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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Assistant Associate Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

The world of energy is changing faster than ever. At National Grid, the work you do will touch lives and shape the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business. We’re planning, innovating and working to be as vital and relevant as ever before for our customers and communities. Join us and be at the heart of clean energy transition.

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 are the future of National Grid. Bringing fresh thinking, new perspectives and enthusiasm to our team, we’ll give you real responsibility and an opportunity to make an impact from day one – putting the power to supercharge your career in your hands.

Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an in-depth Orientation which gives you exposure to all parts 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. Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position and take part ongoing development activities through your first year including monthly development sessions, active mentorship, and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid.

National Grid is aiming for an in-person GDP experience for Summer 2022. 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.

Job Purpose

  • Assist with system planning, feasibility and interconnection studies to help advance business and project opportunities, largely in competitive environments.

  • Support the broader Business Development team during the origination and development phases.

  • Support aspects of electric system performance, interconnection studies, engineering requirements and related implementation / construction expectations

  • Support technical evaluations of projects and support economic values and cost estimations

  • Assist with related regulatory implications, wholesale market considerations & processes

  • Assess & incorporate technical evaluations across a broad range of technologies, such as batteries, wind and solar resources, overhead and underground transmission, as well as traditional resources.

  • Participate and monitor related Federal, State and Regional energy and infrastructure developments and requirements, with a primary focus on NYISO, ISO-NE and Eastern PJM Regions.

  • Work across all phases of feasibility assessments, proposal write-ups, cost and pricing formation,stakeholder engagement, regulatory processes

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist with engineering and transmission assessments and analysis

  • Support production cost modeling, economic and regional market evaluations to assist in key strategic insights, identify or confirm project opportunities and solutions;

  • Apply innovative approaches to simulation and analysis that can help identify or support new initiatives

  • Support technical analysis as needed to support potential project partnerships

  • Document, present and report findings and justifications.

  • Support siting, permitting and licensing requirements and/or hearings, if required.


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution: Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering

  • Graduated between May 2021 and June 2022

  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program May 31, 2022 or June 27, 2022

  • Valid US 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

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.