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Role requirements

This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires. We will not be able to guarantee which location you will be based at if you are offered this role.


You must have, or be predicted to gain, a 2:2 degree classification or above in the one of the following subjects:

Project Management, Business Management, Change Management, Finance, Business related degrees & will consider Engineering with Project Management, Engineering

To apply for this role, you must hold a valid full UK car driving licence.

About the role

Does the idea of managing your own projects interest you? Do you find yourself researching and investigating why you are involved in most of the work you are doing, as well as trying innovative or new techniques and technologies to achieve great results? If yes, then you'll certainly be interested in supporting our Gas or Electricity construction and Project Controls teams. Developing your commercial and technical understanding of delivering new National Grid assets during the 18-month programme, and engaging with the project design and delivery teams to deliver a range of construction projects.

Some of our largest projects are waiting in the pipeline for you to be a part of. You'll be out and about visiting many of our sites to understand how construction projects are carried out, and to evaluate potential hazards and risks which the delivery team may encounter along the way.

What you'll do

As a member of either the Gas, Electricity or Project Controls team, you will work with experienced Project Managers and Engineers and will gain experience and knowledge in the following areas:
  • The safe and efficient delivery of all projects within a challenging construction environment;
  • Support Project Managers in ensuring they deliver their projects to time, quality and cost objectives;
  • Commercial, contractual and financial management experience throughout end to end project lifecycle;
  • The independent assurance and delivery of safe, efficient and innovative design solutions that are compliant with National Grid policies, specifications and procedures;
  • Project Quality Assurance and the development and maintenance of the Quality Management System - and implementing it throughout the lifecycle of projects;
  • At site, you will have the opportunity to monitor the contractors site activities to ensure compliance with National Grid's Safety
  • Health & Sustainability (SHS) standards, Health & Safety legislation, Environmental legislation and CDM (construction, design and management) regulations.

What's in it for you

This is a unique opportunity to develop your stakeholder management and contract management skills; both vital in a successful leader.

In Capital Delivery, we are committed to the personal development of our employees. Joining us, you'll be supported as you develop a wide range of leadership, business and technical skills through structured training and on the-job experience. You'll work closely with your line manager to establish and navigate through a Personal Development Plan that is tailored to your needs.

What you'll get

You will receive a starting salary of £28,105 (or £29,127 if you hold a Masters) and a £2000 joining bonus. You will also have access to a number of additional benefits such as 25 days' holiday, a generous completion payment, an accommodation allowance as you move around the business, a competitive pension scheme and a number of flexible benefits to name just a few.

Who are we

At National Grid, we don't just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid's ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

Role location
  • Warwick
  • Leeds / Manchester
  • London

This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires. We will not be able to guarantee which location you will be based at if you are offered this role

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 15th December, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods canand may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

Further information

If you consider yourself to have a disability, long term health condition and/or require any reasonable adjustments to complete any part of our application process, please make us aware as soon as possible so we can make the relevant adjustments.

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