Trading Recharge Specialist

Posted 07 Dec 2022

Western Power

South Wales (Engineering)

Job Type:contractDuration:0 months
Category:EngineeringRecruiter Reference:ER761/2022
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£50,815*

An opportunity has become available for a Trading Recharge Specialist within the NGED South Wales, Licence area. Hybrid working is available for this role.

NGED Trading Recharge provide contracting services for Customer owned private electricity distribution networks and specialise in the Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of such networks.

Reporting to the Trading Recharge Team Manager, the Trading Recharge Specialist will be responsible for the project management, planning, installation and commissioning of electrical plant and apparatus (including specialist non-standard equipment) on Customer owned underground and overhead networks.

As part of our hybrid working approach and in line with our policy, this role allows you to apply for a mix of office and home working. Hybrid working can only be considered once your initial training is complete and subject to business need.

Candidates must hold a City & Guilds 2339 - Level 3 or equivalent. A HNC - level 4 or above in Electrical Engineering is essential.

Evidence of your qualifications will be required prior to appointment. 

*Please note the successful candidate may initially be appointed at a lower salary until all relevant courses and training are complete.

If you are offered a position, you will be required to successfully complete a basic DBS check that shows any unspent convictions or conditional cautions.

As part of our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, all applications to National Grid Electricity Distribution jobs are automatically anonymised by our recruitment system. This is with the aim of realising our ambition to have a workforce which is reflective of the community we serve and eliminating unconscious bias, allowing employees to be appointed based on their talent, skills and experiences regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.

Our hiring managers will have no access to your name, age, gender or other diversity information until after shortlisting has taken place. This detail will become visible before interview to allow managers to prepare.

About Us

National Grid Electricity Distribution is the new name for Western Power Distribution. This is a very exciting time to be part of the largest UK electricity transmission and distribution business. We’ve changed our name, but our people and focus on providing great service to customers remains unchanged. We connect 8 million customers across the Midlands, South West England and South Wales and serve a population of over 18 million people. We do this whilst maintaining safety, reliability and excellent customer service.

National Grid employs over 29,000 people worldwide. Our vision is to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future and we are doing this in a fast-moving industry with an increasing focus on tackling climate change, exploring new energy sources which are renewable, low carbon, and improve efficiency to meet demand.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Our desire is to bring in more employees from diverse backgrounds to build further on our inclusive culture. We value and celebrate individual difference and we believe that an inclusive culture will help the business grow as a positive, strong and innovative company.

Main Responsibilities

The specific main tasks include:-

  • Preparation of quotations for construction, maintenance and augmentation type works on Customer owned private networks.
  • Preparation of Operation & Maintenance agreements for private networks.
  • Organisation and financial monitoring of Trading Recharge and Large Recharge Projects.
  • The raising, managing and closure of purchase orders, invoices and Large Recharge Projects.
  • Raising and managing Crown Enquiries to support projects and IDNO faults.
  • Providing support and guidance to NGED staff and owners of private distribution networks.
  • Working with others within NGED including Policy, Engineering Design, Planners, Network, Cable and Protection Specialists and NGED Network Services staff as required.
  • Arranging and undertaking meetings with Customers in person and virtually.
  • Ensuring the highest levels of Safety are maintained and supported through the preparation of job specific Risk Assessment and Method Statements and complying with CDM regulations appropriate to the project. 
  • Providing excellent customer service.
The Ideal Candidate

A highly motivated individual, you must be able to work on your own initiative as part of a small team, making on the spot decisions as required and working to tight deadlines.

A flexible attitude is essential, as you will be required to undertake other duties to assist the team in meeting its objectives.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple diverse projects simultaneously are also essential.

In addition, although predominantly covering the NGED South Wales area, you will need to be mobile throughout the whole NGED area and therefore applicants should hold a full UK driving licence.  You may be required to undertake NGED operational standby duties.

About The Company

If this is your opportunity to join us, you’ll find we offer a supportive, rewarding and friendly working environment where you’ll be empowered to build a career. Along the way, you’ll be invested in, be enabled by the latest technology and find that we’re always interested in evolving our systems and processes so that we get even better, every day.

In return, you’ll enjoy a package of benefits designed to reward your hard work and incentivise your ambition. In addition to your competitive salary, we offer a competitive contributory pension scheme where the company will double match your pension contributions up to a maximum company contribution of 10%. You will also have access, subject to eligibility criteria, to join our annual Share Save plan.

You will receive a generous annual leave entitlement on joining, starting at 26 days rising to 28 days following 10 years’ service, plus 8 bank holidays. In addition, you will be able to access support via our Employee Assistance Programme, including musculoskeletal and physiotherapy services.

Additional Application Information

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We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should sufficient numbers of suitable applications be received. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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