Welcome to the Energetics careers website, dedicated to giving you all the information you need for a rewarding career with a leading multi-utility infrastructure and connections specialist. We design, build and connect new residential and commercial developments to Gas, Electricity, Water and Telecommunications networks for housing developers and construction customers across the UK. We are also licensed by the industry regulator OFGEM to own and operate the electricity and gas networks we build, and to date we have designed and built over 104,000 live connections.
Energetics was one of the first independent distribution network operators (IDNO) borne out of the deregulation of the utility sector. Established in 2006, Energetics is a highly successful and rapidly growing group, and with plans to double our UK wide workforce to 600 employees by 2017, we need people like you to Grow With Us.
We are currently offering long-term Career Opportunities for a range of roles including Multi-Utility Design Engineers, Design Coordinators, Technical Clerical, Project Managers, Team Leaders, and other exciting opportunities for our growing and expanding business across the UK. As an Energetics employee, you can expect support for ongoing training and development, major benefits and a competitive remuneration package, but most importantly, the chance to be part of our hard-working, enthusiastic and welcoming team. A career at Energetics will provide you with great opportunities to work on exciting customer projects, as well as experiencing job satisfaction that comes with being a valued member of the team.
The NHS have launched their ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign, and at Energetics we want to make sure everyone does what they can to ensure they stay healthy and well throughout the colder months.
The cold and damp weather, ice, snow and high winds can all aggravate any existing health problems and make us more vulnerable to respiratory winter illnesses. But, there are lots of things we’re advising our employees and others to do, to stay well this winter, such as;
When it comes to work, it offers many opportunities for people to interact, but more interaction between people in close contact increases the risk for respiratory illnesses like the flu to spread. To prevent this from happening, always remember to cover your coughs and sneezes, and wash your hands often.
Always make sure you have the relevant contact details of who to report your sickness to at work, and follow the best practice guidelines of how to do so. You can learn more about the NHS Stay Well This Winter campaign here, as well as download a range of useful resources so that you can be your healthiest self this winter.
Still being the only independent multi utility connections company in the utilities sector to have implemented a bespoke Multi Utility (MU) Craftsperson Apprenticeship, the scheme is continuing to prove successful with the team of 3 including Brian Warnock, Steven Breslin and Darren Johnstone progressing at a steady pace, together with Cable Jointing apprentice John McGill.
Steven, comments: “The first year has flown by. The scheme is going really well and our expectations have been met so far.”
The providers, Utility Construction Training, have recently invested in new facilities at their Manchester site, allowing the combined approach of classroom and site based training of the apprenticeship schemes to ensure that within just a year, the 4 young men aged between 21 and 25 have already achieved number of Tickets. On the MU scheme, these are:
One of the MU apprentices, Darren Johnstone, comments: “We have gained a huge amount of skills, but we’re all looking forward to gaining more tickets and starting the main laying element.”
The MU apprentices have progressed at such a speed that they are now spending more time on site supporting other members of the wider project teams. The plan of the training teams is for the new group of apprentices that joined in July 2016, based in the North West and North East of England, who are also doing well, to catch up academically, allowing the second year of the apprenticeship to be undertaken in unison with the Scottish team.
Eddie McGuiness, Operations Manager for Scotland, who worked with UTC to set up the scheme, comments “The three stage 2 Multi Utility Apprentices have just received their City & Guilds certificates which is a nationally recognised industry certification approving them as Gas Service Layers (NCO2S). I’m extremely pleased with the speed and commitment with which all four apprentices have been working so far, and see this as a major stepping stone toward completion of their training.
“We are continuing to work closely with the course providers at UCT, who’s training facility in Manchester has proved vital for the team to be able to apply skills when back on customer sites.”
The next twelve months will see the continuation of classroom based learning combined with on-site training, supervised by experienced Energetics colleagues appointed as mentors to the apprentices. In particular, the team are looking forward to their plant training which will be expected to take place in January 2017.
Energetics staff joined millions of other across the UK on Friday 18th November to fundraise for Children in Need.
At our Head Office in Glasgow, there was the traditional bake sale where our talented staff baked some delicious treats which were enjoyed by all. The HR team provided prizes for the raffle and staff were fined for not wearing anything yellow. And as yellow doesn’t seem to be a popular choice when it comes to items of clothing a lot of staff were fined, although the Scotland away strip did come in handy for a few!
The team at Bristol also joined in with the fundraising, supporting Pudsey by painting nails yellow and spotty and by participating with the online Children in Need ‘guess the spots’ game.
Cakes are still being sold at Head Office today, but the grand total raised for Pudsey by Energetics so far is £354.
A huge thank you to all staff for participating and for raising lots of pennies for Pudsey!
Brake, the road safety charity, coordinate Road Safety Week which focuses on a different theme each year, and for 2016 they’re asking people in the UK to make the ‘Brake Pledge’.
This pledge is important to us at Energetics, especially as many of our staff travel to work, or travel as part of their job and work related accident statistics are so high. Particularly, our Operational Site Staff, who travel every day, and as they are on new development sites some roads aren’t even formed yet, so it is essential to take extra care, and be fully aware of how to stay as safe as possible.
UK roads can be dangerous, where hundreds of deaths and serious injuries take place every week, so we understand the importance of ensuring everyone at Energetics are safe and aware of best practices. In 2014, 547 people were killed, 5,168 seriously injured and more than 44,000 slightly injured in collisions involving a driver or rider driving for work.
Brake’s vision is a world where streets are safe for everyone to use freely, something they are aiming to achieve if everyone pledges to be;
There are so many small elements of driving that everyone could improve on to reduce accidents and fatalities, such as booking in for regular eye tests - road crashes caused by poor driver vision are estimated to cause 2,900 casualties in the UK per year.
Quality, Safety & Environmental Manager, Martin Burke comments: “Road safety is of great importance to Energetics, particularly when travelling across the country is a regular activity for many members of staff. By signing the Brake Pledge this Road Safety Week, we can contribute to making our roads a safer place, and encourage everyone to do so.”
It’s Alcohol Awareness Week, and at Energetics, we understand the importance of being aware of the effects and consequences of alcohol, particularly in the workplace.
In January 2016, the guidance around recommended limits
of alcohol was updated, meaning that the limits for both men and women are the same – no more than 14 units per week.
When it comes to alcohol in the workplace, when misused, it can lead to reduced productivity, taking time off work, and more dangerously; accidents at work. This is particularly relevant for those working in the construction industry and similar fields, as the risk of accidents is significantly increased. A raised blood alcohol level jeopardises both efficiency and safety by increasing the likelihood of accident proneness, mistakes, and errors of judgement. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated that up to 40% of accidents at work involve or are related to alcohol use.
That is why it is of utmost importance to Energetics that we have an alcohol policy in place, including matters such as how we expect employees to limit their drinking, and how problem drinking will be recognised and help offered. A part of this policy can include alcohol testing, and many would be surprised to learn how easily you can be over the limit. Some foods and drinks contain traces of alcohol without you even realising, such as sugarless chewing gums, fermented fizzy drinks and even ripe fruit, which could unknowingly tip you over the limit should you have had a drink previously.
Don’t forget, for those of you based in Scotland, the alcohol limit for drivers is different than the rest of the UK - in December 2014 the limit was reduced to 50 milligrams of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of blood.
Quality, Safety & Environmental Manager, Martin Burke comments: “Alcohol awareness in the workplace is essential for the health and safety of our employees, particularly out on site. The HSE team is on hand for all staff to turn to with any alcohol related issues, and with our policy in place, every week is alcohol awareness week at Energetics.”
Learn more about Alcohol Awareness Week and how you can put policies into practice at work, or get involved using the hashtag #AAW2016 on Twitter
The Guardian and other major publications have commented on the construction sector beginning to strive again after slowing down following the EU referendum earlier this year, and Energetics are continuing to see the benefits of this, with this month’s article focussing on our presence across southern England.
During September, our Bristol and Slough based teams won projects for housing customers for over 500 plots, whilst also being appointed to a number of Industrial & Commercial, and Mixed Use (Residential and Commercial) developments.
This is good news for Energetics as we continue to make ourselves known further down the country from our Scottish beginnings over a decade ago to opening a permanent office and depot presence in both the South East and South West in early 2015. It’s only been 18 months but the traditional methods sought by constructions firms to source their utility connections from regional DNOs and regional GTs and Water companies, are beginning to realise the benefits of using multi utility providers like Energetics such as faster decisions, less red tape, and more flexibility towards budgeting.
We’ll be reporting on our project wins across other regions over the coming months, emphasising Energetics’ reputation as experts in multi utility design and build solutions for the UK construction industry.