Maintenance Fitter - Register Your Interest



Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  34564
Job Category:  Electricity Transmission - Operations
Job Function: 

About us


£33,209 to £38,795 including allowance + Benefits package, training and development.

These roles cover various locations throughout England and Wales. Please register your interest and we will contact you if a vacancy arises local to you, as you’ll be required to live within a 30 minute drive of the nearest Substation team.


It’s a great opportunity for a Maintenance Fitter working in one of our Substation Teams and provides:

  • Job Security, substations are a crucial element of electricity supply in this country. 
  • Job satisfaction, working in the Electricity Supply Industry is a very rewarding and fulfilling career. 
  • We’ll keep you local.
  • Challenge you with a diverse workload covering a wide range of asset types, age, technical complexity, and skillsets utilised.
  • Safety Culture, High Voltage Transmission Substations are inherently hazardous environments, National Grid has extremely high safety standards that team members generally find comfortable working to.


You’ll generally be working in a team of 2 to 10 people and be involved with maintenance, refurbishment or replacement work on the UK Transmission System substations. This could be from single asset replacements such as circuit breakers and transformers to maintaining/repairing aging high speed on load tapchangers or complex 400kV circuit breakers. We also work on all kinds of Isolators, Earth Switches, associated ancillary equipment including DC Battery Systems, Air Compressors, Diesel Generators, various Environmental Systems, and more.  



What You'll Need


Some of the key skill areas we look for are, Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Safety Procedures, Working at Height, Lifting Operations, Panel Wiring, and Fault Finding. It is not necessary that a successful candidate requires all of the above skillsets, but a wide breadth of knowledge would be beneficial. Prior knowledge/experience within the electricity supply industry would be beneficial but not a requirement. On job and Formal training will be available for development purposes.


  • A minimum requirement for the role is a Level 3 Apprenticeship in an Engineering Field.
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Can use a computer
  • Substation experienced – Desirable
  • IOSH - Desirable


What You'll Receive


  • A competitive salary from £31,654 to £37,240 per annum + Benefits Package. Plus Seasonal working allowance £1,555 per annum.    
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 26 after two years’ service) plus eight statutory days 
  • The option to buy additional or sell holiday days. 
  • Generous contributory pension scheme - we will double-match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. Overall 18%.
  • Financial support to help cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave – so long as it’s relevant to your role. 
  • Access to flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few. 
  • 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). 
  • Access to apps that support health, fitness and wellbeing.


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.