This is a fantastic opportunity to join the National Grid Interconnectors team within National Grid Ventures who are connecting Great Britain to cleaner and cheaper power from mainland Europe.
Our purpose is to make a positive difference every day to the environment, to society and to National Grid by helping to combat climate change, making electricity more affordable and delivering operating profit through our Interconnector businesses, whilst ensuring the United Kingdom meets it net zero climate targets for 2050.
- Carry out craft and maintenance duties.
- Work as a Competent Person under NSL Safety Rules
- Work towards becoming a Senior Authorised Person under NSL Safety Rules and carryout Standby
- duties as part of an 24 / 7 response team for the convertor station. (Interconnectors are 24 / 7 commercial
- businesses and the role will require the successful candidate to be part of an on-call team)
- Control safe operation and the flow of electricity through an Interconnector.
- Reacts to system control alarms to ensure the Interconnector equipment is fully operational
- Undertake training within the UK and abroad as required and provide on the job learning to develop
- themselves and others.
- Utilise asset and work management systems to record volt defects and manage own workload
- Occasional travel to additional converter stations to assist with technical support and outage tasks
What's in it for you?
A competitive salary between £35,000 - £42,088 dependent on capability.
As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a
competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum
company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of 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.
Interconnectors are high voltage cables that are used to connect the electricity systems of neighbouring countries. They allow us to trade excess power, such as renewable energy created by the sun, wind and water, between different countries.
We already have interconnectors linking us to France, Belgium,
Norway and the Netherlands, and each year they power five million homes.
We’re currently working on another interconnector to link us with Denmark, and by 2030, 90% of the energy imported by our interconnectors will be from zero carbon energy sources.