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Job ID 19158 Location Waltham, Massachusetts Organization Strategy Department Strategy US

About us

National Grid is an international electricity and natural gas company and one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the world. The company is focused on delivering energy safely, efficiently, reliably and responsibly to millions of customers across Great Britain and the U.S. Northeast, where we deliver electricity and natural gas to customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.

The company is looking to expand its strategic capability in order to address a range of growth and market opportunities. We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society, delivering clean energy to support our goal of a net zero energy future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions. This individual will be based in National Grid’s Boston-area office.  (Please note, that the Boston-area office is currently working in a remote environment, but is expected to resume to some level of in-person hours when safe to do so).

Job Purpose

The Principal/Lead Analyst, US Strategy will work closely with the Strategy leadership to facilitate, lead and coordinate the development of strategy positions for the US regulated and unregulated businesses, and to provide strategy support to US business units requiring assistance. The US Strategy team is part of the Group Strategy team at National Grid and as such the role also requires work on global strategic projects. The successful candidate will become a trusted partner to the business and their market/business insights and thought leadership in strategy will be welcome and sought after.

The US Strategy team has a shared resource pool, so reporting relationships may be altered based on project and professional development needs. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Participate in the development and review of US business strategy and annual strategic agenda to provide the US business units with appropriate context for medium- and long-term business decision-making. 
  • Work with key US business stakeholders to develop and gain alignment on positions in support of National Grid’s US regulated and unregulated strategy.  As there is significant level of strategic expertise in specific business areas, success in this position will require a high degree of emotional intelligence, facilitation and influencing skills.
  • In collaboration with the Global Strategy team, develop and standardize best practice strategy research, analysis and presentation tools and techniques to produce high quality, CEO-ready outputs.
  • Provide strategic and analytic assistance in projects to support the success of US business units, including development of positions in key policy and regulatory discussions.
  • Participate in the development of annual strategic business plans for US business units, providing strategic context and content.
  • Support the development of industry context reports and work streams related to M&A by providing relevant market/company insights and preliminary financial analysis for potential growth options.


  • Undergraduate degree required, MBA/graduate degree preferred
  • Significant (5+ years) of experience in supporting strategy development and formulation in large/complex environments, either in a consulting organization or a corporate environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivery of CEO-ready outputs and proven ability to work with senior leaders in an organization.
  • Experience  and understanding of the energy (electricity and natural gas) sector and regulatory issues affecting the industry highly desirable.
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills required, including demonstrated strengfth in quantitative modeling, e.g. company financials or energy markets.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills are necessary for success in this role.
  • Ability to appropriately tailor communication styles (both verbal and written) to convey complex/ambiguous concepts to a wide range of audiences.
  • Strong team player--the US Strategy team is a small, specialized team that shares resources across projects.
  • Collaborative consultative style w/ an inherent sense of balance between strategic thinking and pragmatic business decision making.
  • Comfortable working in a matrix organization and effectively engaging with multiple stakeholders in various levels of the organization.

More Information

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team

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