Massachusetts Green Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

National Grid Graduate Development Program, Associate Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design in Waltham, Massachusetts

About the Graduate Development Program

National Grid’s Graduate Development Program (GDP) is an in-depth training and development program for high achieving recent college graduates who aspire to take on future leadership roles in a dynamic, ever-changing industry.Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an in-depth 8-week Orientation which gives you exposure to all part of the company, allows you to network with your Graduate cohort, GDP alumni, and senior leaders, and provides you with the opportunity to travel throughout our service territory in the northeast US.

Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position. Additionally, all Graduates will develop leadership skills through quarterly development session and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid. You will meet amazing individuals, both within our organization and local communities and will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and insight to help you start and progress in your career.

About the Position

To provide technical expertise and support from an engineering perspective to ensure effective delivery of Distribution Planning and Asset Management objectives responsible for the retail connections engineering studies, installation acceptance review, and compliance verification of complex distributed generation (DG) facilities integrated with National Grid’s electric power system (EPS) from receipt of complete application to energization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Evaluate engineering processes and systems with consideration to operation, safety and maintenance requirements in order to make recommendations and subsequently develop plans for improvements, where appropriate.

  • Develop and maintain systems, designs, specifications, standards, models and procedures in order to support design solutions and enhance safety, efficiency and operability and support local decision making.

  • Develop high level plans for own area and champion innovation through the use of pilots, in conjunction with business partners and service providers in order to test their validity across the business and ensure value-add of initiatives.

  • Provide technical guidance, support and coaching to others in order to share knowledge and develop technical understanding within discipline.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders in order to share best practice, provide technical advice, and build bases of influence.

  • Keep up to date with market/regulatory developments within own profession/discipline in order to ensure the optimization of best practice for National Grid.

  • Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies within assigned area.

Develop and maintain systems, designs, specifications, standards, models and procedures in order to support design solutions and enhance safety, efficiency and operability and support local decision making.Develop high level plans for own area and champion innovation through the use of pilots, in conjunction with business partners and service providers in order to test their validity across the business and ensure value-add of initiatives.Provide technical guidance, support and coaching to others in order to share knowledge and develop technical understanding within discipline.Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders in order to share best practice, provide technical advice, and build bases of influence.Keep up to date with market/regulatory developments within own profession/discipline in order to ensure the optimization of best practice for National Grid.Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies within assigned area.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering or data management preferred

  • Graduated between May 2019 and May 2020

  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; official college transcript required for confirmation

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program June 1, 2020 or June 22, 2020

  • Valid driver’s license with safe driving history

  • Proven leadership experience

  • Applicants for the Graduate Development Programmust have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States

Graduated between May 2019 and May 2020Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; official college transcript required for confirmationDemonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skillsAbility to begin the National Grid Graduate Program June 1, 2020 or June 22, 2020Valid driver’s license with safe driving historyProven leadership experienceApplicants for the Graduate Development Programmust have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States

DirectEmployers