Operations Technician

  • Job Reference: 15861
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2021
  • Employer: UK Resourcing
  • Website: https://careers.nationalgrid.com
  • Location: Huntingdon (PE19 5NX), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Be instrumental in shaping the future of Gas Transmission

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK and our Gas Transmission network reaches across mainland Britain ensuring that gas is transported safely and available on demand to our customers. We’re working hard to create value for people today and shape the future of energy tomorrow.


We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

About the Role

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the role of Skilled Electrical Technician at our Huntingdon compressor station.  


Don’t delay, apply today! 


This is a key position in supporting the maintenance on the above-mentioned equipment, which will in turn ensure our high-pressure National Transmission System (NTS) is protected and maintained to the highest possible standards.  

Key Accountabilities 

Maintenance activities including inspection and repair of various Electrical equipment 
Focus on the operation and maintenance of the compressor station which includes aeroderivative gas turbine machinery trains, centrifugal compressors and associated plant & equipment.  
You will be undertaking electrical maintenance (Core Role) and some instrument maintenance 
Maintain accurate site records of maintenance, asset, operational and safe system of work for all work activities and operations undertaken, to ensure compliance with relevant policies and regulatory requirements 
Identify the requirement to replace/upgrade existing plant and equipment as well as participating in the design of minor modifications, and the provision of technical support within discipline and competencies as required 
Undertake site operations, including isolations and the use of our safe system of work 
Be a part of and support the construction and commissioning of new assets onto the gas transmission system and other non-load related projects in accordance with relevant policies and procedures 
Contribute to the development, review and update of emergency, security, safety, operational and environmental plans and procedures to ensure safe and cost effective operation of plant and equipment 
Oversee and inspect work activities undertaken by contractors and working party members where required to provide assurance that technical and safety compliance standards are being maintained and undertaken 
Ensure that the high-pressure pipeline system is protected, including the monitoring of third-party work, aerial sighting response and undertaking the competent person role associated with routine and low complex non-routine operational procedures 
On successful completion of required training you will participate in the Compressor Station emergency standby rota. This will bring additional payment 

About You

We are looking for a someone who is: 

Task focused: has a structured approach, someone who can understand processes and deliver against a high standard. 
Self-motivated: organised and able to work independently as well as being able to work effectively within a multi-disciplined team. 
Adaptable: You’ll make informed decisions when on site and report your findings to both internal and external stakeholders at various levels to ensure we continue to provide a world class service. 

We are looking for a time served electrical technician, who has a working knowledge of legislative requirements and a proven background with electrical equipment. You'll be someone who has had exposure within a maintenance/operations environment. 

You’ll be a safety conscious individual, allowing you to work as part of a wider team and alone when required, to ensure we are working as effectively as possible. Someone who can communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders whilst maintaining a proactive and customer driven outlook within a fast-paced and varied environment.  

This really is an exceptional opportunity to display, develop and expand your skills within a high-profile company, as well as the chance to take advantage of long term opportunities in the future as we continue to grow and develop.  


Time served electrical technician with SVQ/NVQ or equivalent qualification in the electrical discipline 
Educated to minimum of BTEC National Certificate (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline, with relevant maintenance and/or operational experience 
Valid current driving licence  

About us

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, firing up the central heating, keeping the lights on in hospitals to powering industry, our gas and electricity networks put 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 & 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. 

What You'll get

A competitive salary between £33,000 - £39,000 – dependent on capability alongside a access to a livered vehicle & shift allowances.

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. 

Closing Date

Closing date: 08/12/2020 however we may need to close this down earlier so we recommend you apply early

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