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Electrical & Mechanical Fitter - Substation - Norfolk & North Suffolk

National Grid

National Grid

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Norwich, UK
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Electrical & Mechanical Fitter - Substation - Norfolk & North Suffolk


Norwich, GB, NR14 8PG GB

Division: CEN North Anglia
Job Type:
Requisition Number: 51978
Department: Electricity Transmission - Operations
Job Function: Electric Maintenance and Construction

About the Role

As an Electrical & Mechanical Fitter - Substation, you will be required to live within Norfolk or North Suffolk as you will join our North Anglia team made up of 6 substations spanning Norfolk and North Suffolk within our Central zone. A formal training programme will be provided for which you may be required to travel to Eakring, Nottingham infrequently and you may have the opportunity to work away within other zones across the UK dependent on the needs of your assigned zone, throughout the year there are some weekend work requirements for which overtime will be paid. The Electrical & Mechanical Fitter - Substation will have the opportunity to take on the responsibility of a wide range of craft duties on Substation plant and equipment, including fault investigation, repair, safe and reliable operation and routine inspections in a cost-effective manner. You’ll typically be working within a team of 2 to 10 people and be involved with maintenance, refurbishment or the replacement of assets on the UK Electricity Transmission System Network. In addition to working on complex High Voltage equipment; you will also work on all kinds of ancillary equipment such as: DC battery systems, air compressors, diesels etc.

Key Responsibilities:

• Undertake craft duties on a wide range of plant and equipment
• Carry out role of ‘General Safety Supervisor’ and ‘Person in Charge’
• Hold appropriate safety documents
• Carry out nominated statutory and mandatory duties subject to competency and training
• Proactively communicate with Project Leader/Line Manager enabling work programmes
• Ensure work programmes are kept on track and budget maintaining target prioritisation
• Proactively work towards eliminating all accidents reporting all near misses
• Adopt safe working practices, risk assessment techniques, method statements and hazards awareness
• Provide mentoring and/or training to less experienced members of the team
• Utilise relevant digital/IT systems including information services, email and paper-based
• Record and access data in an accurate and timely manner

About You

Are you an enthusiastic and independent problem solver who likes getting on with things and who gets immense professional pride from doing a job well? Are you comfortable working alone and unsupervised as well as being able to work in large teams? If so, our Electrical & Mechanical Fitter - Substation vacancy may be for you:


• A full driving licence that permits you to drive in the UK
• Engineering level 3 qualification or an equivalent recognised apprenticeship
• Notable electrical or mechanical engineering on the tools experience
• Experience of working to health & safety standards


• IOSH Working Safely or equivalent
• Experience of working within the electrical industry

What You'll Get

• Competitive salary between £35,000 – £37,000 per annum dependent on capability
• Seasonal Working Allowance £1,705 per annum
• Paid Overtime
• Company van with fuel from home to work
• Performance based bonus
• 37 Hours per week Monday to Friday
• Enhanced 26 days annual leave plus 8 statutory days and option to buy/sell days
• Generous contributory pension scheme - we will double-match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%
• Professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave financial support
• Flexible benefits including 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
• Health, fitness and wellbeing support apps

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. As an Electrical & Mechanical Fitter - Substation, you will work in a fulfilling career where we’ll challenge you with a diverse workload covering a wide range of asset types, age, technical complexity and skillsets utilised. If you’re looking for a hands-on way of helping to achieve net zero, whilst also making sure the lights stay on today, then this could be the job for you.

About Us

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Our values and principles

At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.

As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.

We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

DEI Statement

At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.


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