National Grid is looking to hire Commissioning Engineers to relocate from Portugal to UK

24 Agosto, 2012.

Renowned worldwide for excellence, National Grid is a global leader in the energy and utility sector. In the UK, we hold a vital position at the centre of the energy system. Responsible for the national transmission system, we connect everyone with the power they need. Currently, we are significantly enhancing our business in the UK. We are doubling capital spend and recruiting the world’s finest professionals. This is all part of our £30bn investment in developing and renewing the national energy infrastructure. Joining us as a Commissioning Engineer, you will be at the centre of these exciting changes. You will use your specialist skills like never before and play a vital part in commissioning, delivering innovative projects that will help to transform the way we transmit Britain’s electricity.

The role:

Commissioning electrical projects, you will play an important role, as our organisation continues to grow, you will be actively involved in creating an exciting future for energy in the UK.

You will be responsible for ensuring safe and reliable commissioning of high voltage Substation assets. Replacing and upgrading our asset base, you will tackle the challenge of meeting changing customer needs while supporting the achievement of national targets for sustainable generation.

The wide range of duties you will be required to undertake also includes maintenance, repair and fault investigation, safety rules implementation and monitoring of staff and contractors.

You will ensure the safe and reliable commissioning and operation of a wide range of new Substation assets on the electricity transmission system. Undertaking delivery of complex on-site projects and the replacement of our older assets.


To join us, you will need to be qualified to a minimum of HNC / Degree or relevant equivalent. This will be in the specialist field of electrical or mechanical engineering. In addition we would expect you to have Senior Authorised Persons experience. Your qualifications should be appropriate for membership of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) or a similar professional body. A full driving licence, with permission to drive in the UK, is also required. We will expect you to be comfortable managing projects including budgets and familiar with using several IT applications.

To succeed, you will need the ability to commission a range of equipment, together with a track record of practical project delivery. With a professional background in power networks, you will have a wide range of experience in either substations or HV cable systems, including complex fault finding, analysis and investigation. Detailed knowledge of the electrical and safety aspects of substation plant is essential. The ability to respond in emergency situations is crucial and, naturally, you will have a talent for planning work and leading teams. Strong written and spoken communication skills in English are vital.

The Package and Benefits

The role of Commissioning Engineer attracts a package of up to £60,000 (On Target Earnings) per annum depending on skills, qualifications and experience. In addition to supporting your relocation to the UK, we will provide a company car. Once you have been verbally offered the position we will send you a written Contract of Employment. There is also a comprehensive back ground checking process to be completed.

In addition, you will enjoy the advantages of an attractive package that includes an individual performance related bonus, defined contribution pension scheme and 25 days annual holiday plus bank holidays. You will also have access to our comprehensive flexible benefits scheme, which offers you the freedom to choose from a range of lifestyle, health and protection benefits. And of course, you will have access to outstanding accredited training programmes and opportunities for career progression.

To learn more about the offer and to apply please go to:

National Grid

Oferta Engenheiro Civil National Grid Reino Unido

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