National Grid Graduate Commercial Officer, Gas Transmission in Knowsley, United Kingdom
This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires.
Qualifications: You must have, or be predicted to gain, a 2:2 degree classification or above in the one of the following subjects:
Any STEM or Business related degree.
To apply for this role, you must hold a valid full UK car driving licence, or be willing to learn to drive and agree to secure a valid full UK car driving licence at least 3 months before the programmes start date.
About the role
The Pipelines Maintenance Centre (PMC) is a part of Gas Transmission Operations and it carries out the emergency response service for all the high pressure and large diameter pipelines in the UK, including the NTS, and on behalf of Independent Distribution Networks. PMC also delivers a broad range of Project and Planned works for internal and external customers.
The Commercial Officer (CO) can be involved in numerous activities, from holding internal and external suppliers to account, developing new business with customers, managing contracts and providing commercial support to Operational Teams during the delivery phase of the works.
What you'll do
Reporting directly into the PMC Commercial Manager, the CO will be assigned areas of responsibility dependent on the workload of the Team and the career direction chosen by the successful candidate. The jobs carried out on a day-to-day basis may be short or long term and will involve both team working with direct colleagues, collaboration with Operational Supervisors, Engineers and Managers within PMC, liaising with other part s of National Grid such as Finance, Legal and Global Procurement and individual, self-driven projects.
Examples of the types of work delivered include, amongst others:
Undertaking commercial analysis by customer, work stream and project to determine financial performance.
Conducting research and strategic analysis into new markets and providing reports/presentations to the PMC Management Team.
Managing the reviews, updates and maintenance of the PMC Risk Register including tracking of risk mitigation actions.
Supporting Operations Teams in pre and post contract commercial matters.
What's in it for you
You will take part in a breadth of commercial activities. Many of the activities will allow you to make good use of your Project Management skills. PMC is the only part of Gas Transmission that sells its services externally, so you will get the opportunity to really grow your stakeholder management skills. Working within a department that has Technicians out on-site working will allow you to build up an excellent knowledge of the NTS, Local Transmission Systems and pipeline repair techniques.
The role could aid you in working towards MCIPS or Registered Project Professional / Chartered Project Professional status (when the latter becomes available).
What you'll get
You will receive a starting salary of £28,105 (or £29,127 if you hold a Masters) and a £2000 joining bonus. You will also have access to a number of additional benefits such as 25 days’ holiday, a generous completion payment, an accommodation allowance as you move around the business, a competitive pension scheme and a number of flexible benefits to name just a few.
Who we are
At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.
The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 15th December, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.
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