Approved Electrician

  • FT Perm
  • Sheffield
  • Salary: £30,000-40,000 DOE
  • Hours: 48 Hours per week

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Business on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position.

Reports to: M&E Operations Manager


Job Purpose: Approved Electricians must possess particular practical, productive and electrical engineering skills with adequate technical supervisory knowledge so as to be able to work on their own proficiently and carry out electrical installation work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner; be able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials; be able to accept responsibility for the proper completion of jobs and, if required, supervise other operatives. They must also have a thorough working knowledge of the National Working Rules for the Electrical Contracting Industry, of the current IET Wiring Regulations for Electrical Installations, The Electricity Safety, Quality & Continuity Regulations as amended (so far as they deal with consumers’ installations), the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and of any Regulations dealing with consumers’ installations which may be issued, relevant statutory and British standards and Codes of Practice, and of the Construction Industry Safety Regulations.


Dimensions: The Approved Electrician would be expected to have the ability to efficiently design, install and verify a wide range of electrical installations in the most efficient and economical manner. They will be capable of running projects, setting out good systems of working from drawings and specifications. They will also have an extremely good understanding of the requirements of BS 7671.



  • Diagnose and repair electrical problems in commercial and domestic electrical systems, including fault-finding, rewiring, and monitoring.
  • Assess the parts needed for a job and place orders for those parts.
  • Conduct routine maintenance and testing on commercial and domestic electrical systems, and ensure installations are to manufacturer standards, including in fire alarms and security systems.
  • Rewire faulty electrical systems, such as lighting, heating systems, and alarms.
  • Ensure good quality workmanship which upholds company standards, complies with building codes, and follows safety requirements.
  • Work alone to find and present faults and concerns in electrical systems without receiving explicit direction.
  • Provide exceptional customer service and answer any customer questions.
  • Install electrical systems to 18th edition wiring regulations, including installing heating, and cooling systems.
  • Provide professional assessments and advice for customers.
  • To be competent to carry out all electrical works required, including inspection and testing.
  • To demonstrate team leader skills within their own team.
  • To work to site health and safety requirements.
  • To have relevant site experience.
  • To be able to communicate at all levels.


Special Features:

  • OOH and weekend work may be involved.
  • Overnight and European Travel may be involved.



  • Work as part of a team



  • Completed recognised electrical apprenticeship.
  • Must have had two years’ experience working as an Electrician subsequent to the satisfactory completion of electrician status.
  • Must have demonstrated competence in Inspection and Testing.
  • Gained Level 3 NVQ in Electrotechnical Services or Level 3 NVQ diploma in Installing Electrotechnical systems and equipment or the Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification (Installation) Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Completed assessment of occupational competence (the AM2).
  • Possess working knowledge of IEE regulations, City & Guilds 2360 and 2382 qualifications.
  • Gained City and Guilds 2391 Inspection, Testing and Certification Level 3.
  • Successfully completed the following training:
    • ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment.
    • Asbestos Awareness.
    • COSHH Awareness.
    • Manual Handling Awareness.
    • Working at Height Awareness.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with NICEIC requirements.


Personal Attributes:

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Methodical and logical approach.
  • Able to plan personal and working time effectively.
  • Able to work unsupervised and manage their own time effectively.
  • Able to work as an individual or within the team.


Hours of Work:

48 Hours per Week comprising of:

  • Monday to Thursday 0700 to 1730
  • Friday 0700 to 1530
  • 20-minute break at 1000
  • 40-minute lunch break at 1300

The work schedule above is guidance only.

The employer reserves the right to increase or reduce hours of work subject to the company’s needs.


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