Location Edinburgh
Discipline: Operatives & Trades
Salary: £27,000
Job ref: 002342
Published: 5 months ago

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Electrician to work alongside our team in Uphall, Edinburgh to work on the refurbishment and fit out of the complete range of Portakabin buildings to the highest possible standards. You will also be involved in aftersales, rectification and problem-solving work.

Role Details

  • Salary: From £27,000
  • Role based: Edinburgh (EH28 8SY)
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annual leave: 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

Role Responsibilities

  • Design and install electrical systems incorporating all types of electrical materials, ensuring that all installations meet current regulations.
  • Ensure compliance relevant Health and Safety practices and all applicable legislation to encourage and maintain zero harm environment and culture.
  • Apply lean principles and techniques to help and contribute to your team delivering and exceeding our KPI targets.
  • Understanding and applying the electrical principles and works associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.
  • As applicable assume responsibility as the qualified supervisor and therefore oversee all testing requirements for the Hire Centre.
  • Conduct fault finding and undertake rectifications of existing systems both on and off site.

Benefits & Opportunities

  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave
  • Contributory Pension including Life Assurance Scheme
  • A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off

There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin. Roughly one third of our roles are filled by internal candidates!

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Specialist and detailed technical expertise
  • Recognised Electrical Apprenticeship Scheme / Indentures (or AM2) & City & Guilds 2360 or NVQ Level 3 electrical installation
  • City & Guilds 2380/2381 (IEE Wiring Regs - 18th Edition) or SJIB Card - Electrician (Must include IEE Wiring Regs 18th Edition)
  • City & Guilds 2395 Inspection, Testing and Certification
  • Ability to establish good relationships with customers and staff, building effective networks
  • Good organisation and planning skills
  • Ability to work in a systematic, methodical and orderly way
  • Full driving license

Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.


About Portakabin


As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.

Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 1,750 people across ten European countries.


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We’re keen to get someone started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.