Here at Capital Delivery, we deliver major infrastructure projects safely and efficiently. We make sure that our electricity transmission network is able to connect to all of the energy that is generated by power stations, wind and solar farms and that our gas transmission network connects to all of the gas import terminals. This means we can transport energy to where it’s needed.
What we do
Making sure that National Grid’s gas and electricity infrastructure is fit for the future, we’re creating a sustainable energy system for today and for future generations.
We bring together all of the major digging, tunnelling, excavating, overhead line and cabling work for our large gas and electricity transmission projects. And it’s down to us to deliver some truly diverse and challenging construction work – from the creation of new 400kV circuits at the heart of London’s electricity network to the installation of state-of-the-art security to protect our operationally critical sites.
Over the coming years we’ll be investing around £1 billion a year into our electricity and gas transmission networks, and it’ll be our job to make sure we do it safely, on time and budget, and to strict quality standards. We’ll do this by contracting major construction companies operating in the UK and beyond, project managing the delivery of the work through our skilled contract managers, project managers, project controls and support teams.
We can only achieve all this by attracting and retaining great people like you. We believe we’ve created a collaborative, performance-focused culture designed to allow everyone to fulfil their potential. Whatever your role here, you’ll play a vital role in developing a sustainable energy system.
London Power Tunnels
In February 2011 National Grid embarked upon a seven-year project to rewire the capital via deep underground tunnels, in order to meet increasing electricity demand. The project will create a new 32km electricity superhighway deep below the capital, which will help keep Londoners connected to safe and reliable electricity supplies and also provide new grid supply points for Crossrail and UK Power Networks. The project is due to be complete and fully operational in 2018.
Western Link is a £1 billion project which will help to bring renewable energy from Scotland to homes and businesses in Wales and England. It is a joint venture between National Grid and Scottish Power Transmission and it comprises a converter station at Hunterston, North Ayrshire; 4km of high voltage direct current cable to a ‘landfall’, where the subsea cable comes ashore, at Ardneil Bay; a subsea marine cable approximately 385km long from Ardneil Bay to Leasowe on the Wirral peninsula; an underground high voltage cable around 33km through the Wirral peninsula; and a converter station in Deeside, Flintshire.
Flintshire Bridge is the converter station in Deeside, Flintshire on the Southern side of the western Link project. The Western Link project will bring renewable energy from Scotland to Wales and England. This site was built from scrubland to the fully completed converter station in three years.
What's in it for you?
Work full-time and you’ll get 25-28 days holiday, on top of 8 public/bank holidays. You’ll also have the option to buy extra holiday days.
From sites and offices to our huge range of after-work clubs and social events, our culture reflects a commitment to inclusion and diversity. Our people are actively encouraged to treat everyone with respect and value every contribution.
There’s the potential to achieve an annual bonus, which may be up to 20% of your salary.
Focused personal development is a part of life here; we’ll work with you to produce a development plan that will enable you to be the best you can be.
If you need it you’ll be given a company laptop and mobile phone so you can do your job to the best of your ability, and stay in touch with your team and the wider National Grid. Likewise for site work all health and safety equipment will be provided.
You’ll be eligible to join our generous YouPlan workplace savings and pension scheme, which double matches up to 6% of your salary each month.
Dependant on your role, if you’re travelling over 10,000 business miles we’ll award you with a company car.
If we’ve asked you to move around the business and the country, we’ll give you a generous accommodation allowance. Equally, you’ll be given a higher cost of living allowance if you live in certain areas.
Extra benefits include access to YouFlex, our flexible benefits scheme where you can choose lots of options depending on your own health, lifestyle and protection wants and needs.
Meet some of our people
Wherever you join us in the Capital Delivery Team, you'll find a wide variety of dedicated professionals with a broad range of experience - and opportunities to match aspirations. Find out what a few of our team say about their experiences below.
Construction Interface Engineers
Quality Assurance Manager
Lead Project Manager