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Instrumentation Operations Technician

National Grid

National Grid

Peterborough, UK
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Instrumentation Operations Technician


Peterborough, GB, PE6 7HH

Job Type: Full Time
Department: Gas Transmission
Job Function: Gas Maintenance and Construction
Job posting date: 7 Feb 2024

Instrumentation Operations Technician - Peterborough - £39,488 to £46,456 + Company Van

Are you a talented Instrumentation Technician?

As a skilled Instrument technician here at National Gas you will cover key area's to take on the installation, inspection, commissioning, operation, repair and maintenance of various safety, control and measurement, and fire and gas systems, as well as other operational duties onsite.

Once you have settled into your new role and have an understanding of how things operate here, you will also act as site controller to issue permission documents, formulate isolations and support with the construction and commissioning of new assets on the system. You will oversee and inspect work carried out by others, including support of capital project.

This role will help protect and maintain the high-pressure systems in our compressor stations and above ground installations. These stations are the engines that power long-distance gas pipelines across the National Transmission System.

Ideally you would have previously completed an apprenticeship (or other recognised training scheme) and hold a BTEC National Certificate (or equivalent City & Guilds NVQ/SVQ Level 3) in an Instrumentation or Control Systems discipline.

You’ll have operated, controlled and undertaken work within Safe Systems of Work. Ideally you will have worked in heavy industry such as power generation or utilities and have experience in undertaking maintenance, fault diagnosis and rectification work on rotating machinery such as industrial gas turbines or large machinery trains.

We work in hazardous areas, so knowledge of health and safety is key. It would be desirable for you to have knowledge of DSEAR and worked on ATEX Equipment having an in date CompEx certificate, if not, it is something we could consider putting you through.

At National Gas, we really take the time to understand what you want to achieve out of your role and career, that’s why we encourage people to speak about their personalised development plan early on. This might be developing in your existing role, you might even have your sights set on a higher level position, whatever it is we will give you the support and tools needed to succeed.

Because this role works so closely with the UK Critical National Infrastructure it does requires National Security Vetting and for us in particular that means you cannot have a criminal record and in the last 5 years you cannot have been out of the UK for cumulatively 6 months or greater than.

If this feels like you, take a peek at the perks below:

• A basic salary of up to £46,456 dependent on experience and capability
• A bonus based on personal and company performance
• 26 days’ holiday plus statutory holidays – option available to buy extra holiday days
• A pension scheme where we double match your contribution (maximum Company contribution of 12%)
• Paid expenses for any business travel and accommodation
• A flexible benefit scheme where you can opt into a whole host of lifestyle options
• Access to employee support, care, and assistance helplines

National Gas is one organisation, formed of three businesses – National Gas Transmission, National Gas Services and National Gas Metering.

We are proud of our role at the heart of Britain's energy system. Our skilled colleagues bring gas to around 23m homes and over 200,000 businesses, including heavy industries and power stations that keep the lights on, all whilst enabling the transition of our network to hydrogen.

All with the values of Simplicity, Ownership and Progress, and a shared mission to lead a clean energy future for everyone.

We are a flexible working organisation. At National Gas, we are committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve. We celebrate the different experiences our colleagues bring to our organisation, and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

Recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ (2023) today by Great Place to Work® UK! National Gas Metering has officially ranked 53rd among Medium sized organisations on the list, this is in addition to being ranked 33rd UK’s Best Places to Work for Well Being. We have also won gold in recent industry awards.

The closing date is 3rd March, although in some cases I’ll close the ad early.

A member of our talent team will respond to every application.