Project Manager - Electricity Construction

National Grid
£43000 - £55,000
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Utilities / Energy
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

Who are we?

We at National Grid are responsible for delivering energy to millions of homes and businesses in the UK. Every time you plug in your phone or flick a light switch, we’ve played a part.

We’re shaping a low carbon future … and your legacy starts here.

We are looking for Project Mangers with different levels of experience to join our project teams working on major new infrastructure projects. We lead on developing, consenting and delivery of major new infrastructure projects for overhead line, substation and high voltage cable systems. The solutions you will develop and deliver will not only meet the technical needs of the National Grid Electricity Transmission network today, but also ensure that our system is transformed to meet the net zero future.

This work centres around the new developments required to enable net zero future. Our work connects the increasing amounts of generated renewable energy to homes across the country, aiding the transition to a more sustainable future.

About you

As Project Manager you are at the heart of these works. 

Depending on experience level you will be either a part of or leading a multidisciplinary team through whole project life cycle, from option selection through to delivery and commissioning.  

We have opportunities for Project Managers to work on different projects within our portfolio across all stages of the project lifecycle from managing optioneering and development works including front end engineering design, programme, forecasting and internal and external interfaces to construction delivery. 

You may be involved in preparing business cases to secure funding; managing change and identifying risks and opportunities to enable development of solutions for the successful delivery and construction in the future while considering business’, stakeholder and customer commitments. Irrespective of the project phase, you will work closely with a talented team of planners, quantity surveyors, accountants, operational colleagues, and other specialists across the business to meet the needs of the project and deliver for key internal and external stakeholders.

You will have:

  • Ablility to demonstrate a key understanding of fundamental Project Management skills, and how these are applied to infrastructure projects
  • Skill in contract management practice in a similar field or discipline
  • Commercial acumen with demonstrable experience of leading cross functional teams and a stakeholder-centric approach 
  • Experience in either project development or construction of infrastructure projects is required; both are desirable but not essential
  • Experience working within the business processes and governance
  • Broad understanding of the energy transition
  • Understanding and experience of Safety and Environmental legislation, practices and policies. 
  • A full driving licence and will be able to travel to meet work 

What you'll get

  • A competitive salary depending on the role and experience (Associate Project Manager £38,000 - £43,000; Project Manager £43000 - £55,000; Lead Project Manager £55,000 - £65,000)
  • 37 hour contracted week
  • Market Supplement of £3,000 per annum
  • Company Car
  • Annual Performance Based Bonus of up to 6% of your base salary 
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 26 after two years’ service) plus eight statutory days 
  • The option to buy additional or sell holiday days 
  • Generous contributory pension scheme - we will double-match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%
  • Financial support to help cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave – so long as it’s relevant to your role
  • Access to several flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few
  • Family care benefits including a back-up care service for when your usual care arrangements fall through (six paid days each year as standard with the option to purchase further days)
  • Access to a numerous apps which support health, fitness and wellbeing


More Information

National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) is at the heart of energy in the UK. The electricity we provide gets the nation to work, powers schools and brings energy to life. Our energy network connects the nation, so it’s essential that it’s continually evolving, advancing, and improving.

In NGET we are passionate about both operating our network safely and providing highly reliable quality of supply for our customers. At the heart of achieving these outcomes is the effective control and operation of our network.

To find out more about us, please follow the link below:

At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.

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