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

About the Role

As a Senior Mechanical & Electrical Fitter - Refurb & Site Support, you will be required to live within a 1-hour commute of our refurb centre in Enderby, Leicester. You’ll be required to travel nationally for 50% of the time to support Craftsperson’s onsite dependent on the needs of the business. The Senior Mechanical & Electrical Fitter - Refurb & Site Support will ensure the quality assurance of the refurbishment centre’s production processes and carry out routine audits on behalf of the QA department whilst leading a small team of Craftsperson’s and Craft Assistants to install and provide expert technical support to ET operations and contractors on HV assets. You’ll support a busy team and function looking after HV equipment across the network to meet the NARMS plan for T2 and beyond into future regulatory frameworks. When not working on operational sites, you’ll provide refurbishment capability at either DRC/LRC to support the refurbishment plan.

Key Responsibilities:

• Carry out routine Quality Assurance audits on behalf of the QA department

• Carry out duties at the other site when required

• Liaise with Refurbishment/Engineering/Asset Management on development, SOPs and work specs

• Assist in maintaining the quality systems and quality manual in compliance with ISO9001

• Step in for L6 engineers during periods of absence

• Lead a team of Craftsperson’s and Craft Assistant’s

• Develop and guide the staff within the team

• Carry out cross site safety inspections when required

• Maintain SF6 gas handling equipment ensuring accordance with the F gas regulations

• Carry out the installation of refurbished equipment in line with relevant work specifications

• Communicate with team members as well as senior engineers both internal and external

• Check that staff deploying on tasks are fully trained and fully competent to carry out the role

• Assist with the refurbishment of assets in the RCs when not on operational sites

About You

Are you a team player who is customer focused and has strong attention to detail as well as excellent influencing, organisation and problem-solving skills? If so, our Senior 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

• Extensive on the tools mechanical or electrical engineering experience

• Experience of adhering to H&S regulations

• Experience of leading teams

• Experience of project delivery


• ISO9001 Auditor certification

• IOSH or equivalent qualification

• Experience of maintaining HV equipment

What You'll Get

• Competitive salary between £39,000 – £44,000 per annum dependent on capability

• Paid Overtime

• Performance based bonus

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

• 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.

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.