We're National Grid Electricity Distribution (NGED), the owner and operator behind the electricity distribution systems for the Midlands, the Southwest of England and South Wales. Serving communities of more than 8 million people, our expert teams deliver heat, light and power for homes and businesses, working outdoors with underground cables, overhead lines and substations that operate between 230 and 132,000 volts.
National Grid employs over 29,000 people worldwide. Our vision is to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future and we are doing this in a fast-moving industry with an increasing focus on tackling climate change, exploring new energy sources which are renewable, low carbon, and improve efficiency to meet demand. If this appeals to you too, you could soon work in a supportive, rewarding and friendly environment that empowers everyone to succeed.
We are an equal opportunities employer. Our desire is to bring in more employees from diverse backgrounds to build further on our inclusive culture. We value and celebrate individual difference and we believe that an inclusive culture will help the business grow as a positive, strong and innovative company.
We are seeking to recruit x 2Substation Design Engineers based at our office in Tipton
The Engineering Design (ED) Team prepare electrical, protection/ control, mechanical and civil designs for substations energised at up to 132kV. The team develops selected schemes from a broad engineering brief into a fully specified build package. The team also has responsibility for the preparation, issue and archival of protection relay configurations and settings at up to 132kV. The ED Team handles multiple commissions at any time ranging in capital value from £50k to £10m.
As part of our hybrid working approach and in line with our policy, this role allows you to apply fora mix of office and home working. Hybrid working can only be considered once your initial training is complete and subject to business need.
*Please note the successful candidate may initially be appointed at a lower salary until all relevant courses and training are complete.
Evidence of your qualifications will be required prior to appointment.
If you are offered a position, you will be required to complete and provide a satisfactory basic DBS check that shows any unspent convictions or conditional cautions.
As an equal opportunities employer who is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we celebrate individual difference and are actively bringing in more employees from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture. We anonymise all jobs in our recruitment system, so we can eliminate unconscious bias and be a workplace that reflects the community we serve.
Hiring managers only have access to necessary information after shortlisting has taken place and before interview so they can prepare.
We are seeking to recruit x 2Design Engineer to provide design output in the following areas:-
Physical design of indoor and open-terminal substations (preparation of substation layouts and associated detailed mechanical drawings/ schedules)
Formulation of control/ protection and SCADA schemes for substation projects (preparation of schematics, cable schedules, wiring diagrams and the like, primarily for interfacing items of electrical plant, protection and telecontrol).
Preparation of detailed engineering drawings/ diagrams in an AutoCAD environment
Where candidatesdo not have familiarity with all of the above areas, they would be expected to demonstrate certain core skills in an engineering design environment. Where candidates initially lack particular skills, appointment on a designate basis may be considered. Training and support will be given to assist the appointee to develop into the role where necessary.
Candidates will further be expected to demonstrate customer focus, flexibility, good communication skills and an ability to manage a number of design commissions. Youshould ideally be qualified to a national certificate level or equivalent in an electrical engineering discipline. Ideally you will have experience in preparing and manipulating engineering drawings using computer-aided design tools (e.g. AutoCAD).
The successful candidate will need afull UK driving licence.