Network Services Team Manager

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Engineering
Region:
London
Location:
Lincoln
Salary:
£48,165 to £54,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£48,165
Posted:
20/04/2022
Recruiter:
Western Power Distribution
Job Ref:
ER238/2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager based in our Lincoln depot.

Accountable to the Distribution Manager,  the Team Manager is responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team. They create a clear vision, set clear expectations, recognise excellent performance and positively support colleagues’ professional development. They ensure colleagues are empowered to work with competence, confidence and professionalism within a diverse environment. The Team Manager leads a culture where collaboration, customer focus, innovation and mutual trust is high.

Through successful leadership, you will be responsible for:-


The construction, reinforcement, alteration and replacement of assets in accordance with Engineering Directives within a specified location.
The maintenance and repair of assets in accordance with Engineering Directives within a specified location.
The restoration of supplies to customers and repair of faulty assets in accordance with Engineering Directives within a specified location.
You will successfully deliver team and personal performance expectations


If you are offered a position, you will be required to successfully complete a basic DBS check that shows any unspent convictions or conditional cautions.

As part of our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, all applications to Western Power Distribution jobs are automatically anonymised by our recruitment system. This is with the aim of realising our ambition to have a workforce which is reflective of the community we serve and eliminating unconscious bias, allowing employees to be appointed based on their talent, skills and experiences regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.

Our hiring managers will have no access to your name, age, gender or other diversity information until after shortlisting has taken place. This detail will become visible before interview to allow managers to prepare.
About UsWe’re the people providing the power, managing the electricity distribution network for the Midlands, South West and Wales. We deliver essential electricity to millions of homes and businesses. Committed to providing a safe, stable and reliable electricity distribution supply while protecting our population and minimising the impact on the environment. The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at WPD, you won’t just be helping keep the lights on – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

If this is your opportunity to join us, you’ll find we offer a supportive, rewarding and friendly working environment where you’ll be empowered to build a career. Along the way, you’ll be invested in, be enabled by the latest technology and find that we’re always interested in evolving our systems and processes so that we get even better, every day.

Western Power Distribution is an equal opportunities employer, a Disability Level 1 Employer and a corporate signatory of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) programme. Our desire is to bring in more employees from diverse backgrounds to build further on our inclusive culture. We value and celebrate individual difference and we believe that an inclusive culture will help the business grow as a positive, strong and innovative company.
Main Responsibilities
Build and maintain a safety culture which enables a safe working environment validated through site safety inspections.
Investigate, report and take corrective action following an accident, injury, damage to property or near miss.
Support the team to deliver a high level of customer service at all times and achieve all customer service related performance targets.
Set clear direction and expectations. Ensure team members clearly understand what needs to be done, why, when and by whom. Review progress against expectation and take appropriate action to ensure delivery of results. 
Ensure shared ownership for teams’ goals and objectives, and delivery in accordance with expectation. Recognise excellent performance and celebrate success. 
Continuously reflect on work undertaken and performance of team to identify and implement improvements.
Build a trusting team environment, where all are equally welcomed and valued. Be authentic, support colleagues’ well-being and create excellent lines of communication. 
Proactively support colleagues’ physical and mental health, through both a reactive response when situations occur, and pro-actively to support a healthy working environment.
Support the development of a diverse working environment within which colleagues are developed and their potential is maximised. Provide constructive feedback. 
Speak on behalf of the Company and the team, both internally and externally, on issues that relate to own team’s activities.
Within a continually changing working environment set a clear vision, lead and manage change effectively. 
Successfully manage unit costs of work undertaken through the efficient management of the workforce aligned to the work programme.
Monitor tasks and expenditure to ensure working is undertaken within budget and in accordance with annual programme.
Approve and monitor individual capital schemes, identify and comment on variances and take corrective action.
Manage the dual responsibility of the team’s annual network programme whilst overseeing daily activates of restoring supplies and repairing damaged or faulty assets.
Ensure contractor’s work activities are completed to expectation.
Ensure the team have the correct facilities, tools, equipment and vehicles to undertake their wor

The Ideal Candidate
A minimum City and Guilds 2339 or a relevant engineering or business management qualification.
Leadership capability aligned to the expectation of the role, including an ability to empower and lead through others.
A good understanding of the importance of building a positive work culture aligned to the future challenges of the business.
A good understanding of the changing electricity distribution operating environment and how that is reflected in leadership and the development of teams and their culture. 
A good understanding of how a diverse workforce will contribute to the future success of the business.
Evidence of delivering results in accordance with or exceeding expectations.
A full UK driving licence -a Company vehicle will be available for business use.


The following requirements will be undertaken whilst in the role to support further progression. 


Engineering Level 4 qualification or relevant business management qualification.
IOSH or equivalent safety qualification
Completion of a safe guarding course
Mental resilience course

About The CompanyIf this is your opportunity to join us, you’ll find we offer a supportive, rewarding and friendly working environment where you’ll be empowered to build a career. Along the way, you’ll be invested in, be enabled by the latest technology and find that we’re always interested in evolving our systems and processes so that we get even better, every day.

In return, you’ll enjoy a package of benefits designed to reward your hard work and incentivise your ambition. In addition to your competitive salary, we offer a competitive contributory pension scheme where the company will double match your pension contributions up to a maximum company contribution of 10%. You will also have access, subject to eligibility criteria, to join our annual Share Save plan.

You will receive a generous annual leave entitlement on joining, starting at 26 days rising to 28 days following 10 years’ service, plus 8 bank holidays. Protective clothing and Safety Equipment will be provided where required and we offer free parking at all main sites. In addition, you will be able to access support via our Employee Assistance Programme, including musculoskeletal and physiotherapy services.

Additional Application Information

Recruitment correspondence is usually sent by email, so please do check your email account including spam/junk folders regularly after the closing date.

To enhance your candidate experience, we recommend using Google Chrome to complete your online application. Should you have any questions regarding this or require additional support to complete your online application, please email recruitment@westernpower.co.uk

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should sufficient numbers of suitable applications be received. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

 

Contact Details:
Western Power Distribution
Tel: 000 000 0000
Contact: Jo Mainstone
Email:

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