Asset Engineer (Mechanical Rotating Equipment)


Rochester, GB, ME3 0AR

Division:  Technical Development and Delivery
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  42864
Department:  National Grid Ventures
Job Function:  Engineering

About the role

Asset Engineer (Mechanical Rotating Equipment) - LNG, Isle of Grain, Kent


For several decades we've connected millions of people to the energy they use and we have done this safely, reliably and efficiently. However, the world has grown, becoming more urban, complex and connected than ever before. So we've changed too. We know we can't stand still or be complacent, so we're planning, innovating and working to remain as vital and relevant as ever before. Join us and help us build the energy systems of tomorrow. Join us and be at the heart of energy.


As an Asset Engineer for Grain LNG in the management of the business unit Mechanical Rotating assets, you'll contribute towards the consolidation, assessment and prioritisation of investment opportunities for all terminal assets / phases.


In this role, you'll ensure the agreed and appropriate level of asset performance is achieved in order to meet the overarching safety, financial and operational objectives of the terminal. You'll drive performance whilst remaining compliant through the development of continuous improvement, innovative decision support tools, systems and associated interventions. You will deploy a system based asset engineering approach in the management of safety and production critical assets with a view to support the terminal in its transition, where appropriately justified, from time based to condition based maintenance strategies.


This role offers a unique opportunity to continuously develop a combination of technical and business skills at a world-class facility in Kent.

Key accountabilities

  • Mitigate operational risks through comprehensive data analysis and asset optimisation.
  • Drive improvement in asset performance and reliability through continuous asset health review and compliance monitoring.
  • Optimise CAPEX and OPEX investments in the Terminal's assets through robust asset governance and planning.
  • Manage asset team projects using appropriate project management tools for planning and controls.

About you

What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who has:


  • Technical competence with a concise understanding of the impact of asset management decisions on operational activities. 
  • Competence in innovation development and delivery, coupled with extensive knowledge of asset management tools, risk management and quantification. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of COMAH and the relation to an Upper Tier COMAH site.
  • An understanding of the external organisations influencing asset management, EU, UK Government, HSE, Ofgem Gas Safe, supplier forums and consumer expectations. 
  • Knowledge of competence, safe control of operations, HSE regulations and current industry standards.
  • Stakeholder management and engagement, strategy and policy development.
  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in Mechanically biased Engineering or demonstrable professional engineering experience in mechanical (rotating equipment) roles.
  • Chartered or developing towards an appropriate professionally recognised status. 

What you'll get

  • A competitive salary of £49,000 – £62,000 – dependent on capability.
  • Established market supplement of £6,000 per annum.
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 26 after two years’ service) plus 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%. 
  • 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

National Grid Ventures is the competitive division of National Grid plc, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. It operates outside of National Grid’s core regulated businesses in the UK and US where it develops, operates and invests in energy projects, technologies and partnerships to accelerate the development of our clean energy future.


National Grid Ventures’ diverse portfolio of flexible, low carbon and renewable energy businesses across the UK, Europe and US includes sub-sea electricity interconnectors, liquefied natural gas, battery storage, wind and solar power.

More information

This role closes on 11 June 2023 at 23:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary. 


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.


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.