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Undergraduate Placement Opportunity - Power System Engineer - London

Company: National Grid Careers
Job type: full-time
Category: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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Description: There could hardly be a more exciting time to join our Capital Delivery Industrial Placement Programme. We'll be investing some 1.5 billion in our electricity and gas transmission systems over each of the coming years, and it will be Capital Delivery's job to make sure we do so safely to time and budget, and to strict quality standards. The Technical Assurance team works with the Capital Delivery Project Development and Delivery teams and offers support to the Electricity Transmission Asset Management (ETAM) Policy /Electricity Transmission Operator entities to provide assurance that all projects rigorously accord with National Grid Engineering Policy and Procedural Governance. To assure the project design process, ensuring that we have optimal scope definition and solutions for each individual project and that each project operates with the most cost effective design whilst ensuring the highest standards of Safety, Health, Environmental, Security and Quality. Under the supervision of a suitably authorised Engineering Assurance Engineer, carry out the following activities in the remit of an Engineering Assurance Engineer (Power Engineering) Trainee: (Note that Power Engineering shall encompass the different disciplines of HV Plant, Protection and Control and HV cable Systems) - Provide stage by stage confirmation that the project can proceed to the next stage - and through to eventual commercial service
- Discharge the role of Design Assurance Team Leader (on defined projects) as specified in National Grid procedural requirements
- Ensure that all lessons learned, which are relevant to National Grid policy and process, are incorporated into best practice
- Carry out the Commissioning Officer role
- Provide support on the health of project design engineering and commissioning through both project audit and incident analysis - with the objective of both recommending improvements to performance and providing reassurance of the status of transmission engineering
- Work with the delivery units to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the capital programme - whilst ensuring the execution of National Grid governance requirements
- Lead and coordinate technical investigations - and progress to completion subsequent engineering investigations
In Capital Delivery, we are committed to the personal development of our staff. Joining us, you'll be supported as you develop a wide range of leadership, business and technical skills through structured training and on the-job experience. And you'll work closely with your line manager to establish and navigate through a Personal Development Plan that is tailored to your needs. If you have delivered excellent performance during your placement year, you will be offered a full time position as an Engineering Assurance Engineer (Power Engineering) Trainee within National Grid Capital Delivery's Technical Assurance team commencing September 2019 upon successful completion of your full degree. This role also provides an excellent opportunity to gain the necessary experience and skills to obtain accreditation with professional engineering bodies such as the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) etc. Job Category: Undergraduates

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