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Instrumentation Technician - Kings Lynn Compressor Station


Warwick, WAR, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Operations
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  3816
Job Category:  Gas Transmission
Job Function:  Gas Maintenance and Construction
About the role


We are currently looking a skilled technician to join our operations team, supporting our Kings Lynn Compressor Station.


As an Instrumentation Technician, you’ll  focus on the operation and maintenance of aeroderivative gas turbine machinery trains, centrifugal compressors and associated plant & equipment. Undertaking Instrument maintenance, inspection and repair of the various Instrumentation equipment onsite ranging from Pressure, Temperature, Level, Speed and Vibration.


This position is key to the ensuring the high-pressure pipeline system is protected, as you'll supporting maintainaince all PLC’s, gas quality and flow metering equipment. 

Key Accountabilities


  • Maintenance activities including inspection and repair of various instrumentation equipment
  • Maintain accurate site records of maintenance, asset, operational and safe system of work for all work activities and operations undertaken, to ensure compliance with relevant policies and regulatory requirements
  • Identify the requirement to replace/upgrade existing plant and equipment as well as participating in the design of minor modifications, and the provision of technical support within discipline and competencies as required
  • Undertake site operations, including isolations and the use of our safe system of work
  • Be a part of and support the construction and commissioning of new assets onto the gas transmission system and other non-load related projects in accordance with relevant policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the development, review and update of emergency, security, safety, operational and environmental plans and procedures to ensure safe and cost effective operation of plant and equipment
  • Oversee and inspect work activities undertaken by contractors and working party members where required to provide assurance that technical and safety compliance standards are being maintained and undertaken
  • Ensure that the high pressure pipeline system is protected, including the monitoring of third party work, aerial sighting response and undertaking competent person role associated with routine and low complex non routine operational procedures
About you


We are looking for a Technician, who has a working knowledge of legislative requirements and a proven background within instrumentation. You'll be someone who has had exposure within a maintenance/operations environment.


You’ll be a safety conscious individual allowing you to work as part of a wider team and alone when required to ensure we are working as effectively as possible. Someone who can communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders whilst maintaining a proactive and customer driven outlook within a fast-paced and varied environment.


This really is a exceptional opportunity to display, develop and expand your skills within a high-profile company, as well as the chance to take advantage of long term opportunities in the future as we continue to grow and develop. If you ready to rise to the challenge and responsibility of ensuring the UK gas transmission pipeline system continues to operate in a safe, effective and compliant manner, then this is the role for you!

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.

What you’ll get


A competitive salary between £ 32,868 - £38,668 – dependent on capability alongside a access to a livered vechicle & shift allowances 


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.

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