Lead Electrician

Network Technology · London, London, City of
Department Network Technology
Employment Type Full-Time

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by our job advert.

We’re Community Fibre and our mission is to bring better internet to everyone. You won’t find any old and slow copper technology here. Our network, which we own and have built, is 100% full fibre. We install it directly into our business customer’s premises and into our consumer’s homes. We provide market leading broadband speeds, at the best prices with a real focus on customer experience - we are consistently the No1 Internet Service Provider on Trustpilot as rated by customers. And as a result we are growing fast.

We are passionate and love working with local communities … the clue is in our name.  We want to bridge the digital divide in society and make Gigafast internet accessible to all. We also love it when local residents become team members of Community Fibre - over 20% of our talent is from communities that we serve.

We are not the new kid on the block, we were established in 2013 and have been disrupting the Broadband industry in London since then. Some recent key achievements include:

  • We raised £400m investment in 2020 from large institutions to secure our ambitious growth plans.
  • We have acquired over 650,000 wayleaves across Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Private Landlords in London to support that growth.
  • We have deployed our 100% full fibre network to over 500,000 premises to deliver the growth, which is rapidly moving towards 2.2 million by the end of 2024.

We’re proud of our achievements so far, but we are not complacent and definitely not stopping here. To help us get to our future, we’re looking for forward thinkers, people with big ideas, people passionate about technology and most importantly hard working team players to join us and be a part of our growing business.

Job purpose:

We are recruiting for a Lead Electrician to support our network operation teams throughout the London area. The opportunity is available on a permanent basis and will require regular travel throughout many of the boroughs in London. As a result, you will be provided with a company vehicle to support you with the remote nature of the work.

As the Lead Electrician, you will be providing PPM and reactive maintenance to a range of sites including core network and remote operational sites. The sites will vary from network critical data centres, core operational buildings and active telecommunication cabinets. We are looking for those with strong competencies in telecommunications electronics, data centre environment assets, external power supplies and telecommunications cabinets, network alarming systems and various other electric/active components.

What you’ll be doing:

  • To provide supervisory and technical support to the network operations team.
  • To undertake the day-to-day PPM and reactive maintenance of active network sites to ensure their functionality, compliance, and efficient operation
  • Provide supervisory and technical support to the network build team and manage the day-to-day operations of the active network infrastructure.
  • Ensure that routine maintenance is carried out to all buildings, active equipment, and systems to meet and exceed expectations and agreed service level agreements
  • Ensure that all electrical systems and associated records are maintained to NICIEC standards
  • Ensure that equipment cooling systems are maintained to comply with and meet network and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the compliance of equipment and detailed record-keeping for all tasks
  • Ensure that suitable spares are available to carry out maintenance
  • Issue permits to work for high-risk activities and ensure appropriate controls are adhered to.
  • Liaise with DNO’s and electrical contractors to ensure that all works are installed and maintained to industry standards.
  • Ensure that Method Statements and Risk Assessments, both internal a are prepared for all tasks carried out to ensure safe working practices
  • Ensure that engineering subcontractors are appropriately qualified, supervised, comply with contractual commitments, legislation and site operating processes
  • To develop a good working relationship with all members of staff and client’s staff
  • Ensure the provision of a safe & healthy working practices, environment and ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, company policies and procedures.
  • To contribute to a call out rota for the network operations team by being available for call-out when designated
  • Compile quotes for remedial works and small works to include labour and materials.
  • Review electrical contractor selection and quotes for remedial works and small works to include labour and materials

The experience we’re looking for you to bring:

  • Qualified electrician registered with  UK government approved body.
  • Educated to a minimum of City and Guilds or equivalent in an electrical discipline
  • Completion of a recognised technical training scheme, apprenticeship (or equivalent programme) in Electrical Engineering
  • 18th Edition IEE Regs
  • IOSH Working Safely
  • Hold other relevant training appropriate to work in a building maintenance environment e.g. first aid, IPAF, PASMA, etc.
  • Working knowledge of asset management / CAFM systems
  • To hold experience in a similar supervisory position
  • Excellent knowledge of the operation and maintenance of electrical services, plant and equipment
  • Excellent all-round ability in a busy building maintenance team


Why join us:

  • You get to work with some of the best technology in the market
  • Be part of an exciting scale up business where you can bring your ideas, bring your knowledge, we value your contribution
  • We all love time off whether that’s going on an exotic holiday or a staycation, you’ll get 25 days holiday to enjoy, increasing by 1 day for each year of service up to 28 days
  • Birthday leave, our treat to you
  • Keen cyclist, join our cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible WFH policy
  • Enjoy the perks of Vitality health
  • You get to work with an amazing bunch of people

What happens next:

You’ve done your bit so sit back and relax, we will review your application and come back to you.

If we think you’re not quite right for the role you have applied for but may be a better fit for another, we’ll definitely let you know.

Want to know more about a career at CFL, check out our careers page: https://communityfibre.co.uk/jobs

We are an Armed Forces friendly organisation.

We are an equal opportunities employer that values diversity in our team, we welcome applications from all backgrounds.

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Network Technology
  • Employment Type