We’re the future of gas distribution and we’re looking for future talent to help us transform the UK gas industry.
As the UK’s largest owner and operator of gas distribution networks in the UK, we distribute gas to approximately 11 million homes and businesses – that’s half of the UK We’re a major player in the UK gas market, having generated £1,899 million in revenue and an operating profit of £854 million in 2015/16.
Our reach is significant - we own and operate four networks covering the east of England, North London, the North West and the West Midlands. Some of the UK’s largest cities, including London, Birmingham and Manchester depend on us for gas.
We have over 10,000 people working for us and with us across our four networks to ensure the flow of gas, providing emergency response and repair services, and conducting asset replacement work 365 days a year. We have an uncompromising commitment to safety and reliability. Our head office is located at the heart of our networks in Hinckley, Leicestershire, with a new business services office just outside Coventry.
We stand behind our track record of exceeding expectations – we’ve outperformed our regulatory settlements and exceeded targets. But we’re not content with that – our award winning innovations in areas such as robotics, safety, and biogas illustrate our desire to shape the future of gas.
We are a fully regulated infrastructure business that operates in a well-established, transparent and stable regulatory regime. We’re incentivised to operate efficiently and deliver services that our customers and stakeholders value.
The outlook for our industry is positive – gas is a key component of the UK’s energy mix, providing approximately 85% of the UK’s total domestic energy consumption, excluding lighting and appliances. Today approximately 90% of UK households are connected to the gas distribution network and with the UK population forecast to grow by nearly 10 million people in the next 25 years, household numbers will also rise.
What we do
Millions of people across the country rely on us to deliver mains gas to their homes and businesses. We operate 82,000 miles of pipeline that get people the energy they need for heat, cooking and hot water – connecting new customers, altering supply infrastructure, and safely disconnecting redundant equipment. We also operate the National Gas Emergency Service, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to escapes and leaks. The national gas distribution network is not simply a commercial resource, but a national asset that our people safeguard for future generations.
Why it matters
You’ll be on the front line of our businesses, carrying out vital tasks of the utmost importance to our customers. As well as safeguarding the public and maintaining a reliable gas supply, you’ll be part of a team that connects and maintains millions of people in urban and rural areas to a vital service. We’ll be relying on you to make our businesses a success, and we’re committed to helping all our people realise their full potential.
Homes, businesses, industry – they need energy, 24/7, 365 days a year. That’s why our engineers are so important. They’re the people who make this possible. They’re always there, ready to respond to emergency calls, carry out planned work and to ensure energy gets to where it’s needed – quickly and efficiently. In fact, it’s some of the most challenging and vital work around. Which is why our engineers get fantastic learning and development opportunities. That way, they can grow their skills and knowledge, as we work to enhance business – and provide customers with an outstanding, cutting-edge service.