Graduate Transmission Control Engineer, Electricity Transmission

National Grid
£27,500 Bachelors / £28,500 Masters
11 Jan 2019
14 Jan 2019
Skilled Trades
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary:£27,500 Bachelors / £28,500 Masters

End of Placement Location:Warwick

Closing Date:13th January 2019

About You
  • You must have, or be predicted to gain, a 2:2 degree classification or above in the following subject: Electrical Engineering degree.
  • To apply for this role, you must hold a valid full UK car driving licence, or be willing to learn to drive and agree to secure a valid full UK car driving licence at least 3 months before the programme start date.
  • This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires.

About the Role

Our Electricity Transmission (ET) directorate owns and operates the high voltage electricity transmission system across England and Wales, which consists of over 14,000km of circuit (400kV and 275kV), nearly 800 supergrid transformers and 340 substations.

At the heart of the real-time operation of this vast network is the Transmission Network Control Centre (TNCC). The TNCC Control Room operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is responsible for a number of critical activities including facilitating safe access to the network for maintenance and construction, responding to faults, events, alarms and phone calls, and ensuring the safety of our Operations teams in the field.

The TNCC, however, is not just about the Control Room. Working in parallel are the 'day office' teams who are responsible for ensuring detailed plans and resources are in place, facilitating customer connections and changes to the network, providing policy guidance, system and facility support and resilience arrangements, analysing our performance, and setting the strategic direction of the TNCC.

Key Tasks and Areas of Work

The 18-month graduate programme is split over three placements, each lasting six months. Your first placement will be within TNCC, giving you the chance to familiarise yourself with the teams and colleagues you will be working with.

Where you spend your other two placements will be largely up to you and where your interests lie - as well as business need. You will be supported in networking with other business areas to secure projects which will build on your existing skills and teach you new ones, as well as developing your understanding of the wider business and providing value to your chosen team or department.

Examples of other departments within Electricity Transmission you could complete placements in are:
  • Operations
  • Strategy and Performance
  • Engineering and Asset Management
  • Customer Solutions

You could also complete placements in other business areas, such as:
  • Gas Transmission
  • Capital Delivery
  • Regulation
  • Non-Regulated Business (e.g. LNG, Interconnectors)
  • National Grid Ventures

On completion of the graduate programme you could be placed in any of the teams within TNCC, and your permanent post-programme role will depend on business need and availability. We will however do our very best to take your preferences into account; wherever you end up we will provide an exciting and rewarding future in the TNCC.


Join us in the TNCC and you will be part of an organisation with ambitious, world-changing plans for the future, right on the front line of the energy industry. We will help you put your studies into practice - building your foundation of technical knowledge into practical expertise.

You'll work with experts in our field, receive world-class training and be provided with real responsibility, as well as receiving all the perks of being a National Grid employee:

You will be challenged from the start, and you will get out what you put in, but the opportunities are endless and we'll support you every step of the way.

Disabilities and Reasonable Adjustments

If you consider yourself to have a disability, long term health condition and/or require any reasonable adjustments to complete any part of our application process, please make us aware as soon as possible so we can make the relevant adjustments.

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Telephone:01926 654630

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