Planning Engineer - Year Ahead

  • Job Reference: 55651
  • Date Posted: 3 June 2024
  • Employer: National Grid
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  • Location: Flexible West Midland, East Midlands, East Anglia (UK1), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Unlock your Superpower as a Planning Engineer with National Grid, expand your industry knowledge and play an essential role in developing the electricity transmission network to enable the UK to meet its climate commitments and net zero targets. This role is flexible on location across West Midlands, East Midlands and East Anglia, comes with a company car and hybrid working with a mix of home, office and site.

You’ll join a team who are a passionate, diverse and responsible for building and managing an optimised operational plan (Year ahead) for our site based engineering teams. We do this by ensuring we secure sufficient access to the electricity transmission network and allocating specialist engineering resources to deliver major infrastructure projects, new customer connections and engineering works to make our network safe and reliable to meet our business targets.

The work you’ll plan for is time critical and can change quickly so it's an excellent opportunity for you to innovate, lead, and deliver the required resources at the right time for projects and engineering work requirements for 100 sites across our central region for the year ahead. (West Midlands, East Midlands, down as far as Bedfordshire across to Norfolk and Essex)

Essentially you are the main driver for ensuring substation engineering works go ahead, this also includes national prioritisation of resource shortfalls and movements collaborating with other planners. You’ll organise and chair monthly planning and performance meetings with Zonal Operational Managers to discuss system access (outage), resources and key performance indicators as you’ll be monitoring and reporting on them.  

Pay and Benefits

•    £49,310 to £60,000pa + Benefits Package + Company car + Training and Development + Company car
•    26 days annual leave plus 8 statutory days. 
•    The option to buy additional or sell holiday days. 
•    Generous contributory pension scheme - we will double-match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. Totaling 18%.
•    Financial support to help cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave – relevant to your role. 
•    Access to 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. 
•    Family care benefits including a back-up care service for when your usual care arrangements fall through (six paid days each year as standard with the option to purchase further days). 
•    Access to apps which support health, fitness and wellbeing.

Apply now for immediate consideration.


A minimum level 3 Electrical or Mechanical engineering qualification or the relevant experience in a previous role.

You can demonstrate experience of prioritising and allocating various specialist resource with different skill sets to meet the requirements of multiple resource plans. You’ll be a people person able to work collaboratively with a large number of stakeholders from across the business. Competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages. Asset knowledge for the electricity transmission network is beneficial. A full UK driving licence is required.