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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Associate Engineer, Offshore Wind in Boston, Massachusetts

At National Grid, we’re Superpowered

The world of energy is changing faster than ever. At National Grid, we keep people connected and society moving. But it’s so much more than that. We’re dreamers, big-thinkers, innovators, and builders. We’re shaping the current, to change the future. We know that a clean, fair, and affordable energy future is in our hands. So we explore with energy, with innovation and technology powering our progress, and helping us to find a better way to deliver energy to all National Grid supplies us with the environment to make it happen – inspiring us, giving us time to recharge and providing a safety net on tougher days. But it’s our people that provide our true superpower. They drive and sustain our growth, their unique differences only making us stronger. So join us, and power the future of energy. Find what makes you Superpowered .

*Find your superpower with 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 will shape the future of National Grid. Bringing fresh thinking, new perspectives, and exploring with energy, we’ll give you real responsibility and an opportunity to move with purpose 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 quarterly development sessions, active mentorship, and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid.

About the Position

As an Associate Engineer, you will be working in the US Offshore Development business unit supporting electrical engineering of onshore and offshore power cable systems. These include high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and high-voltage (HVAC) export cables, subsea power cables and onshore underground transmission. You will will interface with cable suppliers, engineering consultants, and permitting consultants to support cable work packages from FEED study through detailed design. You will be at the heart of creating a clean, fair, and affordable energy future!

This is a hybrid role with flexible in-person office days depending on meetings, training, and collaboration.

What You'll Do

You will be a part of an innovative, dynamic, and mission-driven team!

You will:

  • Perform technical assessments of electric transmission cable requirements, such as siting, routing, on-land, off-shore, and cost estimation, as needed to help pursue most economically advantageous options, feasibility, and project opportunities.

  • Support workstream responsible for conceptual design through project delivery of cable systems to interconnect large offshore wind farms and offshore grids.

  • Support technical reports, studies and drawings associated with cables system including considerations for the electrical and civil design of high voltage AC and DC transmission lines.

  • Support technical analysis as needed to support potential project partnerships.

  • Document, present and report findings, and justifications. Help prepare executive summaries or investment committee papers.

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

  • Work in a project team and matrix environment interacting with individuals across NG functions in the US and UK.

  • Support technical work with external vendors, including support of tendering and execution of RFI and RFPs.

What You'll Need

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

  • Graduated between May 2023 and June 2024

  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program on May 28, 2024 or July 8, 2024

  • 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)


Brooklyn, NY $79,000- $93,000 a year

Boston, MA and Waltham, MA $74,000- $87,000 a year

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

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.