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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Associate Program Manager, Capital Project Delivery 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 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. 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

The Workplan Development & Resource Management (WD&RM) department maintains the excellent performance needed to successfully build, execute, and resource workplans, meet our financial commitments, and meet our customer & regulatory commitments. The Program Management team within WD&RM is responsible for implementing and delivering non-complex projects, programs, & blankets within 5-year constrained workplan.

The Program Manager is responsible for the operational efficiency and excellence of select portfolios of work with the Electric Distribution Processes. The Program Manager builds internal and external relationships to improve customer satisfaction while providing visibility to the work plans. As a program manager for the current Grid Modernization program and other potential renewable energy initiatives, you will provide management of this portfolio to ensure the work is delivered on time and mandated targets are met.

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with the Grid Modernization Execution Team to deliver the Company’s strategic energy efficiency and climate change initiatives.

  • Track, report, and forecast project financials and milestones each month.

  • Keep internal and external departments informed of project requirements and schedules using appropriate communication methods.

  • Identify risks to project delivery including major permit issues or restrictions, logistical problems, cost constraints or contractual problems and recommend appropriate action.

  • Challenge existing processes and continuously seek ways to do things better to drive greater efficiencies for the business.

  • Build and maintain a program resource and work plan for the specific portfolio in Primavera 6.

  • Manage current year work plan and implement future strategies to meet regulatory, budgetary, and jurisdictional goals for New England distribution electric portfolio.

  • Promote teamwork and collaboration within the Work Development and Resource Management Team and other internal stakeholders.

  • Effectively support other Program Managers and efficiency initiatives as required.


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Engineering, Business, or Project Management preferred

  • 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

  • Project Management experience, preferred

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.