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HV Substation Engineer - 12 roles available

National Grid
East Anglia
£43,010 to £50,000 pa + Benefits
Closing date
18 Dec 2022

Job Details

Choose one of the most important jobs in UK engineering.

We’re driving the move to Net Zero. One of the key milestones on our journey is the delivery of 50GW of offshore wind by 2030. We’re looking for 12 talented engineers to help us do this. 

You’ll join an Industry leading, individually tailored and intense training programme to take you through our safety authorisations. Our engineers are at the heart of what we do, at National Grid we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. We aim to empower everyone to take control and influence their career and will provide the right support along the way so you can succeed.

Once you have the necessary safety authorisations in place you’ll progress to becoming a Substation Engineer in our East Anglia region. You’ll lead on various projects within high voltage electricity substations, supervising team members, sharing your knowledge and expertise to ensure completion of maintenance, refurbishment or replacement works on a variety of plant and equipment including circuit breakers, transformers and protection systems. 

Your development and training will continue, you will be surrounded by a fantastic team of experienced and professional Engineers that will support your development and progression every step of the way, with the aim of becoming a Commissioning Engineer, and eventually an Advanced Commissioning Engineer. 

What are the requirements?
Your minimum qualification is a Level 3 in Electrical Engineering. You are experienced and technically proficient in power systems theory; our tailored training programmes will be adapted to suit your level of experience. Substation experience would be desirable but not essential. You have a driving licence that permits you to drive in the UK. You'll have the ability to train at our Innovation Centre in Deeside, Flintshire and be available for standby rota providing reactive call outs.

Where are the East Anglia Locations?
Essex - Braintree, Coryton South, Rayleigh, Tilbury
Suffolk – Ipswich, Bramford, Sizewell
Cambridge – Burwell
Norfolk - Necton, Norwich, Walpole
Lincolnshire - Spalding

Selection Process 
Stage 1 – Application (November) 
Stage 2 – Telephone Interviews (December) 
Stage 3 – F2F interview on-site (December)  
Stage 4 – Feedback or Offers (December) 
Stage 5 – Background checks

Start dates - February/March 

Pay and Benefits

Substation Engineer £43,010 to £50,000 pa + Benefits + Paid Overtime + Standby Allowance + Company car.
Commissioning Engineers – up to £56,979 pa + Benefits + Paid Overtime + Standby Allowance + Company car – you must have held a HV Commissioning Authorisation.
•    37 Hours per week Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm.
•    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.

What to do next?
Apply now for immediate consideration. Not ready to apply yet or have some questions first? Please call Rob to discuss in confidence on 07977056697 or you can email


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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