I work on quite a few projects, quite major refurbishments and my main line of sight is the overhead line business – which is working on the towers, changing the conductors or maintenance or even building new construction projects.
On a day to day basis, I’m involved with more than one site, so I may have to visit a few sites. When I’m on site, I have to sometimes climb the tower and see what they’re doing for quality purposes, I have my drawings with me just to show if there is a problem or there is clarity needed for the work involved.
National Grid has the responsibility of keeping the lights on and our work is directly involved in that. Demand for electricity is increasing on a daily basis, especially down in the London area or the south of England. Projects I get involved with are mainly involved in upgrading the current rating of the overhead line just to get more current through the system. If we don’t do that, the demand will carry on increasing and we might not be able to provide to the demand.
The difference I have found working on National Grid projects compared to other energy sectors, the projects involved are quite huge and large scale. There’s a lot of work involved, a lot of people involved and certainly in other energy sectors the projects are not as big as within National Grid.