About the role
National Grid Ventures (NGV) owns and operates a number of High Voltage Direct current (HVDC) interconnectors. The Asset Strategy and Safety Team, part of the wider Interconnectors Team, is responsible for ensuring the safety of our people and making sure every penny we spend on our assets deliver maximum value. This team is the pivot point of the commercial and asset operations team ensuring we have best in class asset strategies that overlay the commercial complexities of the interconnector business. The team leads on defining the requirements and policy of our assets and then aligns interventions to deliver performance in the most efficient way. We are also responsible for setting and executing the compliance and assurance frameworks for the Interconnectors business, covering safety, health and environmental, quality and risk management.
As a HVDC Asset Support Engineer you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of best in class HVDC Converter asset strategies across the full HVDC convertor station and optimise plans to meet the commercial requirements of our portfolio. You will provide technical expertise on all aspects of the HVDC Convertors on the interconnectors portfolio.
The role is critical to the commercial success of the interconnectors business. Interfacing with critical plant manufacturers and maintenance delivery partners, you will be responsible for developing innovative products, contracts and services that help ensure high availability and performance of our interconnectors and inform the future strategy for the wider NGV portfolio.
Excellent stakeholder management is a fundamental aspect of the role and having fantastic relationships with our Asset partners for example Rte in France is crucial to the team having success. Alignment of our drivers on both a technical and commercial level ensures delivery of maximum value for the Interconnectors.
Provide technical support on HVDC convertor station asset management strategy for HVDC Converter technology, ensuring whole life cycle is managed to maximise station performance in terms of availability, ensuring maximum return and delivery of commitments.
Support the Asset Engineers and the Operation and Maintenance team on technical issues.
Support technical investigations on asset failures, derive and report root cause and implement mitigating corrective action. Identify impact on asset policy & maintenance regimes and implement changes.
Support on the implementation of innovative Asset Technologies to improve Availability.
Deliver on H&S targets.
Drive continuous improvement through working with other utilities and industry bodies to constantly review ensure best practice shared across the Interconnector cable portfolio.
You will have held a suitable engineering position in the Design, construction, commissioning or asset strategy of High voltage equipment, preferably HVDC, for a significant period. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of HV equipment, preferably HVDC converter technology, both LCC and VSC.
With a relevant technical/professional qualification achieved through Degree or equivalent on job professional experience, you will have excellent stakeholder management, influence & engagement focus.
You will be a Chartered Engineer or working towards chartership and an Authorised Person under NG Safety Rule. Membership of Cigre working groups is desirable.
You will have a flexible approach to working hours when dealing with operational issues, providing expertise when required or leading the response. You will able to travel regularly within the UK and Europe as necessary.
What You'll Get
A competitive salary between £38,150 - £48,000 – dependent on capability
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 12%. 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.
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This role closes on 27th September 2021 however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.
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