Instrumentation Technician


Peterhead, GB, AB42 3EP

Job Type:  Full Time
Department:  Gas Transmission
Job Function:  Gas Maintenance and Construction
Job posting date:  29 May 2024

Instrumentation Technician - St Fergus - £41,265 - £48,547

Are you a multi-skilled problem solver who people can count on? If so, we’re looking for a co-worker like you!

We are looking for an Instrument Technician, you will cover an area to take on the installation, inspection, commissioning, operation, repair and maintenance of various systems within our installations.

Working as part of our Operations Team, you will undertake planned routine maintenance, respond to breakdowns, repair known defects control the issue of permission documents, formulate isolations and support with the construction and commissioning of new assets. You will oversee and inspect work carried out by others, including support of capital projects. 

This role will help protect and maintain the high-pressure systems in our compressor stations and above ground installations. These stations are the engines that power long-distance gas pipelines across the National Transmission System.

You will be covering different sites across your local area, so travel to various site locations is expected, as well as travel to training courses and other business needs.

We recognise we are a niche company, therefore don't worry if you do not meet 100% of the requirements because we know that there is a wealth of transferable skills out there such as experience with PLC's, detection equipment, instrumentation and rotating machinery.

You will have previously completed an apprenticeship (or other recognised training scheme) and hold a BTEC National Certificate (or equivalent City & Guilds NVQ/SVQ Level 3) in an Electrical / Instrumentation / Control Systems or transferable discipline.

You will have worked / be working in industries including but not limited to; FMCG, the broader Utilities, Military or Aviation.

We work in hazardous areas, so knowledge of health and safety is key. It would be desirable for you to have an in date CompEx certificate, if not, it is something we  would expect you to work towards.

At National Gas, we really take the time to understand what you want to achieve out of your role and career, that’s why we encourage people to speak about their personalised development plan early on. This might be developing in your existing role, you might even have your sights set on a higher-level position, whatever it is we will give you the support and tools needed to succeed.

If this feels like you, take a look at our benefits


A basic salary of up to £46,456 dependent on experience and capability
A bonus based on personal and company performance.
26 days’ holiday plus statutory holidays – option available to buy extra holiday days.
A pension scheme where we double match your contribution (maximum Company contribution of 12%)
Paid expenses for any business travel and accommodation.
A flexible benefit scheme where you can opt into a whole host of lifestyle options.
Access to employee support, care, and assistance helplines

About Us

National Gas is leading a clean, reliable and affordable energy future for everyone.  Our skilled colleagues bring gas to 23m homes, and over 500,000 businesses, including heavy industries and power stations that keep Great Britain's lights on.  We fuel growth and innovation, whilst transitioning our network to hydrogen, to play our part in the journey to net zero.