Transmission Linesmen needed the UK, Visa Sponsorship

Serial No: 147093
Location: England, United Kingdom - View on map

Skills Provision is searching for suitably trained/qualified Overhead Transmission Linesmen for a company in the United Kingdom.

The employing company is a leading service provider of energy networks and infrastructures.

These positions are ‘roaming’ based, meaning the work is not limited to one set location.

If required visa sponsorship is available.

Role: Overhead Transmission Linesmen
Sector: Energy infrastructure / Electricity transmission
Duration: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom




  • Basic rate starts at £19.18 p/h plus additional rate starting at £2.25 p/h applied as per company policy.
  • Basic rate during induction and winter training period.
  • Fixed rate during the stand-by period starting at £66 per day.



  • Overtime available at weekends (9 hours winter months/10 hours summer months).
  • 21 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays.
  • Life insurance.
  • Pension plan.
  • Visa sponsorship for a period of 3 years with a possibility of extension for an additional 2 years, if required.
  • Accommodation allowance as per company policy.
  • The Company will reimburse 50% of the initial one-way economy flight to the UK.


Working Hours

  • Normal business hours are between 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Summer 26 weeks: 10 hours
  • Winter 26 weeks: 9 hours


The Role

As an Overhead Transmission Lines worker duties include:

  • Be able to recognise and control hazards.
  • Maintain safe working practices.
  • General Rigging including carrying out pre-use checks of the work/lifting equipment.
  • Blocking/Clipping-in on both Tension and Suspension (Line) Tower.
  • Safe use of a Spacer Trolley (bicycle/cart).
  • Spacering/de-spacering (new/old spacers installation/removal).
  • Earthing tasks (application of earthing schemes to the OHL conductors).
  • Safe use of a Platform/Ladder/Plader (work on Tension/Suspension/Line tower).
  • Jointing (Socks, stockings, permanent joints).
  • Jumpering.
  • In-situ steelwork replacement.
  • Able to understand and read tower drawings (when assembling/erecting).
  • Install downleads in accordance with diagrams.
  • Operate effectively as part of a team.
  • Work in accordance with Health and Safety standards (by following relevant regulations and policies).
  • Be able to adapt in a changing work environment.



A minimum of 3 years of experience in:

  • Working on HV OHL Transmission Projects.
  • Steel lattice tower Working at Height experience is essential (up to 75m)
  • HV OHL Tension/Stringing.
  • Maintenance work on HV Transmission Lines (lattice towers)
  • Tower Assembling/Erecting using crane, derrick (falcon)

Formal qualifications (relevant) would be desirable.
Puller/Tensioner, Erection or Tractor winch operator would be desirable.
Valid UK car driving license/International driving permit is desirable- If needed conversion assistance will be given.


If applying from outside of the UK applicants will need to meet the Home Office requirements for the Skilled Worker Visa, this includes:

  • Pass the UKVI IELTS/Provide proof of English language proficiency
  • Obtain a clear Tuberculosis test (for certain countries)
  • Clean immigration history


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