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National Grid Mechanical & Electrical Fitter - Refurb & Site Support - Doncaster in Doncaster, United Kingdom

About the Role

As a Mechanical & Electrical Fitter - Refurb & Site Support you will be required to live within a 1-hour commute of our refurb centre in Thorpe Marsh, Doncaster. The Mechanical & Electrical Fitter - Refurb & Site Support will assist the Production/Site Support Engineers providing both ET operations staff and contractors working on National Grid’s behalf via instruction and practical assistance with the installation and commissioning of refurbished assets and the ongoing maintenance and fault repair of committee design switchgear, ABCB and SF6 GCB populations. You’ll support the delivery of refurbishment programmes, assist with problem solving and support to the business and participate in assurance and audit related activities for the refurbishment centres ensuring continued operations and maintenance of accreditations. Working away from home when required on faults and refurbs assisting engineers and site staff on substation equipment, travel will be asked in advance and the primary role will be in the workshops. When not out traveling across the network in England and Wales you will be expected to fulfil duties within the production environment of the refurbishment centres working on substation assets within the workshops.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide technical support to ET Operations and contractors on the installation of refurbished assets

• Provide technical support to ET Operations and contractors for ongoing maintenance and fault repair of committee design switchgear, ABCB and GCB

• Ensure SF6 gas handling equipment is maintained/calibrated in accordance with the F gas regulations

• Ensure refurbishment delivery standards are applied and maintained

• Ensure continuous improvement methodologies are adopted

• Participate in corporate audit reviews and external audits to maintain accreditations and operations

• Review refurbishment delivery work specifications to ensure these meet quality and safety standards

• Participate in investigations relating to refurbishment faults and defects

• Participate in refurbishment R&D activities

• Liaise with wider refurbishment, Engineering and Asset Management teams on refurbishment development, SOPs, work specifications and method statement

About You

Are you a team player with a customer and continuous improvement focus as well as problem solving and influencing skills? If so, our Mechanical & Electrical Fitter - Refurb & Site Support vacancy may be for you:


• A full driving licence that permits you to drive in the UK

• Engineering level 3 qualification or an equivalent recognised apprenticeship

• Significant on the tools mechanical or electrical engineering experience

• Experience of adhering to H&S regulations


• Experience of working on substations

• Experience of reading engineering drawings

What You'll Get

• Competitive salary between £35,000 – £39,000 per annum dependent on capability

• Paid Overtime

• Performance based bonus

• 37 Hours per week 06:45 – 15:15 Monday to Thursday & 06:45 – 11:45 Friday

• Enhanced 26 days annual leave plus 8 statutory days and option to buy/sell days

• Generous contributory pension scheme - we will double-match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%

• Professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave financial support

• Flexible benefits including a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few

• Family care benefits including a back-up care service for when your usual care arrangements fall through

• Health, fitness and wellbeing support apps

At National Grid we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. We aim to empower everyone to take control and influence their career and will provide the right support along the way so you can succeed. As a Mechanical & Electrical Fitter - Refurb & Site Support, you will be surrounded by a fantastic team of experienced professionals who will support your development and progression every step of the way. Our tailored training programmes will be adapted to suit your level of experience.

About Us

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Our values and principles

At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.

As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.

We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

DEI Statement

At National Grid, 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.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.