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Engineer (SAP) – Project Delivery, Major Projects

Northern Powergrid
Castleford, Hull, York, Brigg, Hellaby or Scarborough
£44,497 - £60,850
Closing date
20 Aug 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic engineer to join our Major Projects team within our Field Operations Department.

At Northern Powergrid, our vision is to be the best energy company in serving our 3.9 million homes, whilst delivering a sustainable energy solution. As an Engineer Project Delivery you will be responsible for the delivery of construction projects safely, to time, cost and quality. You will also be responsible for all HV and EHV SAP activities required to deliver the project, including customer requested work and fault repairs. .As a dedicated engineer you will be an integral part of achieving this, while always striving to keep our customers power flowing.

Along with a competitive salary of £44,497 - £60,850, we also offer great benefits such as;
• Personal transport provision
• Enrolment into our pension scheme with employer contributions.
• 25 days holiday

We’re excited to hear from candidates with a passion for the industry and a desire to succeed. Apply now and we’ll be in touch!

Key Responsibilities

• Effective site management of resources, including contractors.
• Delivery of Projects to time, cost and quality.
• Lead project safety management and supervision
• Outage and Emergency Return to Service planning to minimize network outage risks during the project

Key Competencies

• Operational experience and authorisations, including the ability to become Senior Authorised to 132kV
• Detailed knowledge of safety procedures, specifically CDM regulations, DSR & OPM
• Ability to undertake plant and equipment commissioning.
• Extensive experience of delivering projects to time, cost and quality
• Ability to plan, control and co-ordinate short to medium term project resources

Qualifications & Attributes

Essential Qualifications and Experience

• HNC in electrical engineering or equivalent.
• Current driving license
• Experience of delivering HV projects
• HV SAP in at least one discipline
• Team working skills
• Detailed knowledge and experience of a UK distribution network and safety rules (DSR/OPM).
• CDM knowledge
• Knowledge and experience of HV power system protection and applications engineering.

Any Technical Adverts must include

Entry-level qualifications for the role are set at Level 4 or above (HNC or equivalent), and must be detailed on the qualification framework for higher education covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as being in a relevant STEM subject for the role.

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Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

• NEBOSH or equivalent formal qualification in safety management
• Experience of delivering EHV projects as an SAP
• Existing UK EHV SAP authorisations in at least once discipline
• NPg SAP authorisations.
• Fluid filled cable experience
• Tower experience
• Experience of CDM and its application
• Knowledge and experience of EHV power system protection and applications engineering.


Please visit our careers website via the Apply button to download an application form and return to us quoting reference number R4619. Please note any applications received without the application form will not be progressed.

Applications are invited from people with appropriate experience and qualifications. Applicants are considered on the basis of their suitability for the post irrespective of sex, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, race, age, disability, religion or belief and pregnancy and maternity. Northern Powergrid recruits on ability and ability alone



Powering our Lives...

We're the people who manage the electricity network that powers everyday life for more than 8 million people across 3.9 million homes and businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Put simply, we make sure the electricity you buy from your chosen energy supplier gets to you safely, whenever you need it. And, if your power ever gets interrupted, for whatever reason, be it severe weather or emergency maintenance, we’ll be there to fix it - giving 100% day and night, rain and shine, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Delivering safe, reliable electricity is at the heart of what we do and we're proud to play an essential role in powering everyday life for the customers, homes, businesses and economies we serve.

In an evolving energy industry, we also have a key role in creating and managing future energy systems that increasingly interact with our customers and smart and low carbon technologies.  That why we're innovating and investing today so we're ready for the demands of tomorrow.

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