The world of crafts at BKW

Our employees devote all their experience and passion to new-builds, conversions and renovations in an array of settings. Our specialists lay the foundations for innovative, sustainable solutions in the fields of energy, buildings and infrastructure.


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The world of carfts at BKW

Our manual roles are not just diverse – they’re critically important; without them, the lights literally wouldn’t turn on in many places. The BKW Group’s manual tradespeople prove their skills at lofty heights, underground, in new-builds, or wherever they’re needed. One thing is for certain: it’s never boring!

Our trades employees make diverse projects a reality, taking on a key and fundamental role. Below, you can see the diverse range of job profiles in which you can help BKW shape living spaces.

Job Profiles

As a Network Electrician, you handle new-builds and conversions, and maintain low- and high-voltage cable installations, overhead lines, cable distribution cabinets, transformer substations and public lighting. You spend a lot of time working outside and ensure that electricity gets from power plants to consumers, keeping them supplied with energy.


You get to play detective and investigate drainage issues. Using remote-controlled cameras, you identify damage and carefully document it. As a specialist in cleaning and emptying drains, you ensure that water from kitchens, bathrooms, toilets and utility rooms flows away smoothly. As a specialist in pipe maintenance, you ensure that Switzerland’s wastewater network has a clean future. In the city or the countryside, indoors or out, your assignments in this future-looking sector are certainly highly diverse.


You create electrical installations for homes, farms, businesses and industry. You are also responsible for the technical maintenance of existing systems, installing connections for electricity, phone lines, internet, radio and TV. For installation work in shell constructions, electrical installers follow technical plans and schemas to the letter. You lay protective piping for line construction and boxes for the assembly of switching and control apparatuses. You are completely on top of demanding building technology and automation controls.


You are responsible for ensuring that buildings have a safe, reliable supply of fully hygienic drinking water and natural gas. In bathrooms, kitchens, for washing machines and elsewhere, you lay all the necessary pipes for water, sewage and gas, including shell constructions. You then install fittings like bathtubs, sinks and shower trays once pipes have been bricked in. You work independently and competently, with an eye to energy efficiency and supporting the environment, coordinating your on-site work with other specialists.


You plan, analyse, manage and coordinate an array of projects and assist with their implementation. You are responsible for the budget and schedule, you monitor the implementation of construction, and you offer support with procurement. You lead and motivate people from an array of specialist areas and hold the threads of all the project tasks together.


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What's important to us

Our employees work in teams, learn from each other and constantly develop. Their activities are as diverse as their surroundings and tools.

Using resources efficiently is important to us. For example: our Group company, Hinni AG, has developed a system for detecting leakage from hydrants. Fixing these leaks minimises costs while also helping to protect the environment.

Health & safety
The safety as well as the physical and mental health of all our employees is a top priority at the BKW Group. We run a diverse programme with a range of services.




Juerg Trittibach has worked as a Fitter in our Group company Arnold AG since 1998; here he describes his day-to-day work.

What we’re currently working on

The profiles of trade professions are changing, along with the required skills. BKW handles a broad spectrum of projects, from traditional assignments to cutting-edge solutions which call for finesse and innovation.


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