Electrical Planner



Salary / Pay

£31,393 – £39,229 per year + 

Full Time

Type of Employment



  • Electrical Planner, salary £31,393 to £39,229, Birmingham

  • Our client is a well-established electrical distribution network operator with over 7 million customers throughout the UK.  As a national business, they pride themselves on their first class reputation for network reliability and business efficiency, receiving the Government’s Charter Mark scheme accolade every year.

    Their Birmingham depot are seeking an Electrical Planner, the post will be for a 12 months temporary contract with an option for a permanent position at the end of the 12 months, however we would be open to shortening this if any of the candidates excel in their position.

    Up to two salary increments a year, holiday entitlement rising to 26 days +bank holidays after 12 weeks and free parking.

    The Electrical Planner will be accountable for, 


    • The planning, preparation and delivery of new services, alterations and small capital projects.
    • The organisation of individual projects.
    • The cost effectiveness of individual projects.
    • Own performance and behaviour.
    • The impact of project and own activities on customers, public and environment.
    • The health and safety of the team.
    • The quality of own work.
    • Own personal development.
    • The identification of necessary physical resources.
    • The effective use of contracts.
    • The representation of the team and the Company at the individual level.

      Activities of Electrical Planner will include, 
    • Design schemes in accordance with Engineering Directives
    • Prepare quotations and Connection Agreements for works associated with providing LV connections. This will include LV connections where the provision of new HV overhead assets and HV cable are required to be installed or where existing transformer capacity will need to be increased
    • Determine what is required and how the work will be carried out for projects which do not require individual financial approval and for small capital sanctions.
    • Design schemes whilst taking account of equipment ratings and voltage drop on the LV network
    • Assist the Planner in the preparation of capital projects.
    • Obtain consents and materials, prepare terms, quotations and agreements.
    • Issue planned shutdown notices, make appointments with customers, issue terms, quotations and agreements.
    • Determine and carry out network operations on the L.V. system
    • Carry out network operations on the H.V. system.
    • Record asset details and routes. Record meter details.
    • Determine what will be done in the short term (immediate to one month) within known constraints.
    • Exercise leadership in co-ordinating site activities.
    • Request assistance of Team Manager or other team members when outside own capability or authority.
    • Alter own short term programme to meet change in circumstance, within constraints.
    • Assess the potential impact of a specific work activity on customers.
    • Minimise the adverse impact of own activities on customers.
    • Advise customers affected of the impact of own activities.
    • Resolve customer complaints, wherever possible directly
    • Refer difficult complaints to the Team Manager.
    • Assess site risks, and take action to remove or avoid.
    • Comply with safety instructions, use protective equipment and wear protective clothing.
    • Maintain tools, equipment and vehicles in a safe condition.
    • Report any accident, injury, damage to property or near miss.
    • Identify opportunities for improvement in performance and implement or recommend change.
    • Check the quality of own output.
    • Identify own potential and request development opportunity.
    • Identify and request physical resources to improve individual and team performance.
    • Issue work to contractors, and approve daily work sheets.
    • Carry out quality and compliance checks on contractors’ works.
    • Speak on behalf of oneself and the Company at the individual level.


      In terms of qualifications, C & G Level 3 or above (HNC, Degree etc) would be considered in Engineering / Mathematical qualifications would be acceptable

      NB. Some accountabilities/activities will vary dependent on the team’s activities and any specific requirements