Power Earthing & Lightning Protection Technician

Posting Date:  25-May-2023
City:  Diss

Diss, GB, IP21 4HD

Contract Type:  Permanent
Division:  Green Energy Solutions
Level of experience:  Entry Level

RINA is currently recruiting for a Power Earthing & Lightning Protection Technician to join its office in Diss within the Green Energy Solutions Division


The Earthing Technician works within the Power / Earthing & Lightning Protection Unit and reports to the Head of Earthing & Lightning Protection. The purpose of the role is to support the E&LP team in servicing their client base, providing solutions to earthing & lightning protection projects across diverse sectors. The role will be based at the Diss office in Norfolk and will involve frequent travel to client substation locations UK wide as well as equipment maintenance and site team support functions from the office / workshop.

Job Responsibilities

The successful applicant will develop the skills needed to undertake:

Site Measurements (Approximately 50% of Time):
•    Assisting with site based electrical testing of earthing systems at substations, power stations, renewable energy projects, etc.
•    Site based electrical soil resistivity surveys for new and existing high voltage installations.
•    Recording and dissemination of data gathered on site.
•    Awareness and adherence to RINA and Client H&S rules and procedures.
•    Ability to carry out dynamic quality checking of site data to ensure high standards are maintained.

Equipment Maintenance & Site Work Support Functions:
•    Carry out regular proactive maintenance of site equipment including checking for damage and cleaning.
•    Organise the workshop area and keep tidy.
•    Make repairs to defective site equipment.
•    Organise off-site repair of major defects.
•    Make up new equipment or liaise with manufacturers to achieve this.
•    Arrange calibration of test instrumentation.
•    Coordinate site team PPE orders and manage stock levels.
•    Carry out routine checks on site vehicles and coordinate MOT / servicing, repairs, etc.

Skills / Qualifications required:

Essential Qualifications: 

•    A full, clean, driving license. The successful candidate will be expected to drive company pool vehicles to sites across the UK.

Desirable Qualifications: 

•    Electrical related technical qualification: NVQ, apprenticeship, BTEC, etc.
Essential Skills

•    Able and willing to attend client sites at various locations around the UK to perform physically demanding earth testing work.
•    Willing to stay away from home for short periods, e.g.,2 to 4 nights per week, while carrying out site testing. 
•    The flexibility and disposition to work in a small team.
•    Practical ability to be able to, or develop into, being able to carry out minor repairs via, soldering, crimping, heat shrinking, etc.

Desirable Skills: 

•    Use of standard MS Office software #LI-CB2

With over 4,000 employees and 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide, RINA is a multinational player which provides certification, marine classification, product testing, site supervision and vendor inspection, training and engineering consultancy services across a wide range of sectors. Our business model covers the full process of project development, from concept to completion. The aim is to guarantee a project’s technical, environmental and safety - and sometimes also economic and financial - sustainability.


At RINA, we endeavor to create a work environment where every single person is valued and encouraged to develop new ideas. We provide equal employment opportunities and are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels respected and safe from discrimination or harassment of any kind.