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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Assistant Associate Engineer, Gas Asset Engineering in Melville, New York

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) (https://careers.nationalgridus.com/graduate-development-program) 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

To enable National Grid to build and maintain a safe, reliable and robust gas transmission and distribution system and optimize the return on investment from assets related to gas pressure regulation which includes over 575 pressure regulating stations, 17 custody transfer stations, 1000 remote data acquisition terminals (RTU's), and 74 natural gas heaters located in Downstate New York.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the construction and commissioning of new assets within the terminal identifying the requirement to replace/upgrade existing equipment as well as the provision of technical support.

  • Contribute to the development, review and update of operational and environmental plans and procedures to ensure safe and cost effective operation of plant and equipment.

  • Work towards eliminating all accidents by adopting risk assessment techniques, method statements and being aware of potential hazards and reporting all near misses.

  • Identify and formulate strategic objectives specific to gas pressure regulation andidentify and employ technical innovation in order to drive change, improve reliability, manage risk, meetregulatory obligations and deliver customer satisfaction at optimum cost

  • Design work plans in a non-geographically based group to ensure effective use of resources andeffective solutions for internal customers

  • Develop risk based capital plans for National Grid pressure regulating stations, natural gas heaters, andsystem automation equipment performance in the medium term (up to five years) including estimates tolevel 1 accuracy

  • Develop capital rate plans and deliver them to regulatory agencies including New York Public ServiceCommission.

  • Deliver work scopes for projects to upgrade or replace assets within the portfolio

  • Work closely with Project Management, Resource Planning, and Complex Construction to ensure thatwork plans are delivered on time and on budget

  • Provide technical support for the Instrument & Regulator department to solve problems related toequipment design and maintenance

  • Coordinate field work and investigation to evaluate asset conditions and works closely with Instrumentand Regulation in development of the asset management programs

  • Review and improve existing design and maintenance standards and specifications

  • Make recommendations for program improvements

  • Manage budget for PRE NY Capital plans

  • Participate in process safety reviews as required for new pressure regulating assets and modificationswith respect to siting, design, and operational risks

  • Attend Bi-weekly Engineering Process Safety meetings

  • Complete action items, training, and other key performance indicators related to the team’sperformance

  • Meet with key external stakeholders as required – Pipeline Companies, Regulatory Agencies

  • Work with other functional leaders in National Grid to drive consistency and sharing of best practice inengineering and asset management for Gas Distribution.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering

  • 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.

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