Play a practical role in essential green energy
Here at National Grid we’re creating a cleaner, greener energy future, and we’d like to talk to you about being part of it. By 2050 we aim to cut our greenhouse gas emissions down to net zero, making a powerful contribution to the fight against climate change.
We can only do this if our substations are working properly. They might look like an impenetrable mass of cables and concrete, but without them, we cannot move electricity around the country. Neither can we connect energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar farms, to the transmission network.
We have over 300 substations around the UK and many of them are the size of six football pitches. They need a lot of maintenance, which is where our Substation Fitters (also known as Substation Craftspersons) come in. They help fix and maintain substation assets and equipment, helping to ensure a safe and reliable electricity supply. In fact, we cannot achieve net zero without our Substation Fitters, and we are looking to employ more of them.
You’ll generally be in a team of 2 to 10 people and be involved with maintenance, refurbishment or replacement work on the UK Transmission System substations. This could be from single asset replacements such as circuit breakers and transformers to maintaining/repairing aging high speed on load tapchangers or complex 400kV circuit breakers. We also work on all kinds of ancillary equipment, DC battery systems, air compressors, diesels etc.
We have a peripatetic role available covering Derbyshire and Leicestershire areas and you’ll work at five main sites. These sites are spread across the Derbyshire and Leicestershire areas and you will need to reside within 30-45 minutes’ drive of one of these areas to fulfil this role.
“This is a hands-on engineering job that allowed me to progress without a degree.”
Harriet Stone, Former Substation Fitter