needs of our customers’, by providing advice and resolving site related issues in a timely manner.
  • Be responsible for the safety of yourself and colleagues, and act as ambassador of our safety culture.
  • Contribute to 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 (OSR’s)
  • Develop and manage colleagues to build strong, cohesive teams who are open to extending the range of knowledge and responsibilities.

 

Qualifications and experience:

To ensure you get the most from your role you’ll have a sound working knowledge of the electrical distribution industry. Hands on experience and knowledge of operating the LV, 11kV and 33kV network is required.

You’ll be confident managing multiple outputs within the team and you’ll have previous experience of both people and customer management with a proven track record for delivering work safely, on time and within budget.

Ideally, you will be based within the central Southern areas of Hampshire or Sussex areas, although we are open to discussions from those out of these areas.

You will have an embedded safety behaviours and fully understand the safety requirements and operational procedures required to work within the sector.

Be able to deliver within CDM regulations and have a good 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 if required.

A large extent of your time will be spent on site so experience with a proven track record of project managing several jobs/teams simultaneously will be key.

You will

  • Ideally hold EUSR registration under the Utility Supervisor Scheme.
  • Ideally have held SAP authorisation with a DNO.
  • 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.
  • 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 - MU Project Manager

Are you looking to join a growing company focussed on success? At Connect It we are extending our Multi Utility (MU) Project Management team and recruiting a further MU Project Manager, who has a proven track record in safely delivering multiple gas, water and power installation projects across the South of England and is ideally based within the central Southern areas (Hampshire/Dorset/Surrey/Sussex/Wiltshire/Berkshire).

Job location: Mobile role Central South Coast

The role will be responsible for:

What will the role be doing?:

  • Planning and delivering Multi utility projects to our national developer 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 (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 (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!

We are also looking for a Site Supervisor so please apply if you are interested in this role.

Job vacancy - Vehicle and Plant Technician

Keen to keep the wheels moving for our operational teams? 

We are looking to recruit a Vehicle and Plant Technician to work alongside our current Technician at our fully fitted workshop based at our 40,000 sq. ft Head Office and Distribution centre in Hedge End, Southampton.  Our continued growth of the business following the successful contract awards from SSEN as well as national developers means our fleet and plant are growing. 

Job location: Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton

The role will be responsible for:

We want to ensure safe outcomes for our people and therefore it’s critical that our technicians are fully qualified and experienced to service and maintain our vans, class 1 vehicles and range of plant.

Ideally, you will be experienced and knowledgeable in your craft, having worked in the multi-utilities industry (or similar) with a strong focus on safety.  Educating our teams is also key as you set the standard that they will follow.  So, what is the detail?

  • Role modelling the right organisational behaviours that demonstrate a strong commitment to vehicle and driving safety.
  • To maintain the fleet, conducting service inspections and repairs as required. This will mainly be at the depot, but onsite repair may be required.
  • Install trackers and other additional items as requested so that appropriate data can be tracked by vehicle.
  • Ordering of parts and ensure stock levels are maintained of key items as appropriate.
  • To carry out risk assessments and maintain safe working practices.
  • Report hazards and defects that are not able to be rectified in house.
  • Keep up to date with best practice working processes and methods.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Demonstrate a good record of mechanical experience either as a mechanic, plant fitter, or plant technician.
  • Be able to operate handheld mobile equipment to record works and data information.
  • Hold a clean driving licence as attendance to other locations will be required from time to time. Ideally class 1 qualified with valid CPC.
  • Using your own initiative, demonstrate safe working practices.
  • City & Guilds or apprentice trained mechanical qualification.
  • Take a flexible approach to working hours.
  • Educating teams on vehicle maintenance so you need to be a good communicator with ability to portray information at all levels.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to role model desired safety behaviours.
  • Clean driving licence is essential as you may be provided to attend site.

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

Job vacancy - Part Time Street Works Co-Ordinator

We are looking for a Part Time Street works Co-Ordinator to join the team, working with our Site Teams, monitoring and co-ordinating our permit requests and ensuring permit deadlines are met so that we avoid any penalty notices.

Job location: Foundation House in Hedge End Southampton - although during lockdown remote working will be considered

The role will be responsible for:

Reporting to the Streetworks Supervisor, the role holder will:

  • Act as first point of contact for NRSWA (New Roads & Street Works Act) enquiries.
  • Work on multiple projects at any one time, allocating permits and notices to scheduled works
  • Raise and maintain relevant permits on Symology, ensuring all applications comply with New Roads & Street Works Act
  • Monitoring and updating the work status and ensuring amendments are put in place so the correct noticing applies to the job
  • Liaise with the relevant teams and project managers to understand any issues and work with them to resolve.
  • Ensuring all closing notices are applied and monitor evidencing of site clearing and closure
  • Whilst we would look to avoid any defects, should any be noted, ensure these are rectified and closed out to avoid any fines
  • Provide support to the Supervisor and cover in their absence

Qualifications and experience:

What skills will you bring?

  • Ability to prioritise and good attention to detail with the ability to interpret technical information.
  • A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • The ability to work within a team and interface with people at all levels
  • A person who is driven to deliver, a ‘can do’ achiever who can take the initiative to see problem solve and escalate when necessary.
  • Able to work flexibly, whilst maintaining procedural requirements of the task
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft packages and a CRM system, alongside an understanding of the utilities industry would be an advantage
  • Experience of working in a customer service environment

This role will be working 24 hours Monday to Friday and would suit someone who is looking for an interesting role that would fit within school hours. If you have a strong co-ordination background but don’t have the NRSWA experience then please apply as full support and training on the job can be provided. So what are you waiting for – apply now!

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 50 hour working week, Monday to Friday and good rates of pay.
Do you meet our requirements? If so get in contact!

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: Working for our MU customers across the central South of England

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 - SHEQ Advisor

Want to further help us embed our great safety culture? If you have proven experience building strong relationships with teams and delivering great on site support and observation in a positive SHEQ capacity then we are interested in hearing from you!

Job location: This is a mobile role working in either our West or Central areas covering Eastbourne through to Southampton and up to Petersfield

The role will be responsible for:

  • Carry out a programme of safety audits and inspections, with appropriate escalation, reporting and investigation of any accidents, incidents and near misses.
  • Encourage teams (office, stores, site) to be accountable for safety behaviours, identifying when items need maintenance, replacement etc.
  • Advising and influencing the business to understand safe working practices, embedding the licence to stop and ensure working practices are appropriate and follow due process to remain compliant with specification, policy and procedure.
  • Resolve any safety queries received within the business and ensure learnings are followed through.
  • Ensure standards of PPE and equipment are maintained and provide advice 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)
  • Review existing SHEQ performance data and reports and provide updates to management teams and SHEQ Management Review Meetings.
  • Maintain safety knowledge and best practices to ensure Connect It remain up to speed.
  • Liaise with SHEQ Management and consultants as required.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of company systems, programmes and initiatives.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Experience of managing a programme of safety audits and dealing with non-conformance in an adult, positive way that encourages improved performance.
  • Role model behaviours that influence the desired safety behaviours.
  • 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.

Preferred

  • A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills who has a passion for safety excellence.
  • Must possess good organisational and written communication skills, with the ability to interface with people at all levels
  • A person who is driven to deliver, a ‘can do’ achiever who can take the initiative to see changes through to closure
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office (particularly Outlook, Excel, Word and use of a CRM system
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate or qualified by experience and can demonstrate a proven track record.
  • EUSR Shea Power
  • Driving Licence

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: Our roles are site based across central and Southern England or within our Head Office at Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton

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.

Job vacancy - Cable Jointing and Overhead Lines Teams

Whilst we do not have any current vacancies we are always interested to hear from experienced and authorised cable jointing and overhead lines teams who would like to stay in touch for when a vacancy should arise.

Job location: Various locations across the west, central and east areas of the south of England from Eastbourne to Yeovil and up to Basingstoke area

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, 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

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.

COVID 19 – We know in times of the pandemic face to face meetings should be avoided.  Whilst we have social distancing measures in place to keep everyone safe, we will also hold interviews via Teams.

Access our useful documents to find out how we keep you safe when attending our office, and instructions for using Teams to hold a remote interview.


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.

 

Find a career at CIUS

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.

“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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