Lines Worker - UK

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Job Reference: TLI/TP/27/351
Number of Positions: 12
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Details: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: Mon - Fri
Closing Date: 09/05/2019
Job Category: Engineering
Region / Division: UK Operations SSE
Business Unit: UK - SSE

Job Introduction

The Linesman is employed to perform all tasks allocated by the PICW in the overall function of refurbishing or replacing overhead transmission power lines.

Main Responsibilities

  • Implementation of the TLI Safety Charter and Life Saving Rules
  • Zero Harm Target – Home Safe Every Day
  • Ensuring the quality of the works meet the Clients Requirements
  • Implementing the Stop Register when works are deemed to be unsafe
  • Identification of Good Catches and Near Misses – reporting in same

HSQE Responsibilities

  • Responsible to the Supervisor for ensuring operational safety in accordance with company policy and safety vision of Everyone Home Safe Every Day
  • Ensure the risks and control measures associated with the company’s activities are identified and implemented to control them to as low as reasonably possible.
  • Ensure accidents and incidents are reported in a timely manner

Operational Responsibilities

  • Climb poles, towers in a safe and professional manor, utilising MEWP when required.
  • Carry out maintenance, repair and refurbishment of HV lines as directed and capable to do so.
  • Utilise all equipment necessary for working on Overhead lines network as detailed in the SOP’s and training manual
  • Responsible for Self and Colleagues compliance to HSQE, carry out pole top rescue as required.
  • Undertake reasonable takes asked by PICW / Supervisor / Management
  • Be responsible for self-development and PDP.

The Ideal Candidate



  • Current SSE LE1 Authorisation
  • IPAF
  • Pole Top Rescue
  • Manual Handling
  • City in Guilds Linesman qualification or equivalent
  • Driving License


  • Working on and with Live and Dead LV power lines


  • Working at Height
  • Working with Live and Dead power line LV
  • Commercially astute
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Excellent Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Able to balance competing priorities and meet personal targets within a fluctuating & demanding workload


  • Committed to TLI Company Mission, Vision and Values and Business Objectives
  • Customer focus; Professional; Honesty and Integrity
  • Positive and flexible approach
  • Open to innovation and collaboration
  • Right first-time approach
  • Proactive with the ability to think ahead.
  • Strong personality and professional attitude


About The Company

TLI Group is a premier utility contractor specialising in design and construction of telecommunications and electrical infrastructure. Designing and building overhead power lines, substations and telecoms networks are the company's core expertise. TLI Group has operated extensively with our customers, in the upgrading, refurbishment and renewal of infrastructure networks across Ireland and the UK. TLI Group plays a leading role in promoting the development of national utility infrastructure and thus providing safe, reliable and sustainable networks for future generations.