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Lead Transmission Engineer

Employer
National Grid
Location
England, United Kingdom (Hybrid)
Salary
A salary of £51,130 – £69,870 dependant on capability
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Help lead the design & protection of our transmission system.

Here at National Grid, we own the transmission system in England and Wales. It’s our job to ensure that millions of people receive the electricity they rely on, every single day.

We’re not just keeping the lights on for today but creating cleaner energy for tomorrow. The Government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050 depends on us, and we need the right people to help us achieve it. 

We are seeking Lead Transmission Engineers to provide expertise in Protection and Control, HVDC equipment or FACTS equipment.  This must include knowledge of protection design and relay settings for electricity transmission systems. Stage by stage you will confirm designs from suppliers and contractors, making sure they comply to National Grid standards and thus ensuring a secure, reliable electricity supply with which to drive green energy forward. You will work across a variety of projects, including the connection of offshore and onshore wind farms to the main network, national infrastructure projects and under the sea interconnectors to Europe. 

“Our work might be behind the scenes, but it affects the electricity supply of the whole country.” 
Christine Liu, Lead Transmission Engineer

The role will be a mixture of home and office working, and we have hubs at Leeds, Warwick, Bristol and West Weybridge.

About you

Your primary role is to support us with technical expertise, and you will have an excellent understanding of one or more of the following areas:

  • Power System Protection, including design & settings
  • HVDC
  • Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) equipment

The three main areas you will deal with are: connecting new generators to the grid, replacing existing assets, and contributing to pieces of major infrastructure work. 

You have knowledge and experience of commissioning new equipment onto a transmission system and can write high-level technical documentation.

You’ll be able to interpret and assure technical drawings before authorising them to be commissioned on site and will have an in-depth understanding of the safety implications of equipment design and can spot any inherently unsafe elements. 

What you'll get

  • A salary of £51,130 – £69,870 dependant on capability 
  • £3,000 Market Supplement in addition to your salary
  • Annual Performance Based Bonus 
  • 37-hour week, with Hybrid working model between Home and Office 
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 26 after two years’ service) 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%
  • 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 several 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 a numerous apps which support health, fitness and wellbeing

We have a reputation for promoting a healthy work/life balance. If you want to see more of your children, help care for relatives, or simply get to walk your dog every evening, our flexible, hybrid working arrangements will support you.

More information

National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) is at the heart of energy in the UK. The electricity we provide gets the nation to work, powers schools and brings energy to life. Our energy network connects the nation, so it’s essential that it’s continually evolving, advancing, and improving.

In NGET we are passionate about both operating our network safely and providing highly reliable quality of supply for our customers. At the heart of achieving these outcomes is the effective control and operation of our network.

The closing date for applications is 26th September 2022.

Company

National Grid is at the heart of energy in the UK. The electricity we provide gets the nation to work, powers schools and lights everyone’s way home. Our energy network connects the nation, so it’s essential that it’s continually evolving, advancing and improving. That’s why we need the very best people to join the team.

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