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Planning Engineer



Division:  Electricity Management
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  4690
Job Category:  Capital Delivery
Job Function:  Capital Project Delivery
About the role


We currently have vacancies at our National Grid Offices based at Castle Donnington.  This office covers projects in the Central region of the UK, which will require regular travel to construction sites or other Natioanl Grid offices as part of the role.


Our team provide construction planning expertise for our electricity, gas, major projects and security construction projects.


It will be your role to develop and implement efficient end to end programmes, including critical path and total float analysis, earned value management techniques, and leading indicators for risk mitigation to ensure successful delivery of our projects.


You will:

  • Support the Capital Delivery contracts team to consistently evaluate tender returns within procurement guidelines
  • During delivery support the Project Manager to certify that all subsequent contractor programmes are compliant to the NEC and works information
  • Provide the Project Manager with recommendations following month end analysis, which assist key making timely decisions for corrective action
  • Carry out impact assessments of early warnings or change events either from our supply chain or Project Manager
  • Assess and validate supply chain progress during design and attend site during delivery to confirm construction progress
  • Continuously review and improve processes by raising innovative solutions to drive value and establish best practice planning and project controls
About you


  • 3-5 years planning experience preferably in the construction industry
  • Proven experience of using planning tools i.e. Primavera, Microsoft Project or similar
  • Skills in Project Management, Risk Management, Change Management or Cost Management are desirable but not essential
  • Experience in delivery of projects during construction during civils installation
  • Capability to assess change and impact assessment on time risk allowance and forensic analysis
  • Good understanding of written and spoken English is essential
  • It is essential to have a current full UK driving licence
What you'll get


  • A competitive salary between £40,100 - £50,700 dependent on capability
  • Established market supplement of £3,000 per annum – subject to annual review
  • Relocation support available – reviewed on a case by case basis
  • Company car if eligible – must meet requirements
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory days – option available to buy extra holiday days
  • Annual performance bonus of up to 5% of your salary
  • A generous pension scheme where we will double match 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)


You will also have access to a number of other 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.

About us


We are National Grid, and we are at the heart of energy. From heating homes to making sure businesses fire on all cylinders, we’re using our engineering excellence to connect people and the planet. We’re also looking to the future – innovating, inventing, and transforming – to make possible the energy systems of tomorrow. And that’s why there’s never been a more exciting time to join us and help us to make a difference to people’s lives every day.


Capital Delivery deliver major infrastructure projects safely and efficiently. It’s about ensuring that our electricity transmission network is able to connect the energy generated by power stations, wind and solar farms to where it’s needed, whilst our gas transmission network is working effectively.


We bring together all the major digging, tunnelling, excavating, overhead line and cabling work for our large gas and electricity transmission projects. It’s incredibly diverse and challenging construction work – from the creation of new 400kV circuits at the heart of London’s electricity network to the installation of state-of-the-art security to protect our operationally critical sites.

More Information


The closing date for this vacancy is 2nd  September 2019. However, we encourage candidates to submit their applications 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.


National Grid is a registered sponsor under Tier 2 of the Points Based System (PBS). We are only able to consider offering sponsorship of applications that meet the Home Office’s requirements under Tier 2 (General) of the PBS. At an appropriate stage, and after an assessment based on skills and experience, we will consider an applicant’s immigration status together with any working restrictions which may apply where relevant in the context of the role for which they have applied.

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