Lead Gas Engineer

  • Cadent Gas
  • Leicester, UK
  • Jun 16, 2023
Full time Gas Engineer

Job Description

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Leicester

Working hours: 42 hours per week across varied shifts

Base salary: £28,615 to £31,794 depending on experience

Realistic potential earnings up to £46,600, with our colleagues typically averaging £36,100 whilst training, up to £46,600 once qualified depending on overtime, call-out requirements and performance bonuses. It’s even possible to earn more! 

NOTE: This is a fantastic opportunity for qualified gas engineers who want to maximise their earning potential. Your potential earnings will depend on individual overtime and call-out requirements, as well as performance bonuses. In addition, we will be increasing our salaries in July 2023 to keep pace with inflation, guaranteeing a minimum 7.5% rise. If you’re motivated by high earning potential and want to join a dynamic business, we encourage you to apply!




Setting the standards all of our customers will love and others will aspire to


At Cadent we’re excited to be part of the future of UK energy!  We’ve got a clear roadmap that will both drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving their net zero target by 2050.

We’re making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together we’re shaping a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers who we put at the heart of everything we do.



About the Role

As a Lead Gas Engineer in our Emergency Response Team, you’ll mainly work on your own and be the first one on the scene at our customers’ homes, responding to reported gas escapes or carbon monoxide activated alarms. You’ll deal directly with our customers and the emergency services, which could include working shifts & unsociable hours.

You’ll monitor gas readings on programmed escapes and perform medium rise, high rise and gas safety regulation surveys. In addition, you’ll fit cooker safety valves, purge and relights and much more.



What You’ll Bring

No two days will be the same, and we operate throughout the entire year to ensure we are meeting the needs to those who rely on us the most…. our Customers. To operate at our best, we look to employ the best, so we would love to hear from you if you have:

  • CCN1, CESP1 or CMA1 (Mandatory to carry out this role. We will ask for your certificates at interview stage)
  • Previous experience working within a gas environment
  • A good knowledge and experience of gas appliances; testing, purging and the commissioning of pipework
  • The ability to engage with the public to ensure that our customers are always looked after and kept safe
  • An understanding of Standards, Legislation, Codes of Practice and Health and Safety
  • The ability to solve technical issues and think on your feet
  • A full UK driving licence



What’s in it for you       

Here at Cadent, we are committed to supporting our employees to get the best out of themselves. For this role we can offer:

  • Ample opportunity for progression within the business
  • Mentoring and guidance opportunities


We offer a host of benefits to suit your lifestyle and support your wellbeing. These include:

  • 25 days holiday, plus statutory days, and an option to buy too
  • Competitive salary with fantastic career prospects
  • Pension Scheme – double match up to 12%
  • Opportunity to earn bonus
  • Flex Benefits including cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurances and healthcare packages
  • Discounted gym membership
  • My Offers membership card – offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers
  • Support with financial wellbeing
  • Access to our Occupational Health Services including access to Physiotherapy Services
  • Full emergency training to ensure you are operating at your best 
  • Vehicle, tools, equipment, phone & tablet all supplied on your first day



Diversity and Inclusion

Don’t meet every single requirement listed?

Understanding, learning, and celebrating what makes us different, as well as what we have in common, is not only good for us as individuals but also enables us to work better together as one team. Cadent is committed to being an equitable and diverse employer that fosters an inclusive culture for all our employees, therefore, all our employment decisions are assessed based on qualifications, merit, and business need. So, if you’re excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification mentioned, we would still love for you to submit your application – You may just be the right person for this role or other opportunities at Cadent.

As a recognised Disability Confident Employer, we are proud to champion inclusion in the workplace and ensure to provide an environment that is accessible to all and supports individuals throughout their journey with Cadent. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process.

We place great importance on equity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Our employee communities Women in Cadent, Pride at Work (LGBTQ+), Embrace (ethnicity and religion), Thrive! (disability) and the Cadent Military Community can’t wait to welcome you!  



Circle Back Initiative

As an active and proud member of The Circle Back Initiative, we aim to ensure that all candidates receive a response to their application, regardless of the outcome.

We will be receiving applications until the specified date above, though Cadent retains the right to close this vacancy early without prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at your earliest convenience.


Be part of something big. Help shape the future of gas for generations to come.


Primary Location: Leicester

Job: Operations

Organisation: Operations (COO)

Job Posting: 6/12/2023 9:54:21 AM - 6/26/2023 10:59:00 PM