Power System Engineer - Connections


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Sector Head - Demand & DNO
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  42426
Department:  Electricity Transmission - Non-Operations
Job Function:  Engineering

Become Superpowered - play a key role on the journey to Net Zero


With the journey to Net Zero moving at pace we are looking to recruit a Power System Engineer to join our Customer Connections team to help us deliver the UK’s decarbonisation ambitions.

As a Power System Engineer, you'll lead the design of the electricity transmission system of the future, using your knowledge and skills to identify the right investments to progress.  You'll ensure the integrity of the system is maintained for all infrastructure and connection developments, whilst delivering an affordable network for GB consumers. You'll be responsible for technical policy report writing for internal and external stakeholders' consumption with opportunities to represent National Grid in external technical working groups, seminars and conferences.

As a senior member of our connections team you'll also lead on the coaching and development of the next generation of Power System Engineers within our business.


This role will be based at our Warwick office. We operate a hybrid working approach with around 1-2 days in the office per week. This role may also involve occasional travel to our High Voltage substations with all travel costs fully reimbursed



What you'll need


You will have a Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Physics, ideally leading to membership of the IET or an equivalent engineering institution.

We are looking for individuals who have a demonstrable understanding of the fundamentals of power systems, with analysis experience in one or more of the following areas:


  • AC and DC power flows analysis
  • Voltage and fault level analysis
  • Power system transient stability analysis in Powerfactory and/or other simulation software 


You'll have experience of the application of industry technical standards in analysing and designing power systems, in particular those standards used by National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) in designing the electricity transmission system.  You'll also have experience of working within a customer facing role and be able to demonstrate your understanding of the commercial and regulatory frameworks NGET operate within.


What's in it for you?


A competitive salary between £52,000 – £60,000 – dependent on capability


  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 26) plus eight 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%. Overall 18%.
  • 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 which support health, fitness and wellbeing.


More Information


The role closes on 2nd April 2023 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, 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.