Assurance Engineer

  • Job Reference: 18131
  • Date Posted: 18 February 2021
  • Employer: UK Resourcing
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  • Location: North West or South East (N/A), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role

As Safety, Health, Environment and Resilience (SHER) Assurance Engineer you will work within our central Tier 2 Assurance team, responsible for the development and delivery of SHER assurance activities to ensure compliance with both regulatory and National Grid standards, focusing on National Grid substation sites and associated Overhead Line routes in England and Wales. 

You will also support the Operations businesses in a range of activities to enhance their 1st line SHER management arrangements through the provision of expert advice, development of improvement initiatives and facilitation of effective communication and the sharing of best practice.  

Working with the Assurance Manager, you will be responsible for Planning and delivering a programme of SHER assurance across the Operations portfolio. You will deliver assigned audits to time, quality and ethical standards, proactively looking for areas of improvement during the audit process and providing value adding and insightful recommendations that address control and process opportunities and issues.

Providing compliance and controls advice outside of assurance delivery activities whilst maintaining independence, you will develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with key stakeholders and maintain a thorough knowledge of the business and regulatory environment.

Promoting shared learning across the organisation, leading regular planning and risk review meetings with assigned stakeholders to share themes from audits and other assurance activity, you will assist in the implementation of the SHER strategy for the business, that drives a positive culture and conducive working environment.  

We are recruiting 2 peripatetic roles, one based in and covering in the North West, and another for London and the South East.   Travel to sites will be required and a job requirement car will be provided.


About You


With an Engineering background and a sound understanding of High voltage substations and Overhead lines/cable systems, encompassing electrical, mechanical, civil and telecoms engineering disciplines, you will be a strong communicator, able to establish relationships with, and influence people at all levels of the organisation.


You will have a relevant technical/professional health and safety qualification through Degree, NEBOSH Diploma, NVQ 5/6 or equivalent, with membership of a relevant professional institution (e.g. IOSH, IEMA) or the experience to apply for membership and registration or equivalent being desirable.

You will also have knowledge of current auditing practice to support and deliver an audit service, including quality report writing.


With proven experience of working within a corporate environment in either utilities or energy industries, you will be able to demonstrate your personal contribution to the development and implementation of SHE management systems. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the confidence and courage to challenge behaviours and issues and possess an expert knowledge of audit delivery.


You will have a strong understanding of the function of substations, and circuits in the operation of the power system, the asset types found in them, and the risks and consequences on site of asset failure, coupled with experience in supporting, influencing and coaching staff ensuring a competent and compliant workforce.


You will have a minimum of HNC in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, and a NEBOSH Diploma, NVQ 5/6 or equivalent.  You must also have a full driving licence.

What You'll Get


A competitive salary between £48,300 – £55,000 – 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.

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.


More Information


This role closes on 11th March 2021 however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.