Graduate Asset Management Engineer, National Grid Venture

  • Job Reference: 7313
  • Date Posted: 10 September 2019
  • Recruiter: National Grid
  • Website: https://careers.nationalgrid.com
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands
  • Salary: £28,105 to £29,127
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus £2,000 joining bonus
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Graduate Asset Management Engineer, National Grid Ventures

Role requirements

This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires.

Qualifications: You must have, or be predicted to gain, a 2:2 degree classification or above in an engineering discipline.

To apply for this role, you must hold a full UK driving license.

About the role

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 (LNG), or supporting the roll out of smart meters, we’re working hard to make energy reliable, clean, and affordable for consumers.

National Grid Metering provides installation and maintenance services to energy suppliers in the regulated market in Great Britain. We maintain an asset base of over 12m industrial, commercial and domestic gas meters whilst looking for ways to continually improve the service for customers and staying at the forefront of innovative technological solutions. We support two distinct portfolios – high volume, low complexity domestic sites to low volume high complexity industrial and commercial; whilst managing a 24/7 contact centre with supplier and consumer queries.

The successful graduate will play a critical role in supporting the National Grid Metering’s Service Delivery Operation and the Senior Asset Integrity Engineers across the UK. You will be required to project manage and will assist in evaluating the amount of investment required. This will include evaluating the condition and risk on I&C assets in line with the Strategic Asset Management Plan.The placement will offer a fantastic opportunity to develop experience and expertise not only managing technical, stakeholder and customer interfaces but also to gain significant exposure within a highly commercial working environment. There is real scope to make a difference to the ‘bottom line’ through well thought through and carefully constructed commercial and strategic recommendations. Therefore the successful candidate should have sound time keeping skills and be well organised in order to put forward well informed decisions for the business and make the most of this opportunity.

 

What you'll do

You will:

  • Co-ordinate and support the strategic and commercial needs of the Industrial and Commercial metering department, within the Service Delivery function
  • Embed processes that unlock value and manage risk of metering operations
  • Develop a working knowledge of Industrial and Commercial metering installations and management of the asset base.
  • Opportunities to develop and support on-going major projects across complex metering operations and asset replacement
What's in it for you

Benefits to the Graduate:

  • To gain an appreciation of how National Grid Metering operates technically and operationally
  • Develop facilitation and project management skills
  • To gain an understanding the requirements of Contract Management and the relationship with Service Partners, to support the Service Delivery Operation.

Benefits to the Business Unit:

  • To assist in project delivery.
  • To contribute to key departmental projects and routine operations and support the back office function
  • To assist Senior Integrity Engineers across the National Grid Metering business
What you'll get

You will receive a starting salary of £28,105 (or £29,127 if you hold a Masters) and a £2000 joining bonus. You will also have access to a number of additional benefits such as 25 days’ holiday, a generous completion payment, an accommodation allowance as you move around the business, a competitive pension scheme and a number of flexible benefits to name just a few.

Who we are

At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

Role location

Solihull - with the need to travel in the UK and potentially internationally

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 15th December, however we encourage candidates to submit their 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.

Further information

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Email:GraduateCareers@nationalgrid.com

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