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Specialist - Assurance



Division:  Metering Safety Assurance & Resilience
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  21843
Job Category:  Gas Transmission
Job Function:  Engineering

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Assurance in the South of England who is living within a 50 mile radius of the M25.The role will comes with a company car so you will be required to have a full driving licence.

With over 8 million assets across the UK we take safety and quality seriously, as you can image. That’s why we put so much emphasis on the quality management and testing of those assets, which is where you come in. Planning, implementing and executing the strategies that protect our assets, our customers and our business. Whilst making sure we do this within the agreed budget and in collaboration with our partner businesses.
You will be an experienced gas operative who can recognise and reinforce positive behaviours, provide coaching and support as well as challenge unsafe behaviours and ways of working. It’s likely you will have a background in the gas industry, engineering or assurance. The role is intended to be predominantly based in the South/South East of England.

About You

  • HNC or equivalent operational experience in gas industry and/or asset management supported by relevant training or qualifications 
  • Proven track record of completing on site field audits, providing coaching and feedback to engineers as needed.
  • Technical qualifications, including but not limited to:
    • Gas Safe appropriate ACS qualifications
    • Working towards or Member of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (Engineering Technician level or above)
    • Desirable of having Suitable technical/professional experience working to quality standards e.g. ISO9001
    • Mechanical skills for the activity of any physical testing of assets
    • Previous experience of undertaking technical audits would be an advantage
  • Analytical with the ability to review audit outcomes and identify appropriate corrective actions.
  • Good understanding of the National Grid Metering asset base and relevant configurations, including their associated risks.
  • Safety focussed with the ability to recognize safety critical deficiencies both with the assets and individuals working on site and escalate immediately to the appropriate stakeholders for resolution.
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulations, industry and business specific Technical Policies and procedures. 
  • Hold a Full UK driving licence

What You'll get

A competitive salary of £43,000 - this position also comes with a company car
As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of 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.

Who we are

Here in National Grid Metering we bring energy to life across the UK through our metering products and services, reaching over 8 million domestic and industrial and commercial end-consumers and directly serving our customers, the UK gas energy suppliers. We take seriously our responsibility to exceed our customers’ expectations along with those of our communities and shareholders. To do this takes a special kind of people. People who are adaptive, responsive, learn continually and evolve as our business does.
What we expect from everyone who plays a part in our team is quite straightforward – we call these our qualities:

Our Qualities:

We start and finish with customer in mind: you will exceed the expectations of our customers.
We deliver excellent performance: you will consistently achieve strong results, through being agile and making smart decisions and delivering on your promises.
We will navigate through ambiguity and change: you will look ahead to anticipate problems and use your judgement and insight to influence positive change.
We coach and challenge the team: you help create the environment for the team to deliver and develop, you challenge constructively but hold yourself and the team to account.
We think and act commercially: you always think about the bottom line and ask if what you are doing will add the most value.
These, along with our values of ‘doing the right thing’ and ‘finding a better way’, underpin all that we do.




Closing Date

Closing date 02/08/2021 The closing date for this vacancy may change, therefore, we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. 

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.