Head of Substations and Cables


Kenilworth, GB, CV8 1PH

Division:  Asset Operations
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  47856
Job Function:  Engineering

About the role

Head of Operations - Warwick (hybrid working)


National Grid - Asset Operations, is fully accountable for the performance and management of all assets and site locations on the Electricity Transmission Network (including asset management, asset health, operations, site occupier, maintenance, refurbishment and small capital replacement) and for facilitating and enabling the connection of larger scale new infrastructure and capital works.


We are looking for a Head of Operations to lead a number of large multi-disciplined operational teams across an area, accountable for full asset ownership, a safe working environment, financial controls and ensuring effective utilisation of resources for delivering all aspects of substation delivery. 
You will be part of a team who are dedicated to succeed in getting to Net Zero. 

What you'll be getting up to


Maintain highest levels of safety and sustainability in all activities in Ops across the zone. 
Assure all work delivered and all activities undertaken are executed to the highest level of quality standards in line with relevant procedures and standards 
Meet the legislative requirements of Occupier Duties. 
Provide safe access to the system and commission new assets onto the system safely. 
Deliver all operational tasks, to time and budget ensuring year on year improvements in productivity.
Create a compelling vision of the future and effectively communicate change. 
Ensure emergency planning and preparedness including black start to be complete for each zone.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


What's in it for you?


  • Up to £91,000 plus 20% Annual performance bonus & annual salary benchmarking
  • Full electric company car, or £6k car allowance
  • Double-match pension (for every £1 you put in we put in £2, to a max company contribution of up to 12%)
  • 28 days holiday (plus 8 statutory days, plus the opportunity to buy 5 more annually)
  • Life Insurance: 10 x your basic salary
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Financial support to help cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave – relevant to your role.
  • Family care benefits including a back-up care service for when your usual care arrangements fall through (six paid days each year as standard with the option to purchase further days).

About you

You will be the experience in leading operations in a multi site organisation, preferably within energy, construction or infrastructure. 


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification.At National Grid, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.


About us

National Grid plc is a multinational electricity and gas utility company headquartered in London. It has a market capitalisation of ~£36 billion and is one of the top 25 FTSE companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.

National Grid lies at the heart of a transforming energy system, spanning the UK and the US. Our businesses supply gas and electricity, safely, reliably and efficiently to millions of customers and communities. But we also drive change through engineering innovation and by incubating new ideas with the power to revolutionise our industry.

At National Grid, we share the belief that we need to stand for something beyond profit. We have a responsibility to demonstrate our contribution to society more broadly, whether that’s helping the young people of today to become the energy problem-solvers of tomorrow, supporting our customers to use energy more efficiently, or tackling climate change by targeting net zero for our own emissions by 2050. That’s why our vision is to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future.



More Information

The closing date for this position is Midday, Monday 2nd October

Please ensure your application is submitted before the closing date and that you have availability for the interview date.