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National Grid Operative in Kings Lynn, United Kingdom

About the role

Bringing Energy to Life

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK and our Gas Transmission network reaches across mainland Britain ensuring that gas is transported safely and available on demand to our customers. We’re working hard to create value for people today and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

We are currently looking for a Mechanical Operative to join our operations team, undertaking Mechanical maintenance, inspection and repair of the various Mechanical equipment onsite. As this role is covers the Kings Lynn area you won’t be based out of a site so travel and some overnight stays will be essential!

As an Operative you will:

  • Ensure that emergency, security, safety, operational and environmental plans and procedures are understood, including the onsite and offsite emergency plans. Provide support during planned and emergency situations in accordance with the on and off site emergency plans, monitoring and control of site security operations, and participation in duty standby rota and occasionally shift working arrangements.

  • Proactively support the Operations team in wider initiatives and workload to ensure the overall business objectives are met.

  • Carry out Safe Control of Operations roles for which you are competent and authorised to undertake including Competent Person for low risk activities and Working Party Member for more complex tasks.

Key Accountabilities

  • Deliver maintenance tasks on schedule and to the appropriate standards in accordance with relevant policies and procedures.

  • Work with the Operations Technicians to ensure that the inspection requirements of pressure systems (PSSR) are delivered.

  • Support the Operations Supervisor to ensure that the high-pressure pipeline system is protected, including the monitoring of third party work, aerial sighting response, cathodic protection monitoring, support of the in-line inspection programme and line-walking surveys.

  • Ensure all tasks are carried out safely and in accordance with National Grid procedures.

About You

We are looking for a someone who is:

Task focused : has a structured approach, someone who can understand processes and deliver against a high standard.

Self-motivated: is organised and able to work independently as well as being able to work effectively within a multi-disciplined team.

Adaptable : You’ll make informed decisions when on site and report your findings to stakeholders at various levels to ensure we continue to provide a world class service.

You will be the ‘go to person’ for all things Mechanical, so we are looking for someone who has a background within utilities and has proven mechanical experience. You’ll be joining a committed and dynamic team so having both the ambition and knowledge to drive excellence within this customer focused environment is key!

Knowledge & Experience Required

  • Understanding of the equipment associated with the operation and maintenance of the National Transmission System.

  • Understanding of the Safe Control of Operations procedures and Authorised as Competent Person within SCO/91 for low risk work types and able to undertake role of Working Party Member supporting the Competent Person.

  • Assessed competent against Safety & Technical Competency Framework for role

  • Ability to work without direct supervision including lone working, using training, maintenance manuals and work orders to complete maintenance to Operations requirements.

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.

What You'll Get

A competitive salary between £29,082-34,214– dependent on capability

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

More Information

This role closes on 24th September 2019 however we encourage candidates to submit their applicaiton early and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.