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Career Opportunities with Guernsey Electricity

Guernsey Electricity employs around 200 staff in a wide range of positions including retail, electrical operations, plumbing, finance, customer service, power station maintenance and engineering.

Current Vacancies

Design Engineer (Power Networks)

We are looking for a motivated individual with strong engineering design skills and experience of electrical power networks to join our team of electrical planning engineers responsible for developing the islands electricity grid. Energy is evolving and Guernsey Electricity is at the forefront of modernising the electricity system to ensure it remains fit for the future. We want you to join us in reaching these goals 

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Electrician

An opportunity exists to carry out electrical inspection, repair and maintenance work as directed, on HV and LV electrical plant, cabling and control systems.

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Electrical Engineer

To assist in the objective of maximum availability, and safe operation of all power station plant and equipment, and to carry out inspection, fault finding and repair work on generation electrical plant and equipment.  The Electrical Engineer has responsibility for ensuring the safe, reliable and correct function of Power Station electrical and control systems

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Mechanical Engineering Lead

To lead the mechanical element of the Generation Maintenance team ensuring objectives of optimal availability and safe operation of all power station plant are met with the planned delivery of quality and timely mechanical maintenance services. .

 

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Mechanical Fitter

To undertake a wide range of inspection, repair, maintenance and modification work on generation plant and systems associated with the powers station. Work as required on any area of the Power Station site, including generation halls, auxiliary plant rooms, fuel tanks and other associated systems. Work on any of the Company’s plant at off-site locations as required from time to time. Work is frequently associated with hazardous plant or in a hazardous environment. 

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Temporary Mechanical Assistant/Operator

To assist the PowerStation maintenance staff with the maintenance of the generation plant and equipment. To carry out a range of labouring and operational duties around the Power Station sites in order to maintain cleanliness, hygiene and safe working conditions.
To provide operational support to the shift teams during periods of high generation activity or cover. Works as required around the Power Station site, in generator halls and other hazardous areas. The post-holder is occasionally required to assist outside normal working hours and during plant maintenance emergencies. May also be required to support Shift Operators and the Operations Engineers during emergencies.
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Control & Instrumentation Technician

To efficiently provide maintenance and calibration of instrumented systems. Key responsibilties include planning, delivering and monitoring agreed levels of operational performance and maintenance of all EC&I equipment in line with the overall maintenance plan.

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Temporary Financial Controller

To manage the statutory and regulatory financial reporting of the Company ensuring compliance with statutory and legal obligations, and to ensure financial risks are managed through application of effective internal contro

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Temporary Financial Planning Analyst

To support the Financial Planning and Analytics team in providing accurate, timely and relevant information to business users. Promoting good financial management and data driven business decisions. The role will include supporting and developing business users’ financial knowledge and skills. 

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Temporary HR Generalist

To support the HR Team with key initiatives over a period of 6-9 months

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Temporary Learning & Development Advisor

To help manage the learning and development of all existing employees, and to support the wider HR team with the design, content, delivery and evaluation of key learning and development initiatives.

The role will be heavily involved in identifying learning and development needs amongst the employee population at GEL and devising solutions to these learning and development needs.

 

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Temporary Meter Reader

To read electrical energy meters at customer installations across the island in an accurate, courteous and timely manner on a 12 month contract. 

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Temporary Project Manager

To provide Project Management support across the organisation, assisting with the successful delivery of projects and programmes as required. The responsibility will be for supporting the delivery of projects as directed, as project leader or as part of a larger project delivery team.

 

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Bursary Scheme

Find out more about our Bursary Scheme awarded to students entering Higher Education.

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The Rewards

We offer comprehensive benefits which include a competitive salary, pension and bonus scheme. The health & wellbeing of our employees and their families is very important to us and we provide health care benefits to employees. A wide range of discounts on services and products, including discounted gym membership and 20% discount on showroom appliances are also offered.

Investing in the development of our people supports our ambition to be a high performing organisation. Our focus is on achieving exceptional customer service and Guernsey Electricity is also continually working to ensure our people feel supported and motivated. We encourage and support our employees to develop and learn new skills through a wide range of opportunities including on the job training, in-house courses and the chance to study for formal qualifications.

Our local community and environment is of great importance to us. We participate in a range of community based charity projects and environmental initiatives. As well as corporate sponsorships and donations, we also encourage our employees to volunteer and contribute to the island as much as possible.

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Opportunities for Work Experience

Work experience is an opportunity to experience working life and is a useful guide to young people looking to choose a career path. Guernsey Electricity provides work experience for many young people throughout the year in all disciplines and skills.

Typically, we offer up to ten placements per year through the Careers Service. Age range is generally from 14 - 21 and the placements are made in the section most appropriate to the skills requested, usually for one week.

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Work Placement

Some degree courses include a year in Industry and Guernsey Electricity offers opportunities for those students with local residential qualifications to complete this integral part of their course in a familiar environment.

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Apprenticeships

We offer an Electrical apprenticeship each year, and typically offer a Mechanical apprenticeship every five years. Although preference is given to younger applicants with GCSEs, we do consider all applications. 

Applicants for apprenticeships should be expecting to achieve five or more GCSE passes at grades A-C including maths and a science subject. All candidates will be asked to sit a maths and logic test before being selected for interview. 

If you are interested in applying for an apprenticeship then you should complete this application form indicating your academic progress and which apprenticeship you wish to follow. Alternatively you may wish to come in for an informal discussion about the scheme nearer the time. 

Applications should be received by 20 April each year and once the annual intake process is complete, successful applications are appointed by the end of May.

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Careers at Guernsey Electricity

More information about the type of careers available at Guernsey Electricity can be found here or viewed on our careers video below.

https://youtu.be/lhfi5YD49vU

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