Operations Engineer

  • National Grid
  • West Midlands, UK
  • May 29, 2021
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Job Description

About You

We are looking for someone who...

Has good communication skills - capable of listening and assimilating information across a wide spectrum of sources and to concisely relay to relevant stakeholders.

Can make decisions - has the capability to work within tight timescales and make accurate assessments of multiple interdependent operational activities whilst maintaining high performance.

Technical Experience/Specialist Knowledge Required:

  • Experience of working within operational teams.
  • Sound knowledge of real time NTS system operation.
  • Understanding of legislation and policies/procedures relating to gas safety and system operation.


  • Recognised engineering or technical qualification (degree level or equivalent).

In this role, you will be required to work to a 24/7/265 shift operating regime which will be compensated by a 26% shift allowance. From time to time, you may also be required to rotate on to projects and assignments outside of the shift environment.

It is essential that you hold a full valid driving licence and have a car as occasionally, you may be required to work at other sites.

About the Role

As an Operations Engineer for the Gas National Control Centre (GNCC), you will contribue to the development and implementation of within day and day ahead physical strategies as agreed with the Physical Operations Engineer (POE) to ensure the safe, secure, reliable and efficient operation of the element of the gas transportation network being managed.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Authorise commencement of site works to facilitate delivery of National Transmission System (NTS) maintenance and construction programme and contribute to the effective delivery of complex operations including verification and implementation of associated NRO procedures to delivery.
  • Respond effectively to unplanned grid conditions and plant upsets and implement management strategies as agreed with the POE.
  • Carry out effective real time communication with suppliers, shippers, end users and DNs as required to carry out role responsibilities and implement agreed operational strategies.
  • Operate and monitor the real time performance of the NTS and associated associated plant equipment and respond effectively to issues that arise.
  • Monitor and interrogate NTS alarms and prioritise, action or escalate in line with agreed procedures and the agreed alarm response.
  • Ensure the system is operated safely within designated system integrity limits at all times, such that obligated and contractual Operating Pressures are not breached.
  • Undertake responsibility for real time NTS entry gas quality alarm interrogation and management to ensure GNCC compliance with statutory GS(M)R provisions as remote terminal operator.
  • Adopt physical operating strategies as agreed with the POE and carry out all associated activities in such a way as to minimise impact on the environment.
  • Support the management of the physical response to gas supply emergencies.
  • Achieve and maintain Safety and Technical Competencies (STCs) as appropriate for the role.

What You'll Get

  • A competitive salary between £42,500 - £53,700 dependent on capability
  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 26 days after 2 years employment) plus 8 statutory days - option available to buy extra holiday days
  • Annual performance bonus based on personal and company performance
  • A generous pension scheme where we double match your contribution up to 6% (maximum Company contribution of 12%) of your salary each month i.e. for every £1 you contribute, we'll put another £2 (you can contribute more un-matched if you want to)
  • Paid expenses for any business travel and accommodation
  • You will also have access to several other flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes
  • Access to employee support, care and assistance help lines
  • Access to Employer Matched charity giving

Further Information

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Location: Warwick

Closing Date: Tuesday 1st June 2021

We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

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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.