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Electricity Transmission Engineer

National Grid
England or Wales
A salary of £45,270 to £56,979 + Benefits Package + Training and Development.
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

Job Details

Join us and get superpowered, keeping the lights on and society moving.

Essentially you are the decision maker on HV equipment repairs and fixes on Substations.

You’ll have the challenge of discovering and fixing problems with equipment that weren’t even considered when the equipment was made, 30 or 40 years ago. You’ll feed into asset management regulatory plans, power projects and resolving complex technical issues.

You’ll be the go-to person and point of contact (POC) for operations teams. Site engineers and technicians will come to you with technical or logistical queries. You are their solution provider - with clear, workable advice that enables them to resolve their issues.

You’ll know about equipment, whether from an operational or supplier manufacturing perspective. For example, you might have installed equipment, given advice, or been involved in commissioning equipment. You’ll be working on a variety of projects, including circuit breaker failure protection, identifying redundant wiring circuitry, writing policies, and working on rewriting transmission procedures and instructions.

What you’ll need

You will have some experience of working on a specific asset types, for example, cables, transformers, switch gear, protection and control, or pressure systems. You will have experience of projects where you’ve been in charge of delivering maintenance or asset replacement, undertaking incident analysis in support of the health of engineering, and recommending performance improvements to specifications.

  • Minimum HNC in a STEM discipline, preferably electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of HV electrical transmission equipment.
  • Proven track record of risk assessing and investigating HV equipment.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong experience of managing multiple stakeholders / Projects.
  • Regulatory & Energy Industry Understanding.

What You'll Get

  • A salary of £45,270 to £56,979 + Benefits Package + Training and Development.
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 26 after two years’ service) plus 8 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 – 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.




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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