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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 4-week in-person 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.

About the Position

Electric Transmission Engineering designs projects that improve the reliability of the high-voltage electric system for our customers. Our team has a process driven and self-directed culture; solving diverse technical challenges for large, complex, multi-year projects. We investigate new, innovative solutions for a wide variety of projects. We are proud of how we respond to emergency situations in-the-moment by supporting restoration efforts, and also develop standards and documentation for the next generation of engineers. Electric Transmission Engineering ensures safe and reliable transmission designs for customers and communities now and in the future.

What You’ll Do

You will build knowledge and experience to be able to:

  • Perform transmission line engineering and design work on various projects including new transmission lines, refurbishments, and reconductoring projects
  • Conduct field inspections, determine cost effective solutions, and develop comprehensive engineering reports based on applicable design codes, engineering procedures, and sound safety practices
  • Conduct engineering studies, analysis, and investigations in order to recommend corrective action or to prevent future problems
  • Specify, order, and coordinate material delivery and review vendor calculations and fabrication drawings
  • Prepare project specifications, and develop procedures and technical documents
  • Proactively build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to obtain and share information that will benefit National Grid and our customers


What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineer, or Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduated between May 2022 and June 2023 
  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program May 30, 2023 or June 26, 2023 
  • Valid US driver’s license 
  • 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 (such as sponsorship for an H-1B, TN, O, L, STEM OPT, or other employment-based work authorization)



$81,000 – $95,000 a year