Ref. 59613

Underground Services Technician

  • Location: Guildford, England
  • Salary: £37000 - £37000 per annum
  • Type: Permanent / Full Time

Seven Resourcing is working with Omni Resourcing to recruit a permanent Utilities Service Technician. Based in Merrow Depot, Salary is up to £37,000 per annum.


Job Purpose:

his role will be working on the Surrey Highways term maintenance contract and based in Guildford. This strategically important role will provide essential support to the delivery of routine, cyclical and planned activities on the contract.


Skilled in the use of all equipment used in the detection of utility services.

Providing support to all teams in the location of and avoidance of underground services.

Survey and produce simple drawings showing the locations of services for use by the operational teams.

Provide skilled advice to operational teams following surveys, in the safe methods to be utilised for excavations. To assist operatives in the tracing of utility plant.

To train operatives in the effective use of cable detection equipment & techniques and in the understanding of public utility plans and drawings.

To liaise with utility companies and clients / consultants to obtain site plans of underground and overhead plant.

Contract champion in the location of and avoidance of underground services.

Develop and update training for planning work using cable plans, cable locating devices and safe digging practices in accordance with company processes.

Undertake ad-hoc site audits to ensure compliance with company procedures.

To ensure all health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to.

Incident management – assisting with incident investigations as required, supporting the appointed investigating officer.

Maintain an awareness of developments and improvements in technology used in detection of services.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Relevant Qualification
  • Experience: Experience in the use of equipment used in the detection of utility services and the ability to evaluate / understand and communicate findings from statutory undertakers drawings.

    Ability to conduct effective training with staff, operatives and subcontractors.

    Ability to work as an integral part of a team.

    A comprehensive understanding of Health and Safety legislation and a knowledge and understanding of PAS-128 / HSG47.

    Ability to advise on GS6 assessments for overhead cables.

    Use of GPR equipment.

    An understanding of the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991 (NRSWA) and associated codes of practice

  • Compliance: Up to Passport or right to work in the UK
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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