HV Substation Operations Manager (Plymouth area)

  • Job Reference: 31264
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2022
  • Employer: National Grid
  • Website: https://careers.nationalgrid.com
  • Location: Plymouth (PL12 6PU), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £62,000 to £77,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About us


Our Vision is to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future.


National Grid Electricity Transmission is at the heart of energy in the UK - we own and maintain the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales. Every time a phone is plugged in or a switch is turned on we’ve played a part - connecting you to the electricity you need. 


About the role


Hybrid and flexible working ingrained into “Our Culture”, this permanent role offers a mix of site and home working. You’ll travel and work from multiple sites from Exeter to Indian Queens, you must live within 45 minutes’ drive of the main central site in Landulph/Plymouth in order to fulfil this role.


You will lead a large multi-disciplined operational team of up to seven direct reports and a wider team of 15 across six sites. The team are responsible and accountable for asset ownership and technical integrity within the geographical area. You will provide a safe working environment and ensure effective delivery of all work to time, cost & quality.


What's in it for you?


A base salary between £62,000 and £77,000 + performance-based bonus of up to 15%, a company vehicle and we’ll pay for your fuel to get to work. We have a reputation for promoting a healthy work/life balance. If you want to see more of your children, help care for relatives, or simply get to walk your dog every evening then our flexible working arrangements will support you. You’ll have 28 days annual leave + the option to buy or sell holiday days, things such as 26 weeks fully paid parental or adoption leave, and back-up care service are standard. Our double-matched pension contribution scheme means your pension could be worth up to 18% of your salary and you’ll have the option to purchase discounted National Grid shares - our share price has risen over 30% in the past year!* On top of all of this we offer financial support for study and we are committed to your career development.


What you'll need


  • Significant experience in leading a multi-disciplined operational team
  • Experience and understanding of asset management principles/processes associated with HV, LV, mechanical transmission system plant and equipment
  • Demonstrable experience in managing statutory and environmental obligations
  • Effective people management and communication skills
  • Strong commercial acumen and the ability to manage a large team budget
  • Minimum HNC or equivalent in an engineering discipline preferably electrical engineering
  • NEBOSH General Certificate preferred, as well as membership of a relevant professional body
  • Current full UK Driving Licence which allows you to drive in the UK