Telehandler Plant Operative (Substations)



Telehandler Plant Operative (Substations)




East Ayrshire 





Postal / Zip Code:

KA18 3BF

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Job title: Telehandler Plant Operative

Ref No: 2017-7190

Location: New Cumnock, KA18 3BF

Project: New Cummnock substation (Scottish Power site)

Duration: 17 weeks - Start date 24th April 2017

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry - from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products - and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW

Purpose / Role

· To provide plant operative services to substation projects in support of safe delivery of project workscope.

· Working within a small team to undertake projects on new build, refurbishments and extensions of 33kV to 400kV substations

Key aims and objectives

· Ensure all workscope undertaken is carried out in a safe and productive manner, in line with Supervisors direction, company and project procedures.

· Be aware of and practice fully the requirement for total safety attitude in all operations

Prime responsibilities and duties

Plant operative support to the following activities:

    • Electrical and mechanical isolations, and work-site inspections
    • Fitting & erection of busbars & clamp
    • HV Switchgear,
    • Multicore cabling
    • Tray work, Glanding & Terminating,
    • Building & setting of disconnectors/earthswitches & Pantographs
    • Erection of steelwork for all equipment
    • Above and below ground earthing
  • Relay panels

Allied occasional duties

· Participate in business continuous improvement initiatives

Key internal interfaces

· Project Manager

· Supervisor

· Team Leader

· Trades personnel

· HSEQ advisor.

Key external interfaces

· Client personnel

· Sub-contract personnel

· Vendors and specialists


  • IPAF - MEWP License / Telehandler ticket
  • Scottish Power sites (SPEN) - WI-1 authorised and have experience operating the Telehandler in live substation conditions
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Amec Foster Wheeler

United Kingdom

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