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.
Standard Engineering is responsible for the design of gas distribution main projects allowing for the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to customers. Projects include main and service replacement, public works,
reliability and growth.
- Provide gas engineering and design for distribution projects.
- Member of an engineering design project team responsible to develop and manage all engineering aspects of a project.
- Manage external engineering design firms to ensure all work is performed in accordance with company standards, within budget and on schedule.
- Incorporate applicable Standards, Procedures, and State/Federal statutory requirements into Gas systems designs including all safety, health and environmental standards and procedures.
- Incorporate corporate process safety procedures into the project work flow as required.
- Identify/specify special order (non-stock) required materials.
- Identify the necessary permits associated with the project.
- Implement change control procedures as necessary to track design changes instituted by engineering or field operations and identify any associated risks that may result. Document any requests to deviate from approved/agreed to parameters and seek authorization where required.
- Participate in Storm restoration activities or other system emergencies (gas and electric) as called upon.
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
- Proven leadership experience, for example having taken a leadership position in a student club/society.
- Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Engineering disapline required.
- 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