Future Grid Senior Engineer GTO

  • Job Reference: 17109
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2021
  • Employer: UK Resourcing
  • Website: https://careers.nationalgrid.com
  • Location: Cumbria/Warwick (CV34 6DA), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £42,500 to £53,700
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The FutureGrid Programme


To achieve our commitment to reaching net zero by 2050, we need to consider how we can deliver low carbon energy reliably and safely to all consumers.


One route we are exploring is through our FutureGrid programme. FutureGrid aims to demonstrate how we can re-purpose our existing National gas transmission system to enable it to transport hydrogen. We will do this by building an offline hydrogen test facility at DNV-GL’s research facility at Spadeadam in Cumbria.


Click here to read more about the FutureGrid programme or click here to watch our video.


National Grid are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from a range of diverse experience and background. Where possible, we work in a flexible manner to maintain a positive home life balance. 


About the Role


We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Engineer (GTO) to join National Grid Gas to work on the FutureGrid Programme. 


As the FutureGrid Senior Engineer for GTO, you will provide specialist technical capability in developing, evaluating and delivery of engineering and asset solutions for the FutureGrid facility and roll this range of technologies and disciplines associated across the UK transmission system to enable to the transmission of Hydrogen and meet legislative requirements and company objectives. 


In this role, you will focus on asset systems and physical aspects of the FutureGrid facility including mechanical, corrosion, civil, integrity, pipelines and AGI’s, environmental engineering and safety engineering. 


To view/download a copy of the full role outline, including the full list of key capabilities, please click here.


About You


We’re looking for someone who has knowledge/experience in:

  • Operational or technical asset management in gas transmission or petrochemical environments; 
  • Technical issues management;
  • Financial management;
  • Policy and specification drafting;
  • Asset engineering technical disciplines;
  • National Grid gas transmission plant and equipment;
  • National Grid gas safety management systems.


You will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Negotiate and influence;
  • Develop working relationships quickly and effectively across all levels of the organisation;
  • Think logically and demonstrate numerical proficiency;
  • Solve problems, analysing information, enabling you to proactively identify and assess root causes to problems and adopt a rational approach to eliminate cause issues;
  • Effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) including making persuasive presentations to small audiences.


It is essential that you hold a full UK driving licence. It is essential that you have minimum of degree level education in an engineering, scientific or numerical field although relevant experience, aptitude and/or training/qualifications will be considered.  


What You'll Get


A competitive salary between £42,500-£53,700 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.


Further Information


Opportunity Type: 2-year fixed term contract


Location: Spadeadam, Cumbria – however, the successful candidate can be based elsewhere on the basis that they are willing to travel regularly to Spadeadam, Cumbria, including overnight stays (up to 3-4 days a week).


Closing Date: Sunday 24th January 2021

We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.


Expected Start Date: April 2021