Assistant Lighting Engineer

Warwick, Warwickshire
£32,728 - £35,335 & on-call allowance
18 Jun 2022
11 Jul 2022
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About Us


Warwickshire County Council are responsible for over 55,000 street lights, illuminated signs and bollards, and associated Highway electrical equipment around the County.


The street lighting stock operates to WCC’s part-night lighting policy and is controlled by the PLANet by Telensa central management system. One of our main drivers is to reduce our electricity consumption wherever possible and we have been extremely successful in doing so through the implementation of part-night lighting along with an investment in LED lighting and other low energy light sources.


The Street Lighting team is a small team that deal with maintenance, lighting on new developments, Highway improvement projects, and the provision of power supplies on the Highway for other uses such as CCTV and festive decorations.


We are now recruiting for an Assistant Lighting Engineer to join the street lighting team to primarily work in the Client maintenance function of the service.


About the role


Joining our Street Lighting team, you’ll be based at Budbrooke near Warwick but home working (except for when required to be on site or face to face meeting) is presently being operated. Our People Strategy, Behaviours and Values reflect our ambition as an organisation to embrace digital opportunities, innovate and enable our people to see work as what they do, not where they do it.


The post is full time and permanent for 37 hours per week plus being the out of hours duty lighting engineer in a Client role for 1 week in 5, for which an additional allowance is paid. You would be expected to visit sites countywide efficiently using your own transport for which a mileage payment is paid.


You will be responsible for issuing orders for the maintenance and replacement of street lighting and associated equipment, including private cable networks, as well as inspecting work and the updating of the inventory; dealing with queries from Councillors, other teams and organisations, liaising with street lighting contractors and DNOs/IDNOs as necessary, and recharging for any work that you carry out that can be recharged, for example lighting columns that are damaged in a RTC.


You will be working within a small team of street lighting professionals and teamwork is essential so giving and receiving support for each other is essential. 


Key Requirements


To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have significant experience of working in street lighting maintenance and, as you’ll be managing relationships with a variety of people, it is important that you have strong communication skills, can creatively solve problems and plan your own workload, often working under pressure. You will also have the ability to work within a team as well as on your own initiative and to contribute towards improved practices. It is important you are flexible in your approach to work as priorities can change quickly. The role is based Budbrooke near Warwick and you will travel across the county as the Service requires.


For further details please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.


Additional Information


If you would like to discuss the role please contact Mike Cunningham, Principal Lighting Engineer, on  01926736573 or


Closing Date: midnight, 11th July 2022


Previous applicants need not apply



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As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.


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