Protection and Commissioning Engineer

  • Job Reference: R6407
  • Date Posted: 19 June 2024
  • Employer: Northern Powergrid
  • Location: Multiple Locations - Northeast and Yorkshire
  • Salary: £51,761 to £70,784
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Do you have what it takes to play a key role in shaping the electricity distribution network of the future and be at the heart of achieving net zero?

We are Northern Powergrid, and we are responsible for powering everyday life for 8 million people across the North East, Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire. We are a diverse team, creating a smarter, more flexible electricity distribution network that will enable our region to decarbonise and meet the needs of our customers now, and in the future.

The Field Operations team are responsible for delivering technical solutions and projects to ensure the network develops to a smarter, more flexible network that is central to the region’s journey to net zero.

This is an exciting opportunity at a time of significant and fascinating change within the energy sector, and distribution networks will be at the heart of achieving net zero. As a Protection and Commissioning Engineer, you will be an integral part of achieving this.

What will you do?

•Identify customer requirements and firm up protection commissioning schedules
•Protection commissioning for Customer Connections and Regional Network Construction Projects up to 132kV
•Fault finding and repair on protection and SCADA systems
•Carry out protection maintenance on protection systems
•Maintain and update protection related record including drawings
•Produce protection relay settings

What’s the package?

Along with a competitive salary of £51,761 - £70,784 we also offer great benefits such as:

•Enrolment into our double-matched pension scheme
•25 days holiday (rising with service)
•Car allowance / company car scheme
•Payment of professional fees
•Excellent opportunities for career growth.

We’re excited to hear from candidates with a passion for our company and the industry and a desire to succeed. Apply now and we’ll be in touch.

Does this sound like you?


•Team working is essential in this role to develop and implement new solutions. You will be part of a high-performing team, delivering for our customers
•Confident decision-making skills
•Excellent technical knowledge, including a detailed understanding of protection systems and network design
•Problem solving is a must when faced with the scale and pace of change facing us, no to mention the number of exciting challenges and level of innovation required
•Deliver quality outputs to required deadlines
•Excellent verbal and written skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders from across the business and wider industry


What qualifications and experience should you have?

•Level 5 or 6 (HND, degree, or equivalent) in STEM subject, or a level 4 qualification (e.g., HNC) with at least three years of relevant experience
•Understanding of power system protection design and operation
•Knowledge of electrical distribution equipment
•Full driving licence
•Knowledge of LV, HV and EHV networks.

What next?

Click here to apply if you think you’re right for this fantastic career or any of the others available right now; and we will be in touch.

Key dates:

Closing date for applications:   19 July

If we identify that your skills and experience could be suitable for any other roles that we are currently recruiting for, we will put you forward for these opportunities too.

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Applicants are considered on the basis of their suitability for the post irrespective of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, race, age or disability, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.