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Grid Control Officer

Type: Permanent
Location: Belfast
Salary: See Description

On behalf of our client, a Top 100 Northern Ireland Company, we have a new opportunity for a Grid Control Officer to join operations department in Belfast.


Reporting to the Asset Manager, the Grid Control Officer will work on a shift pattern to support the Gas Network Monitoring Department.


The shifts will be as follows: 3 x 12hr day shifts (7am-7pm), 4 days off, 3 x 12hr nights (7pm-7am), 5 days off. The contract is based on annualised hours of 1,674.40 due to the shift pattern.


This role would suit someone with an Engineering, Numerical or other appropriate level 5 (minimum) qualification such as HND, BTEC, Degree, etc. AND/OR a candidates with at least two years relevant work experience in an Engineering or Numerical environment.




  • To facilitate the appropriate response to all emergency alarms.
  • To act as a communications / information hub within the emergency response system.
  • Liaise with members of the Grid Control officer team to ensure the seamless operation of the control and monitoring of the network.
  • Provide assistance in administering the activities relating to the Operation and Maintenance of District and Commercial Governors.
  • Design, costing and issuing of mains extension works (incl. New Build), based on site surveys carried out by Connections / Construction.
  • Liaise with Operations / Transportation Services to co-ordinate the installation, monitoring and maintenance of all sites.




  • An Engineering, Numerical or other appropriate level 5 (minimum) qualification such as HND, BTEC, Degree, etc. OR Alternatively, candidates with at least two years relevant work experience in an Engineering or Numerical environment will be considered.
  • Good computer skills, with particular emphasis on the use of Excel, Access and Outlook.
  • Good communication skills to include presentation skills, report writing, etc.
  • Capable of working unsupervised and independently, but also as part of a multifunctional team.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Knowledge of Network Analysis, GIS, CAD and databases would be desirable.



The salary for the role is between £16,000 and £20,000 annually and includes 25% shift allowance.


There are also a number of excellent company benefits and holidays- 20 days holiday and 11 statutory days (rising to a maximum 25 days holiday plus 11 statutory days).


Hours of work are Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm & Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm, 37 hour week.


Greater Belfast area. Free Parking and good public transport links. Free company bus from city centre.


Please email your CV in Microsoft word format to Patricia by clicking on the link or call me of a confidential conversation.


Please note only applicants that match this criteria can be considered for the role.


Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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