Electricity System Restoration Engineer
Electricity System Restoration Engineer
Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA
About the role
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 effective management of our network; the way we operate it, the way we plan it, the way we maintain it and the way we manage risk.
You’ll ensure that NGET has a compliant and robust framework for Electricity System Restoration (ESR) and that an annual compliance programme (including testing and exercises) is in place.
You will perform electrical compliance studies to ensure our restoration plans are optimally configured and can be implemented and tested safely. You’ll maintain, update, and ensure training is embedded for all relevant policies and procedures.
You’ll work with external parties (such as Ofgem and DESNZ), the Electricity System Operator (ESO), and teams across NGET (plus our critical suppliers) to put in place, and then assure, the capabilities required.
This role is based out of our offices in Warwick and can be combined with hybrid working from home.
What you'll need
An excellent engineering-based knowledge of electrical power system operations and equipment and a good understanding of power system protection is essential. You’ll be able to perform network compliance studies using analysis tools, including RMS and EMT type studies.
Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate, influence and challenge across all disciplines and levels within an organisation and a proven track record in developing effective relationships across an organisation, are all essential as are good planning, report writing and metric development skills.
A good understanding of Inverter Based and Grid Forming Technology would be an advantage.
What's in it for you?
A competitive salary of £55,900 – £70,000 per annum
- Annual Performance Based Bonus
- 26 days annual leave, 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 is 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.
This role closes at midnight on 25th February 2024, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if you are excited about this role but your experience or qualifications do not match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.
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.