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Mechanical Operations Technician


Broadway, GB, WR12 7NL

Division:  West 2
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  24338
Job Category:  Gas Transmission
Job Function:  Gas Maintenance and Construction

About the Role


We are seeking applicants for the role of Skilled Mechanical Operations Technician.


Based primarily at our Wormington Compressor Station but also covering a number of Above Ground Installations (AGIs) too, you will be part of a team to undertake installation, inspection, commissioning, operation, repair, maintenance and emergency response activities with Terminal, Compressor Station, Pipeline and AGI assets across your geographic zone of the national transmission system (NTS). 


This is a key position in supporting the maintenance of the above-mentioned equipment, which in turn will ensure our high-pressure NTS is protected and maintained to the highest possible standards. 


Key Accountabilities:

  • Undertake safe setting to work for work activities, issuing permission documents and devising isolations in accordance with the safe control of operations procedures contributing to a team culture of safe working and safety compliance. 
  • Maintain accurate site maintenance, asset, operational and safe control of operations records of all work activities and operations undertaken to ensure compliance with relevant policies and regulatory requirements. 
  • Support the construction and commissioning of new assets onto the gas transmission system and other non-load related projects, identify the requirement to replace/upgrade existing plant and equipment, participate in the design of minor modifications, and the provision of technical support within discipline and competencies as required. 
  • Contribute to the development, review and update of emergency, security, safety, operational and environmental plans and procedures to ensure safe and cost-effective operation of plant and equipment. 
  • Undertake the role of incident controller and site main controller during planned and emergency situations in accordance with the on and off-site emergency plans, monitor and control site security operations, and participation in duty standby rota and occasionally shift working arrangements. 
  • Ensure the high-pressure pipeline system is protected, including the monitoring of third party work, aerial sighting response, cathodic protection monitoring, support of the in-line inspection programme, and undertake competent person role associated with routine and low complex non-routine operational procedures. 
  • Oversee and inspect work activities undertaken by contractors and working party members where required to provide assurance that technical and safety compliance standards are being maintained and undertaken. 


About You


We’re looking for a time-served Mechanical Operations Technician who can demonstrate:

  • Effective team working – a safety-conscious individual, allowing you to work as part of a wider team and alone when required to ensure we are working as effectively as possible.  
  • Business awareness – allowing you to analyse the impact of your own, and the wider teams work on other teams and areas of the business. 
  • Customer service – gains an understanding of your customers’ needs and requirements, working proactively in partnership to ensure delivery of consistent and high-quality provision that meets customers needs. 
  • Good communication – having the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders whilst maintaining a proactive and customer-driven outlook within a fast-paced and varied environment. 


Skills & Experience Required:

  • Proven maintenance and operational knowledge and have experience gained within a Mechanical discipline.
  • Experience in undertaking maintenance, fault diagnosis and rectification work within the oil and gas (or other similar process) industry within the relevant discipline. 
  • Undertaken inspection work on equipment installed in hazardous areas. 
  • Operated, controlled and undertaken work within Safe Systems of Work. 
  • Appreciation of systems and equipment associated with other engineering disciplines within the oil and gas (or other similar process) industry. 
  • Understanding of relevant discipline legislative requirements. 
  • Understanding of health and safety legislative requirements. 
  • Operation and control of process plant and equipment. 
  • Possess relevant training certification and/or evidence of competencies to support knowledge and experience. 


It is essential that you are a time served apprentice (or other recognised training scheme) and hold a BTEC National Certificate (or equivalent City & Guilds NVQ/SVQ Level 3) in a Mechanical discipline.


Travel will be expected, allowing you to work on a variety of sites across your geographic zone, therefore it is essential that you hold a valid UK driving licence.


This really is an exceptional opportunity to display, develop and expand your skills within a high-profile company, a well as the chance to take advantage of long-term opportunities in the future as we continue to grow and develop. 


What You'll Get


  • A competitive salary between £34,500 - £39,000 dependent on capability.
  • Salary enhancements are also available if key competency criteria are met.
  • Overtime is available when required. 
  • Emergency standby rota includes additional payments.
  • Access to a liveried vehicle for use from home to work and business mileage.
  • Depending on operational constraints, flexible working hours can be accommodated. 
  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 26 days following 2 years of employment), plus 8 statutory days with the option available to buy extra holidays. 
  • Annual performance bonus of up to 5% of your salary. 
  • A generous pension scheme where we double match your contribution up to 6% (maximum company contribution of 12%) of your salary each month i.e. for every £1 you contribute, we’ll put another £2 (you can contribute more un-matched if you want to). 
  • Paid expenses for any business travel and accommodation. 
  • You will have access to several other flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes. 
  • Access to employee support, care and assistance helplines.
  • Access to Employer Matched charity giving

Further Information


Opportunity Type: Permanent


Location: Wormington, WR12 7NL


Closing Date: Wednesday 27th October 2021

We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.


About Us


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At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.


Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.