Higher Apprentice Project Development Engineer, Electricity Transmission

National Grid Plc
Warwick Technology Park, Warwick, CV34 6DA
£24,533.00 annually
18 Dec 2020
24 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Have you ever considered yourself to be an innovator, or an investigator, with a desire to work with newtechnologiesand enable the energy transition?

Joining theProject Development EngineerHigher Apprentice programme,you will work with experienced engineers to determine what we build, when we build it, and how we fund it.You will lead a cross-company team through the Optioneering phase of our investment processto deliver sustainable solutions for our customers, support National Grid's 2050 Net Zero targetand take thesemulti-million-poundschemes in front of the investmentcommittee to sanction.

Our Higher Apprentice Roles are fast paced and varied; this gives you the best chance to develop your skills and gain as much valuable work experience as possible. As a graduate on the engineering and asset management programme, you can expect to be involved in any number of the below activities
  • Support the development of a portfolio of projects across a broad range of engineering disciplines and project types, including overhead lines; cables; substations;switchgear;security infrastructure; and flood defences.
  • Assist in the creation of a sustainable Capital Plan by accurately forecasting the scope, cost andprogrammeof a portfolio of future electricity investments.
  • Supported by some of the most experienced engineers in the industrytodevelop your technical understanding of National Grid's assets.
  • Assist in the re-examination of need cases and build/non-build options.

Engagewith external stakeholders to support Development Consent Orders for major infrastructure developments, such as the construction of new overhead lines.

Monitor investment evolution and delivery against value, need case, and affordability by ensuring any change in circumstance is fully evaluated and assessed.

Fulfil duties of a Construction Design and Management (CDM) client role for Electricity Transmission.

We're proud to offer a competitive salary of £24,533

This opportunity will be based in Warwick

The closing date will be Sunday 15th March 2021, we advise all candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We can't deliver on our net zero commitment without a generation of people with the technical expertise and skills to revolutionise green technology. You'll need to be safety conscious, eager to learn and capable of working to procedures.

Personal qualities

We're excited to work with people who want to make a difference. Who share our drive and dedication to create cleaner energy solutions that will benefit everyone.

We're looking for a diverse range of talents. We need the best of British ingenuity to help us address the climate challenge. We need people with creativity, energy, enthusiasm and skills from across every community to help us to do the job that can't wait.

Join us and we'll help you to realise your potential.

Desired qualifications

You must have, or be predicted to gain, a Grade C-A* or above/4-9 GCSE or equivalent in English Language.

In addition to the GCSE requirements, you must also have one of the following sets of qualifications:
  • 2 A-Levels - 1 must be in either maths or Physics (Grade C/4 or above)
  • BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Engineering (Merit or Distinction with the maths modules being Merit or Distinction)
  • BTEC National Diploma Level 3 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Engineering (Merit or Distinction with the maths modules being Merit or Distinction)
  • ONC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Merit or Distinction with the Maths modules being Merit or Distinction)
  • HNC/HND in Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering (Pass, Merit or Distinction)
  • Degree in maths, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering

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.

Future prospects

There's never been a more exciting time to join the energy sector. It's a transformational era as we work to come up with solutions that will enable us to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change. We need problem solvers, creative thinkers and people with passion to help us deliver a clean, green energy system for the future.

If you're at school, studying at college oruniversity, a graduate, looking for a career change or for a new challenge, we're looking for you to join our New Talent Programmes.

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