Substation Supervisory Engineer - Military veterans preferred

National Grid (https:\\
Defense Contracting


  full-time   employee

TN25 6AF
United Kingdom

About Us

We are National Grid, and we are at the heart of energy. From heating homes to making sure businesses fire on all cylinders, we’re using our engineering excellence to connect people and the planet. We’re also looking to the future – innovating, inventing, and transforming – to make possible the energy systems of tomorrow. And that’s why there’s never been a more exciting time to join us and help us to make a difference to people’s lives every day.

Job Purpose

Lead a safety, assurance and performance culture within the field teams providing a safe working environment, ensuring effective delivery of allocated projects. Continuous improvement in productivity and the line management of the Substation staff. Ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of the electricity transmission substation assets for maintenance activities.




Level 7

A competitive salary between £40,000 – £50,000 – dependent on experience

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 10%. 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.

Key Accountabilities

  • Line management and delivering performance of team members. Dealing with sickness management, discipline, performance reviews, and creating a performance driven culture.
  • Lead and manage planned/unplanned maintenance, site routines, and non-outage defects. Ensuring that all work is planned appropriately with the capabilities to complete the work, with staff selected for the work in accordance with National Grid processes and procedures.
  • Lead on embedding the principles of Process and Performance excellence, responsible for the management performance information and reports on performance, assurance and driving best practice sharing.
  • Undertake roles as defined in National Grid’s Safety Rules. Enact the ‘Project Leader’ role in delivery of work packages within level of competence, ensuring productivity, efficiency and utilisation of various work groups by taking responsibility for direct control of staff and project expenditure.
  • Ensure that everyone is set to work in accordance with National Grids processes and procedures, including provision of risk assessments and method statements, outage hubs and that tool box talks take place. Ensure all work is completed, defects recorded, work specifications signed off and assured correct before returning equipment to service
  • Monitor, review and progress work undertaken by contractors, including enacting roles as defined in CDM Regulations.
  • Provide Standby and ensure emergency response readiness is in place. Including provision for Black start capability
  • Undertake a range of duties on plant and equipment as required to a defined standard for maintenance, site delivery of projects, commissioning, complex fault investigation and repair, and condition monitoring.

Knowledge & Experience Required


  • Knowledge and experience of substations work and/or on HV cable systems, encompassing electrical, mechanical and telecoms engineering disciplines. In depth technical knowledge relating to the electrical and safety aspects of substation equipment, together with fault finding expertise and plant analysis.
  • Environmental knowledge and understanding in respect of day-to-day duties, together with proven ability to respond to emergency situations.
  • Application of full SAP duties across a large range of equipment to recognised standards and procedures.
  • Project delivery experience will be required.
  • Provide tier 3 condition monitoring expertise and reviewing of CMS planned maintenance activities supporting the substation team to evaluated and recommend actions to ensure the safe operation of the equipment. Trained and competent Tier 3 analysis.


  • Effective planning, leadership, communication and supervisory skills.
  • Lead large groups of staff and achieve efficient completion of complex tasks and projects.
  • Demonstrate a self-reliance approach to common work related problems, using IS systems to resolve them.
  • Possess an understanding of the company’s performance management process, including personal development, coaching and mentoring of junior team members.


  • Effective management and control of on the job expenditure and of allocated budgets.


  • Minimum HNC or equivalent in an engineering or management discipline, preferably electrical engineering
  • TP144 as required
  • Qualifications leading to membership of IET or similar professional body
  • Senior Authorised Person under National Grid’s Safety Rules
  • NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent
  • Full driving licence
  • Certificate in Management Studies, would be an advantage

Advert Close Date

Sunday 20th January