HV Fitter (Switchgear)

Contract Type: Full-time

Company: R&B Switchgear Services Ltd

Location: Heywood OL10 2EX, UK

Salary: Competitive

Since 1985, R&B Switchgear Group have provided world-class power engineering solutions to a diverse client base. Specialising in the design, manufacture, installation, and commissioning of LV and HV switchgear and associated assets, we offer turnkey solutions to some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies.

Together, we welcome and celebrate individual differences as we shape the future of power distribution. Join us in our pursuit of becoming the best-in-class provider of power engineering solutions.


We’re looking for a dynamic, solutions focused HV Fitter (Switchgear) to join our site services team, working across the UK and Internationally to carry out the installation, modification, and maintenance of switchgear, transformers and electrical distribution equipment.


Your new role

As a HV Fitter, you’ll be vital to our site services team, handling a range of tasks on substation equipment including installation, maintenance, and fault investigation.

With expertise in HV asset management, you’ll operate across sites in the Northwest and beyond. You’ll help maintain high voltage equipment and perform transformer oil sampling and analysis, adapting quickly to client needs. Following maintenance manuals, you’ll lead field service teams, embodying our safety-focused ethos and promoting a positive workplace culture. Strong communication skills are key, as is a commitment to safety and integrity. Flexibility for national and international travel is essential due to client shutdowns.


Your responsibilities
  • Install, refurbish, maintain, and fault find substation plant and equipment
  • Install control and protection equipment, earthing systems, and outdoor equipment
  • Maintain high voltage equipment and perform transformer oil sampling and analysis
  • Provide technical support to colleagues and customers
  • Ensure timely completion of work, adhering to schedule and budget
  • Prioritise health, safety, environment, and quality practices
  • Fulfil safety roles and mentor less experienced staff
  • Maintain accurate records and lead team efforts
  • Foster strong customer relationships and identify new service opportunities.


Your skills and background
  • A minimum of 4 years in a similar position within the industry or qualified at NVQ Level 3 as a minimum
  • A strong background in Electrical Engineering with a thorough knowledge of switchgear maintenance and installation
  • Experience of working on transmission equipment
  • Competency with Microsoft suites including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Knowledge and experience with retrofitting of LV and HV switchgear is advantageous
  • Strong people skills and experience in managing internal & external relationships
  • Ability to read and interpret technical CAD drawings is required
  • Management capabilities and ability to help develop junior project engineers within the team
  • Full UK Driving License is required


What will you get in return?

As a business we value our people, because it’s our people who set us apart. As a member of our team, you’ll receive a wide range of benefits including;

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual performance-related bonus scheme and pay reviews
  • Bespoke training and career development opportunities including professional qualifications and accreditation
  • R&B is currently trailing a 9-Day Fortnight across the company
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Occupational Health Provider
  • Company wellbeing workshops
  • Access to mental health support and counselling
  • Sick pay scheme for those days you need to rest and recover
  • Auto-enrolment personal pension scheme which is matched by the company
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Commission scheme for engineers generating new enquiries
  • Discretionary 2 week paid sick leave allowance after probation
  • Social committee with calendar of regular social events – all paid for by the business
  • Individual recognition and reward schemes including employee of the year celebration
  • Free Parking

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about R&B, visit our website www.rbswitchgeargroup.com