Electrical Technician (High Voltage)

Electrical Engineer

Minimum B. E. (Electrical)

Not required

The tasks an Electrical Technician (High Voltage) is expected to perform include:

Drawing up specifications and instructions for installation of voltage transformers, overhead or underground cables and related electrical equipment 

Studying work orders to determine the type of service, such as lighting or power for installation

Visiting the site of the proposed installation and drawing a rough sketch of the location

Taking measurements, such as street dimensions, distances to be spanned by wire and cables or spaces available in existing buildings and underground vaults which affect installation and the arrangement of equipment

Estimating the materials, equipment and incidentals needed for installation

Drawing the master sketch showing the relation of the proposed installation to the existing facilities

Drafting other sketches pertaining to wiring connections or cross-sections of underground cables, as required for instructions to the installation crew

Consulting with the Distribution Engineer on difficulties encountered

Drafting sketches to scale

Estimating labour and material costs, using price lists and records of previous projects

Inspecting the completed installation of electrical equipment and related building circuits to verify conformance with specifications

In-depth knowledge of the safety measures to be followed 

Ability to produce and interpret technical designs

Ability to explain design ideas clearly

Knowledge of different types of electrical circuitry and parts, including transformers, circuit-breakers and transmission lines

Knowledge of the technical specifications of installation of voltage transformers, overhead or underground cables and related electrical equipment 

Equipped in using various measuring devices and drafting equipment

Not Applicable

Good communication skills

Attention to detail

Hardworking and persistent



It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 23,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of the Power Industry in India

The Indian power sector is one of the most diversified in the world. Sources for power generation range from commercial ones such as coal, lignite, natural gas, oil, hydro and nuclear power to other viable non-conventional sources such as wind, solar and agriculture and domestic waste. The demand for electricity in the country has been growing at a rapid rate and is expected to grow further in the years to come. In order to meet the increasing requirement of electricity, a massive addition to the installed generating capacity in the country is required. As per the International Energy Agency (IEA) publication on World Energy Statistics 2013, India ranks 5th in electricity production and 110th in the per-capita consumption of electricity. The investment climate is positive in the power sector. Due to the policy of liberalization, the sector has witnessed higher investment flows than envisaged.

The Government of India has identified the power sector as a key sector of focus to promote sustained industrial growth. The government is targeting a capacity addition of around 89 GW under the 12th (2012?17) and around 100 GW under the 13th (2017?22) Five-Year Plan. The expected investment in the power sector during the 12th Plan (2012?17) is US$ 223.9 billion. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand for trained professionals. Therefore, the career of an Electrical Technician (High Voltage) has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Government power companies

Cities and towns across India