Power System Engineer - Network Access Planning - ESO

  • Job Reference: 32578
  • Date Posted: 23 June 2022
  • Employer: National Grid ESO
  • Website: https://careers.nationalgrid.com
  • Location: Wokingham (RG41 5BN), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the Role


Great Britain's electricity system is undergoing an ambitious, exciting and vital transformation. Together with industry, we are creating a cleaner, greener system, one that protects the planet and serves generations to come.

The purpose of the Power System Engineer role in Network Access Planning (NAP) is to develop, optimize and deliver the outage plan from 6 years ahead to day ahead to ensure overall system security, and the identification and management of transmission constraint costs. 

You’ll join a growing team of PSE’s and other professionals in NAP, with a team of around 60 currently, with growth expected to a team of around 70. 

This role can be based from Wokingham (preferably) or Warwick, and we continue to offer hybrid working from office and home. We are open to full time and part time applicants, as well as flexible working arrangements. 

Key Accountabilities


•    Work in detailed technical analysis and derivation of system outage plans from 6 years ahead to day ahead to provide access to the electricity transmission system, managing system security and constraint costs. 

•    Quantify the transmission system requirement and risks for locational energy contracts and trades. 

•    Manage changes to system access requirements. 

•    Produce comprehensive operational plans to ENCC to use in real-time, including a daily detailed, secure and cost effective system configuration for enactment, (or equivalent to Delivery teams). Support your manager in ensuring that day to day processes are consistent, efficient and effective. 

•    Maintain effective customer interfaces and deal promptly with interface liaison issues. Represent National Grid ESO at internal and external liaison meetings to discuss operational interface issues and planning co-ordination.

•    Identify solutions proactively to system access issues. Develop strategies to minimise transmission constraint risk and costs.

•    Ensure system security and business risks are minimised during commissioning of assets on the power system.

About You


What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who has:

•    Degree in an Engineering or other numerate discipline, or an HNC combined with a sound understanding of electrical theory, e.g. Diploma in Power System Operation, 

•    Electricity industry experience (or other relevant industry) or completion of an appropriate or related training programme

•    Knowledge of the electricity industry including understanding of how this impacts National Grid ESO. 

•    Knowledge of the principles and practice of power system theory.

What You'll Get


A competitive salary between £40,000 – £60,000 – dependent on capability and entry level

(The ESO have 3 levels available, with further salary progression once in post).

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.


More Information


This role closes on Tuesday 5th July at 23:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary. Interviews will be held w/c July 18th. 

At National Grid ESO, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office. 

We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.