What we do
Our engineering, technical and operations functions maintain, update and upgrade our electricity and gas networks, making sure we’re ready to deal with increasing power generation from renewables and low carbon energy sources. We’re investing massively in everything from overhead lines to pipes, our transport fleet, substations and other infrastructure projects. Which means you’ll be involved in high profile, high impact projects whether you build, operate or maintain our assets.
You might help us define and design what our network actually is and does. Update and extend our infrastructure. Or help us better embrace renewable and new nuclear energy sources. In the process, you’ll set national and international standards and make sure we meet the future head on.
Why it matters
It’ll take innovation and sensitive planning to successfully operate a network that can deliver energy around the UK well into the future. We’ll be working with new sources of energy that we don’t currently handle, and in new locations – places without a current network. These are likely to include some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside (coastal routes and national parks), so it’s vital that we’re painstaking and respectful in the way we approach and run these projects.
Our role is to join the whole agenda up and to be accountable for the impact our work has on the environment, communities and people’s everyday lives, while driving return on investment and controlling costs.
The impact our engineering and operations employees have on society is huge.
We’re right at the heart of the energy industry – and at the centre of one of our greatest challenges: secure, clean energy that supports our way of life for generations to come. That’s why we’re restructuring the way we work to meet the challenges the future is likely to hold.