Electrical Technician


Duxford, GB, CB22 4RT

Division:  East 3
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  35769
Job Category:  Gas Transmission
Job Function:  Gas Maintenance and Construction

Electrical Technician - Duxford, Cambridge - Up to £42,000 plus overtime/standby allowance

Gas goes in, gas comes out. Sounds simple, right? But you know it isn't. 


As a skilled technician, you’ll help protect and maintain the high-pressure systems in our compressor stations. These stations are the engines that power long-distance gas pipelines across the National Transmission System. 


Working with our Operations Team, you’ll cover a patch around the Cambridge area to take on the installation, inspection, commissioning, operation, repair and maintenance of various equipment. You’ll act as incident controller and site main controller and oversee and inspect work carried out by others. 


You’ll also issue permission documents, formulate isolations and support with the construction and commissioning of new assets on the system. 


You’ll have previously completed an apprenticeship (or other recognised training scheme) and hold a BTEC National Certificate (or equivalent City & Guilds NVQ/SVQ Level 3) in an Electrical discipline. 


You’ll have operated, controlled and undertaken work within Safe Systems of Work. You’ll also have experience in undertaking maintenance, fault diagnosis and rectification work within the oil and gas (or similar) industry.  We work in hazardous areas, so knowledge of health and safety is key.


You’ll be covering different sites across your patch, so expect some travel. 

If this feels like you, take a peek at the perks below:


  • A basic salary of up to £42,000, dependent on experience and capability
  • Premium rate overtime/standby allowance up to £15,000
  • Welcome bonus or relocation support may be available
  • Access to a liveried vehicle (including fuel) to use from home to work and business mileage
  • A bonus paid on personal and company performance
  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing to 26 after 2 years employment) plus statutory holidays – option to buy extra holiday days
  • A pension scheme where we double match your contribution (maximum Company contribution of 12%)
  • Paid expenses for any business travel and accommodation
  • A flexible benefit scheme where you can opt into a whole host of lifestyle options
  • Access to employee support, care, and assistance helplines

In March 2022, National Grid agreed to sell a 60% majority stake in National Grid Gas plc to the consortium comprising Macquarie Asset Management and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. The gas business remains part of the National Grid Group until the sale is completed, and we expect it to become a separate company in the second half of 2022.


This means we are currently in a period of both opportunity and uncertainty. While nobody knows exactly what things will look like in a years’ time, those who join the business now will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of Gas Transmission in the UK.


The closing date is 6th December 2022, although in some cases I’ll close the ad early, so don’t delay.


I’ll respond to every single application.