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We’re National Grid Electricity Distribution (NGED), the owner and operator behind the electricity distribution systems for the Midlands, the Southwest of England and South Wales. Serving communities of more than 8 million people, our expert teams deliver heat, light and power for homes and businesses.

National Grid employs over 29,000 people worldwide. We are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues – who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. 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 that are renewable, low carbon, and improve efficiency to meet demand.

The teams at National Grid Telecoms are all about networking. They join data technology in lots of different ways to deliver connected and bespoke communications solutions that meet customers’ needs. 

National Grid Telecoms teams enable the electricity network to be managed remotely, enabling customers’ power to be restored more quickly without having to dispatch engineers into the location. Our talented teams are some of the best in the business, working with the most advanced technology and infrastructure, and always adapting and innovating as the industry evolves. 

In fact, first class services and state-of-the-art facilities continue to drive our growth and create opportunities for people who share our commitment, energy and ambition. There are opportunities to get involved in innovative work in a sector that continues to grow dynamically, with career development supported and enabled by on-going training.

Job Introduction

An opportunity has become available for a Telecoms Technical Specialist reporting to the Telecoms Design Manager with a base to be agreed within NGEDs geographical operational area.

The Technical Specialist will work on the specification and design across our Radio Communications Networks, working with our Network Management Centre (NMC), Operations and Commercial teams to deliver a highly reliable, resilient and secure solution in a fast and evolving space. You’ll be responsible for managing your own time to achieve targets set by the business and our customers, focusing on the Radio Communications Networks that primarily supports the Control and Visibility of the high-voltage electricity network.

As part of our hybrid working approach this role offers a mix of office and home working. Hybrid working can only be considered once your initial training is complete and subject to business need.

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

Main responsibilities

  • Undertake technical analysis, evaluation, design and reporting of equipment, products and services, and make recommendations of their suitability for incorporation into our Radio Communications Networks.
  • Managing your own working time to ensure that objectives and projects are completed in the most efficient manner.
  • Maintain professional relationships with colleagues, customers, suppliers and other external organisations.
  • Work safely and in accordance with approved procedures and techniques.
  • Providing technical support to customers and where necessary liaise with colleagues to solve complex issues.
  • Assisting with policy, standard techniques and technical reports on specific products within the team.

Ideal candidate

You will be required to carry out technical design and planning work focusing primarily on our Radio Communications Networks, for example, VHF, UHF, SHF & SCADA Networks to name a few. The role will involve travel across all National Grid Distribution regions, managing your own diary with occasional travel outside of the area including occasional overnight stays.  

Ideally qualified to Higher BTEC or equivalent in Telecommunications or Electrical Engineering, however applications are also encouraged from colleagues that consider themselves suitable to make a success of this opportunity. We’ll need to see evidence of your qualifications. The successful applicant may be required to undertake standby duties in accordance with an agreed rota.

As the post you are applying for attracts a National Security Vetting clearance there are further eligibility requirements. To meet national security vetting requirements you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 5 years for Security Clearance (SC) prior to the date of application. You may still be considered if, for example:

  • you have been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
  • you were studying abroad
  • you were living overseas with parents

If you have any further queries relating to National Security Vetting, please email nged.recruitment@nationalgrid.co.uk

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