Electricity Distribution - Network Planner

Posted 16 Jan 2023

Western Power

Telford (Engineering)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:EngineeringRecruiter Reference:ER034/2023
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£44,367*

Applications are invited for the position of Network Planner based at Telford.

The duties will involve the preparation of capital projects from the initial enquiry to the point of delivery, including the design of new supply connections to the Network and Network Reinforcement/Replacement schemes. 

You will need to hold:

  • English and Maths GCSE Grade C/Level 4 or above OR Functional Skills Level 2 or above
  • Level 2 City & Guilds 2339 (or equivalent Electrical Engineering qualification deemed to be at the same level) in order to apply.

Evidence of your qualifications will be required prior to appointment.

If not already attained the successful candidate will be required to undertake Level 3 City & Guilds 2339. 

*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 planning, preparation and delivery of new connections, alterations and capital projects
  • To effectively communicate with customers throughout the process
  • The organisation of individual projects, including managing cost effectiveness
  • Take into consideration the impact of projects on customers, the public and the environment
  • To design schemes which are safe and identify and communicate specific safety considerations according to the CDM regulations
  • Use of the company systems including CROWN, EMU, DES, E5, Network analysis tools & MS OFFICE to prepare schemes and commercial reports
The Ideal Candidate

  Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of:-

  • The design and delivery of projects in accordance with Engineering Directives
  • Preparation of quotations and correspondence with customers
  • Network operations at LV and HV
  • Dealing with customers directly including Architects, ICPs, Developers, and Businesses

You will be logical and numerate as well as having excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.

We will consider applicants who do not currently hold all the skills to carry out the role in full, but have the confidence and ability to reach the necessary standard with training.

A flexible attitude is essential as you may be asked to undertake other duties to assist the team in meeting its objectives. In addition, you will need to be mobile throughout the area as you may be required to undertake 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. Protective clothing and Safety Equipment will be provided where required and we offer free parking at all main sites. In addition, you will be able to access support via our Employee Assistance Programme, including musculoskeletal and physiotherapy services.

Recruitment correspondence is usually sent by email, so please do check your email account including spam/junk folders regularly after the closing date.

To enhance your candidate experience, we recommend using Google Chrome to complete your online application. Should you have any questions regarding this or require additional support to complete your online application, please email nged.recruitment@nationalgrid.co.uk

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.

How to Apply

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