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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Associate Analyst, Work Order Controls 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.

About the Position

Provide analytical and decison-making support within the Work Order Controls team, ensuring the timely and controlled progression of the electric functions' work order lifecycle. As an Associate Analyst within Investment Strategy, you wil provide reporting and advanced analytics that monitor, measure and manage work orders, plus provide guidance for Management action. At the higher levels this will role will delveop and implement corrective measures and procedures within Work Order Controls to improve the working of National Grid.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide reporting and analytics needed to effectively communicate electric work order lifecycles and data qualtiy aspects to various stakeholder groups.

  • Support the cadence of reporting needed to effectively communicate findings and action required. Report on effectiveness or corrective actions taken by the business.

  • Support adherence to the controls-based framework related to work orders and overall financial results.

  • Develop and implement corrective measures that enhance and improve the work oder lifecycle timeliness to closeout with high quality of financial results.

  • Support development and enhancement of policies, procedures, and job aids that provide the foundation of the work order lifecycle controls framework.

  • Research and analyze key themes from a wide rande of data sources in order to identify how different scenarios may impact upon the business.

  • Develop expertise and relationships that contribute to the identification and formulation of objectives specficto Work Order Controls in order to drive change and innovation within National Grid.

  • Maintain a continuous improvement approach. Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies.


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution; engineering or math background 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

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.