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National Grid Project Development Engineer in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is an energy company driven by a clear purpose: We Bring Energy to Life. Every day we play a vital role for society by connecting millions of people to the energy they use safely, reliably, and efficiently. But more than that - we are also part of delivering a clean energy revolution desperately needed to tackle climate change. So, every day we strive towards our vision of being at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future.

As a critical and influential organization with energy infrastructure in the UK and US, operating responsibly and ethically is vitally important to us, and how we deliver for customers, stakeholders and communities is guided by our core values of Doing the Right Thing, Finding a Better Way and Making it Happen.

We are committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive organization that is representative of the communities we serve and where each person can contribute and feel valued, reach their full potential and where inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.

Best of all, our people say they are proud to work for National Grid and that it is a great place to work. They know what they do matters for society, and they can make a difference. We have a strong focus on personal development, wellbeing, inclusion and belonging. And it's not all work… we have fun, care for and look out for each other whilst forming strong friendships and affinities through active social networks & employee resource groups.

Find out more about National Grid, what goods and services we procure and the commitments we have made about how we operate.

Job Purpose

You will provide electrification and energy efficiency project development and technical support to customers by prospecting opportunities for key accounts and large C&I customers through National Grid’s electric and gas service territory in Massachusetts. You will collaborate with customers, and external stakeholders like technical assistance and implementation vendors as well as internal groups like engineering, sales, and implementation. You will identify and generate leads to promote cost effective electrification and energy efficiency measures at customer sites, thereby assisting in the achievement of Energy Efficiency Program energy and greenhouse gas savings goals. You will develop a detailed understanding of our Energy Efficiency plan and educate customers and external stakeholders of our offerings and solutions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead electrification and energy efficiency measure identification and the development of strategies with the goal of increasing the quantity, speed, and quality of implemented opportunities.

  • Build trust, develop relationships, and demonstrate value to internal groups and external stakeholders by being a key technical business partner who provides compelling reasons to pursue implementation despite initial objections and concerns.

  • Partner with strategic account managers and sales representatives on technical considerations. This may involve conducting pre-sale site visits and meetings to determine customer requirements and priorities and appropriately set customer expectations.

  • Act as a technical liaison between customers, design engineers, implementation, strategic account managers, etc.

  • Build and maintain relationships with key market stakeholders in the building energy industry including equipment manufacturers, engineers, architects, contractors, building owners, building operators, and property managers.

  • Customer oriented with strong self-confidence, verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to translate and explain highly complex technical and program information to customers and vendors

  • Proficient in energy efficiency project economics.

  • Familiarity with electrification and energy efficiency programs including baselines and the concept of industry standard practice.

  • Ability to identify and explain technical aspects of electrification and energy efficiency opportunities.

  • Knowledge of and experience with interaction of building systems, new technologies, and the electrification and energy efficiency project development and implementation cycle.

  • Solid problem-solving capabilities, excellent listening skills, and the ability to understand stakeholder requirements and motivations.

  • Capacity to work across different cross functional teams.

  • Familiarity with energy policy as well as national and local building codes.

  • This role works in an environment that often requires the performance of multiple simultaneous activities where deadlines need to be met and work is performed under pressure while fulfilling significant business commitments. Required attributes include:

  • Emotional resilience and the ability to cope with pressure on an on-going basis is necessary

  • Ability to handle difficult situations while maintaining performance.

  • Willingness and ability to seek support from others when necessary.

  • The selected candidate will be assigned to a National Grid office location but will be expected to engage in significant field work for visits to customer sites/buildings and construction sites. Up to 50% of the time is expected to be spent at customer sites.


  • Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related discipline. Masters degree strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in energy efficiency, building systems and/or technical sales.

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) preferred

  • Must have a valid state driver's license with clean driving record

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