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Substation Engineer



Division:  Operations
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  7363
Job Category:  Electricity Transmission
Job Function:  Engineering
About the Role

Substation Engineer - Sussex and Romney



You will provide analysis and technical support to ensure the continued safe and reliable construction and maintenance surrounding electrical assets.


You will provide support and assistance to the Team Leader, including dealing with sickness, attendance, discipline, and project delivery performance, you will undertake stand-by and emergency call out duties when required as part of an agreed rota.


You will have the opportunity to take responsibility for the direct control of staff and project expenditure when managing projects, you will monitor, review and progress contracts for unlicensed customers, and for work undertaken by contractors.

About You

ou will have experience of effective planning, resource management, communication and supervisory skills to manage and support large groups of staff to achieve the efficient completion of tasks.  Demonstrating self-reliance when approaching common work-related problems, you will have a minimum of HNC or equivalent in an engineering discipline, preferably electrical engineering (TP141 - TP144 as required).


With qualifications leading to membership of IET or similar professional body, a NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent is required as is a full driving licence


A certificate in Management Studies, would be of advantage

What You'll Get

A competitive salary between £36,300 – £45,900 – dependent on experience. 

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.

About Us

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.


In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.


The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.


Our values and principles


At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.


As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.


We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

Advert Close Date

This advert will close on the 20th September 2019