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Date Added: Sun 11/09/2022

Tunnels Maintenance Technician

Hatfield, AL10, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £33800 - £38800 per annum + Enhanced rates outside of normal hours

Vector are currently recruiting for Tunnels Maintenance Technicians on behalf of our client a major Highways Maintenance Contractor.

Please be aware that all successful applicants will be subject to a drug and alcohol testing prior to starting.

The Job

  • Be conversant with the operation of all electrical/mechanical plant, under normal and emergency conditions and be capable of operating systems under local or remote control
  • When authorised, to carry out switching on 11kV System;
  • Complete switching schedules prior to any HV switching works;
  • Responsible for safe electrical isolations carried out on site;
  • Carry out Planned Maintenance and defect repair work on a range of electrical equipment which includes Switchgear, Transformers, Pumps, Fans, VSDs, lighting and associated control gear etc;
  • Complete any records as required, including daily worksheets, and maintenance report sheets;
  • Read drawings and carry out fault finding and repairs without supervision;
  • Carry out all type of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance work within the capacity of a Maintenance Technician with or without direct supervision;
  • Attend incidents and work safely in accordance with policies to facilitate the early clear up of hazard/incident;
  • Mandatory requirement to participate in the Standby/Callout procedure.


The below are required for the role however training can be provided if some qualifications / experience aren't held:

  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Recognised Electrical Apprenticeship;
  • Relevant qualifications e.g. City & Guilds;
  • 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations;
  • Authorised Person is an advantage;
  • Knowledge and experience of generators and switchgear to 11KV
  • Experience of fault finding using schematic drawings;
  • All round experience in Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical Maintenance (Pump Maintenance is an advantage);
  • Knowledge of current Health & Safety legislation;
  • Ability to carry out electrical installation work to current legislation;
  • Previous Road Tunnels or Building Maintenance.


The below qualifications are desirable, however training will be provided if necessary:

  • MEWPS;
  • Confined spaces training;
  • Inspection & Testing C&G 2391;
  • CSCS / ECS Card;
  • Qualify as an Approved Person under the BB ESSW requirement for HV and LV work


  • Monday to Friday, Day shift
  • 45 hours per week
  • There is a requirement to work 3 weeks of night shift per quarter for tunnel maintenance closures.


£33,800 - £38,800 pa basic depending on experience
Great opportunities to increase earnings through overtime.

For further details please contact Robert on 01737 452 503

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