Terminal Engineer - Military veterans preferred

National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)
Defense Contracting


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

About us

National Grid Ventures is home to a diverse portfolio of energy businesses that deliver competitive products and services for a broad range of customers. 

Separate from National Grid’s core regulated businesses, we’re active in competitive markets across the US and UK. Whether it’s the long-distance transport of renewable energy, the storage of liquefied natural gas, or supporting the roll out of smart meters, we’re working hard to make energy reliable, clean and affordable for consumers. 

We’re also building the energy systems of tomorrow – from bringing innovative technology to market that changes the way homes and businesses use energy, to competing for new, large-scale, climate-friendly energy projects.

Job Purpose

To ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of Grain LNG’s assets through the efficient delivery of the operations or maintenance activities in line with the sites COMAH requirements. Deliver effective day-to-day utilisation of resources and prioritisation of work within the tasks and projects allocated.

Monitor and manage: staff and process equipment to safely complete shipping operations, the storage of LNG, gas production to local distribution zone/National Transmission System and LNG export via a road tanker facility.


Level 7

A competitive salary between £40,000 – £50,000 dependent on experience plus a 26% shift allowance.

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

  • To provide engineering technical support to the terminal operations team, including engineering calculations and design checks, and energy and mass balances, in order to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • Be responsible for embedding a culture of Continuous Improvement within a team through the use of Performance Excellence, implementing visual performance management and problem solving techniques.
  • Develop an effective and highly motivated workforce, driving performance excellence, delivering year-on-year cost efficiencies and improvements in productivity and resource utilisation whilst maintaining world-class operational excellence, safety, and customer satisfaction.
  • Work closely with Process, Commercial Operations, Key Stakeholders and Contracting Partners to drive maximum efficiency through the delivery of the annual plan.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the workforce within the relevant area is appropriately trained, competent and has the necessary flexibility to meet current and future workload requirements. Utilising training and plant simulator.
  • Be responsible for ensuring data recording and accuracy is appropriate and complete to support accurate management and regulatory reporting KPI’s.
  • Monitor workforce operational performance to ensure all objectives are met and that problems are anticipated and resolved. Implement Performance Improvement Plans where required.
  • Provide visible and front line engagement with Terminal Engineers, Assistant Terminal Engineers, terminal technicians and key stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for supervision and safe management in monitoring and reviewing the delivery performance of the specified operations or maintenance team, including dealing with sickness, discipline, reviewing performance, and undertaking training activities as required.
  • Monitor workforce (including contractors) within their discipline or plant area ensuring the delivery of maintenance and / or site operations within an engineering discipline or plant area. Ensuring the service they provide is delivered safely, on time, within agreed budgets and to appropriate levels of performance.
  • Ensure that appropriate standby cover and emergency response readiness is in place to meet the requirement of EIMS and act as Incident Controller or bronze command for specific plant areas or in the absence of the management bronze commander. Provide onsite incident supervision and investigation in adherence with National Grid policy and procedures in response to reports requiring escalation
  • Be responsible for the safe and time bound completion of a range of duties on high pressure, cryogenic plant and equipment as required including maintenance, plant operation, site delivery of projects, commissioning, complex fault investigation and repair, to ensure optimum efficiency, cost effectiveness, and safety as appropriate.
  • Be responsible for site safety visits to ensure that setting to work has taken place effectively, with the control documentation (NRO, PTW etc) briefed effectively, that roles and responsibilities are clearly understood and procedures are followed and implemented appropriately.
  • Be proactive in the construction and delivery of the work programme or plant configuration plan with the planning team, then ensure that these are tracked and updated to maintain targets as necessary. Provide input in to the medium to long term planning of work schedules and targets for the terminal.
  • Act as the technical authority in the Management of Change process, or as implementation engineer for Non Routine operations on site.
  • Undertake roles relevant to the specific engineering discipline or plant operation within the site Permit to Work system, either act as Issuing Authority, site controller or Job Owner as appropriate.

Knowledge, Experience and Technical Know How

Essential capability:

  • Supervisory/Interpersonal
    • An excellent communicator, making sure that information is understood by all individuals within and outside the team and able to tackle issues to give satisfactory resolution.  He/she will have the ability to organise and plan work effectively.
    • Effective people management skills are essential for this role.
    • Good Project Management skills including management of risk for delivery of projects to scope, time, cost.
  • Technical
    • Requires a comprehensive understanding of safety and technical issues and procedures relating to all items of cryogenic and high pressure operations and maintenance of hazardous materials within a specific discipline or plant operation.
    • Experience of plant operations via DCS (Honeywell Experian), and or producing training packages using a plant simulator.
    • Technical process and engineering knowledge relating to the safety aspects of a top tier COMAH site and Gas Safety Management regulations.
    • Environmental knowledge in respect of day-to-day duties, together with proven ability to respond to emergency situations.
    • Sound understanding of National Grid’s operational policies, procedures and processes. Or aware of safe working practices and legislation relating to high pressure gas/cryogenics and/or high voltage electricity, including process isolations for intrusive maintenance activities.
    • Understanding of the interaction of site activities on the wider operation of the process system
    • Strong commitment to process, occupational safety and continuous improvements of safety standards. Understands effects of cultural and behavioural safety.
    • Understands implications and interactions of site activities on the wider operation of the process.
  • Financial
    • Effective management and control of on the job expenditure and of allocated budgets



  • Essential: HNC or equivalent in relevant discipline
  • Desirable: Degree in Engineering Discipline


Advert End Date

7th January 2019

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