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Graduate Development Program, Associate Energy Engineer, Energy Efficiency Engineering

Providence, Rhode Island

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Overview

At National Grid, we are committed to building a qualified and successful engineering workforce. We recruit, retain and develop our engineers to be leaders in the industry.

Our engineering and asset management expertise is vital to delivering safe and reliable energy to the customers and communities we serve. Our engineers work on projects to support the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions into the future.

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Success Profile

What makes you a successful Engineer at Nationalgrid?
Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Problem Solver 10
  • Analytical 10
  • Inventive 8
  • Collaborative 6
  • Communicator 6
Traits are on a scale of 0 to 10

Addtional Traits

  • Achiever
  • Creative
  • Industrious
  • Logical
  • Multi-tasker
  • Team Player
  • Technologically Savvy

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Benefits

  • Healthcare

  • 401(k)

  • Continuing
    Education

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee
    Assistance (EAP)

  • Health & Wellness

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Quotes

Pauline Bassil

What do you find most rewarding about your role at National Grid?
My role includes designing transmission lines and providing construction support. We are usually involved with the project from the initiation phase to closeout. I like that I get to design the project, see it getting built and then energized to serve the customers.

How would you define National Grid's culture?
National Grid culture is centered about safety, customers and workers. National Grid goal is to ensure the public and its workers are safe and continuously emphasize the importance of coming home safe to our family every night. Here at National Grid we aim to exceed customers’ expectations and deliver energy in the most cost efficient and environmentally friendly ways.

What do you like about working at National Grid?
As a mother of two toddlers, working at National Grid helps me achieve a work/life balance. I believe National Grid understands the benefits and importance of the work/life balance and encourages its employees to take advantage of the benefits the company offers. In addition, National Grid is continuously looking to provide support to its employees to manage their work/life commitments for example the Caregiver Program that was recently rolled out.

Why did you choose National Grid?
I started my career in civil engineering working for a Structural Engineering firm. The projects I worked on were very similar which was tedious. Here at National Grid, projects are very diverse, every project (from a single structure replacement to a circuit rebuild) has it is own challenges and requirements which make every project unique and interesting.

Pauline Bassil Electric Transmission Engineering
Maxwell Smith

What do you find most rewarding about your role at National Grid?
In my role, the results of my work are quite tangible. After working on technical reports and construction drawings, it is extremely rewarding to see projects in construction and implemented throughout the state. This is very rare for electrical engineers, and in the power industry you get to witness your efforts become reality.

How would you define National Grid's culture?
National Grid supports diversity and an open culture. Engineers have a variety of resources and tools available to support their projects.

What do you like about working at National Grid?
The people and the culture at National Grid make it a great place to work. There is a lot of knowledge and experience here that needs to be imparted on younger engineers from those who have spent their careers in the power industry and are preparing to retire.

Why did you choose National Grid?
I chose to work at National Grid because of the varied opportunities offered. There is significant potential to learn a lot in a short period of time. National Grid also has numerous programs to support ongoing education, with certificate programs and engineering licenses.

Maxwell Smith Engineer, SubStation Engineering - NY
Caitlin Fowler

What do you find most rewarding about your role at National Grid?
As a Massachusetts planning engineer, I am responsible for developing projects that address electrical system issues such as capacity, reliability and asset condition issues. My role is extremely rewarding because these projects allow National Grid to provide safe and reliable electric service to our customers. My team also assists operations in restoration efforts during storm events, and I find it especially rewarding to know that I play a part in restoring power to our customers.

How would you define National Grid's culture?
National Grid’s culture makes it an amazing place to work. Our company is inclusive and collaborative with a strong safety and customer focus.

What do you like about working at National Grid?
One of the biggest reasons I love working at National Grid is that I am continuously learning, sometimes about responsibilities of other departments in the company and sometimes about doing things differently with new innovative technology. There are always people willing and excited to share knowledge about what they do, and it helps develop better ways of working.

Why did you choose National Grid?
I chose National Grid for two main reasons. First, I was drawn to the company when I saw the collaborative culture during my interview and heard about all the different opportunities inside the company. Second, I was offered a position in the Graduate Development Program (GDP) which provides additional professional development opportunities and builds a network for graduates as they transition into the professional world. I was excited to get the opportunity to rotate around the company with peers before starting our full time positions, and the GDP was ultimately what made me choose National Grid.

Caitlin Fowler Senior Engineer, Asset Management Distribution and Sub Transmission NE
Matthew (Matt) Fowles

What do you find most rewarding about your role at National Grid?
My role consists of creating electric distribution infrastructure projects. Due to the nature of my position, projects that I create tend to have an immediate and decades long positive impact on the community when they are built.

How would you define National Grid's culture?
I feel that our culture derives from the company’s clear and inspiring mission, vision, and values statement. We work to exceed the expectations of our customers, we stress the safety of our workers and the public, we constructively challenge our colleagues while respecting their opinions, and we nurture our new talent.

Matthew (Matt) Fowles Sr Engineer, Retail Connections Engineering

We support developing the skills and capabilities of young people in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. It supports our future talent recruitment and our desire to see young people gain meaningful employment.

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  • Best in class 2017 4017(k) plan sponsor
  • Reader's Choice 2018 a top 50 employer Careers & the disABLED

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Responsibilities

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. National Grid is aiming for an in-person GDP experience for Summer 2021. However, we will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and will shift to a virtual program if necessary, in order to honor our commitment to our young talent pipeline.

Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position. Additionally, all Graduates will develop leadership skills through frequent development sessions 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

National Grid is looking for an Associate Energy Engineer who will provide technical expertise and oversight for the assessment and development of installation solutions for customer energy measures, facilities, programs and technologies in order for National Grid to support meeting its growth and energy efficiency goals. In this position you will research primary data sources and evaluate developments in electric and gas technologies in order to enable analysis of key themes and trends and to develop strategies for integrating cost effective energy efficient technologies into current projects.

Key Accountabilities
  • Conduct technical reviews and maintain systems and procedures to support the design of solutions that enhance National Grid's energy efficiency and load management programs.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with the technical support team, account prospecting, inside and outsides sales, energy product and program management teams and external vendors in order to facilitate communications, integrate work and ensure the successful delivery of energy efficiency measures for customers.
  • Coordinate internal and external resources assigned to perform technical assistance studies, commissioning analysis and reports in order to ensure timely availability information and data necessary to develop effective energy efficiency programs and services as well as all renewable type resources.
  • Manage the day to day relationship with external vendors, contractors and consultants including interpretation and application of established contractual agreements and service level agreements to ensure adherence to standards and best outcomes for National Grid.
  • Utilize established financial systems to track EE and O&M budgets in order to ensure the group meets its financial obligation to the company.
  • Challenge existing policies, procedures and technologies and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to ensure the technical support team's delivery of highest quality customer service in a cost-effective manner.
  • Provide technical guidance, support and coaching to others in order to share knowledge and increase understanding of National Grid's energy efficiency programs and services.
  • Oversee the work of internal and external resources in delivering complex and custom designed energy efficiency programs to ensure successful implementation and the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Translate energy efficiency objectives into clearly defined business cases, costs or schedules in order to support achievement of the company's gas and electric energy efficiency goals.
  • Be a coordinator for technical EE items that may arise with the National Grid customer base.
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Demonstrate leadership, influencing, customer orientation and communication skills, providing the ability to support and communicate effectively with staff at all levels to ensure the successful delivery of different stages of projects.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution  

  • Graduated between May 2020 and June 2021 

  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program June 1, 2021 or June 21, 2021 

  • Valid driver’s license 

  • Proven leadership experience  

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills 

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

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