Graduate Substations Management Engineer, Electricity Transmission

National Grid
£27,500 Bachelors / £28,500 Masters
11 Jan 2019
14 Jan 2019
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: STEM 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

You will be part of the most advanced, responsible and visible team in the field, who are accountable for maintaining and extending the assets that form the back bone of the nation's electricity grid.

You will be part of a team determining policies and processes for managing National Grid's substation sites. These policies will relate to one or more of the 'safe systems of work', legal Occupier's duties, security and resilience/emergency planning. You will be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the policies and procedures allocated to you. Examples include: site emergency action procedures; processes for complying with new health and safety legislation; and development of site security systems.

Key Tasks and Areas of Work

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Establishing, reviewing and maintaining an allocated set of policies and operating procedures that, when followed, will ensure substation sites are secure, safe and resilient. You will be accountable for the completeness and adequacy of the policies and procedures allocated to you, so this job carries career-enhancing responsibility.
  • Liaison with asset engineering experts (deep specialists in specific disciplines) - to understand potential risks and solutions.
  • Communication of allocated policies and procedures to operational managers and teams, other electricity industry companies, and contractors.
  • Liaison with National Grid's training Academy - to ensure allocated policies are understood by them and trained correctly.
  • Liaison with Assurance functions to ensure relevant learning from assurance audits is incorporated into policy.


You will gain knowledge and experience of the management of complex industrial installations, and exposure to the front-line engineering and management challenges of running a major infrastructure business.

Success will be founded on technical engineering knowledge gained through degree qualifications, but you will develop the ability to research problems across a range of disciplines, evaluate solutions and then implement them across several hundred sites nationally.

Technical appreciation is the foundation for this, but it will broaden experience and develop the wider skills needed to 'get things done' across an organisation.

You will influence the safety of some 1100 people routinely working on National Grid substations, and materially affect the resilience of a key part of our national infrastructure.

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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