Senior Technician – Street Lighting

Senior Technician – Street Lighting

Derby City Council

Job reference: 000010019

Salary: £34,834 – £37,336 a year

Location: The Council House

Hours: 37 hours a week

Contract Type: Permanent

Derby City Council’s Engineering Team is on the up and you could be part of our story.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented, self-driven professional to work for a forward thinking, award winning and dynamic authority based in the industrial heart of England.

If you are motivated, energized, and focused, have excellent communication skills, you are loyal, a great team worker, happy to take the initiative, always meet deadlines, and can focus on the big picture we’d be excited to hear from you.

Who We Are

Here at Derby City Council, we’re dedicated to delivering nearly 250 first-class services to citizens and businesses in the heart of the Midlands. People are at the centre of all that we do, and we have an outstanding track record of recruiting and developing talented individuals by providing them with varied and fulfilling career opportunities. Find out more about what it’s like to work for us.

What We Offer

You too could be part of something brilliant by becoming a colleague at Derby City Council; in addition to making a difference to the lives of people across the city, you’ll also receive:

• Flexible work/life balance scheme

• Hybrid working

• Modern office environment

• Continued professional development opportunities & career conversations

• 27 days annual leave (rising to 32 days after 5 years’ service), plus bank holidays

• Local Government Pension Scheme

• Team Derby Rewards – retail and leisure discounts

• Tusker Car Benefit Scheme

• Cycle2Work Scheme & free cycle training

• Employee Assistance Programmes & Support

• Access to our Equality Employee Networks – LGBTQ+, Disabled Employee Network & Carers and our Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Employee Support Network

• Support for colleagues who are carers

The Opportunity

In the role of Senior Technician Street Lighting, here’s an example of what you’ll be doing to make an impact:

• Illuminate your career as a Street Lighting Senior Technician and be part of our dynamic asset management team.

• Grab an opportuntiy to shape the street lighting and exterior lighting services in Derby ensuring we meet the present and future needs of the city, in a sustainable and environmental manner.

• We are looking for a suitably qualified electrician who has preferably worked within the Highways Electrical industry, with recent experience in the design, delivery, and management of street lighting projects from feasibility to implementation.

• An extensive working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation relevant to the construction industry and experience of carrying out design and site risk assessments.

• With the ability to provide advice to a range of council and external clients, to ensure public safety and compliance with statutory obligations, relevant codes of practice and the Street Lighting PFI Contract.

About You

To be successful in this role, you’ll ideally have…

• Experience in the preparation of feasibility studies for street lighting projects and other projects where street lighting is involved.

• We are looking for a highly motivated and technically strong Technican who is able to work independently.

• Experience and understanding of relevant standards for a wide range of both street lighting and, exterior lighting applications. This includes lighting schemes for highways (traffic routes, residential roads, new developments), car parks, tunnels, architecture, sports pitches, amenities, and parks.

• Experience using lighting software packages and Computer-Aided Design (AutoCad)

• Ability to provide client supervision of street lighting operations carried out by the PFI service provider or other street lighting contractors on council projects.

• Familiarity with the management and delivery of small schemes and projects with minimal supervision, and contribute to the delivery of major schemes, including the preparation of drawings, documents, and schedules.

• Experience of undertaking testing, inspections, and surveying works and train/supervise more junior staff where required.

• Ability to prepare street lighting reports, inspection reports, assessment reports, method statements, risk assessments, health and safety plans, and health and safety files.

Next Steps

The closing date for this vacancy is at midnight on Friday 12 April 2024. Any applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held: on week commencing 22 April 2024 and will be face-to-face at The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS

Please send CV and covering letter detailing how your qualifications, skills and experience meet the Person Specification and why you think you will be able to successfully fulfil the requirements of the role as described to

Important Information

All employees will normally be appointed to the minimum of the grade for the job.

Before you complete your application, please read our guidance on filling in your application form.

Remember to align your personal statement to the essential criteria in the Person Specification.

Please be aware that where there are colleagues within the organisation who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy, requirements to redeploy to another suitable role will apply and take priority.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We recruit for diversity and value difference. As many of our roles can now be home-based, we are able to offer more opportunities for people who need this facility.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. If you are a disabled person, you have the choice to apply under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme so long as you demonstrate that you meet the essential requirements for the job.

We feel it is essential that we recruit a talented workforce that is as diverse as the community we work for.

Please let us know of any individual requirements or reasonable adjustments you may have during the application, interview, or onboarding process and we’ll do all we can to help. We strongly believe in social understanding of disability and for us it’s all about removing barriers to equality.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy or are having difficulty applying, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01332 640844 (Relay UK – 18001 01332 640 844) or at

Closing date: 12 April 2024.


Job Category: Street Lighting
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Derby
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