Graduate scheme

£33,154 - £34,300

About us

National Grid is at the heart of the energy future, and our people are at the heart of National Grid. We’re 30,000 colleagues strong. In the UK, National Grid don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition as we focus on building a cleaner, greener future. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Our values and principles

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

About the role

Strategic Infrastructure delivers major strategic UK electricity transmission projects, focused on connecting more clean, low-carbon power to England and Wales. Strategic Infrastructure is a part of National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) and is responsible for delivering 17 major new projects to connect more clean, low-carbon power to the transmission network in England and Wales. These projects play a vital part in achieving the UK Government’s ambition of connecting 50GW of offshore wind by 2030. They will be delivered under the regulator’s Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) framework.

As well as these 17 projects, Strategic Infrastructure will also focus on the early-stage development of other strategic infrastructure that Ofgem has requested.

As a Graduate Marine Structural Engineer, you’ll be working in the Offshore Engineering Team. Their purpose is to manage the marine aspects of significant offshore electrical transmission projects that form a critical component of the ‘Great Grid Upgrade’. Marine activities include cable system routeing, survey, design, and installation and the site selection, design and installation of marine structures to support our electrical assets using the latest subsea technologies. You will work within our multi-disciplinary engineering team and project teams to support the development and delivery of these assets, working diverse stakeholders, partners, and suppliers from initial concept through to successful operation. You will support the development and delivery of geotechnical engineering supporting offshore electrical assets including marine surveys, marine structures siting and foundation design; cable routeing installation and protection methods and audits, laboratory testing, interpretative reporting, modelling and risk management. You will be supporting both the survey installation and protection activities, including live assessments and final records and developing geoproposals which support the overall project ambitions (cost/time/programme). You’ll consider innovative technologies and solutions that help drive best practice as well as adhering to Health, Safety, Environmental and Sustainability standards. The graduate will be critical in supporting the engineering team to deliver a challenging plan of works and identify opportunities to increase efficiency, track risk and maximise data utilisation.

What you'll need

Masters degree level in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology and have a comprehensive understanding of the legislation, design, and operational standards associated with marine assets: structures and linear assets.

Flexibility to travel and/or work unsupervised will be required on occasion throughout the placement including the opportunity for a short period on a marine survey vessel.

Ability to engage with others and strong communication skills.

Ability to operate in a dynamic 24/7 operational environment.

Due to the amount of travel in this role you’ll need to have a valid full UK Driving License.

Location

This role is based in Warwick and offers flexible, hybrid working.

We care about your wellbeing and want you to get the best out of your working environment, so our future for office-based teams is hybrid. Hybrid working is a mix between home and office working. Flexibility is the key, what’s important is that it meets the needs of the colleague and the business, and that you agree the best approach for you and your team with your manager.

Application Deadline

We recruit on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies once we have enough applications. We encourage you to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.

Assessment centres will be held from December 2023 onwards.

What you'll get

We are proud to offer a starting salary of £33,154 (Bachelor’s) or £34,300 (Master’s).

As a first step to your career in the energy industry, our Graduate Programmes are like no other! You’ll gain an insight into how we work at National Grid, understand what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits:

  • £2,000 bonus, once joined and started on programme
  • 26 days holiday
  • £2,400 payment on successful completion of the programme
  • Up to £200 per month accommodation allowance as you move around the business, and additional annual leave for when you move between placements plus assistance with moving personal belongings
  • Cost of living allowance (inner London, Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan areas)
  • Other benefits include pension and share-option schemes, Flexible Benefits, close mentorship and regular feedback, and volunteering opportunities

More Details

Salary

£33,154 - £34,300

Apply by

29.02.2024

Start date

01.09.2024

Locations

Warwick and offers flexible, hybrid working.

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