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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Associate Engineer, Mechanical Engineering in Wading River, New York

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 start their careers at National Grid with an in-depth 8-week 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. National Grid is aiming for an in-person GDP experience for Summer 2021. 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.

Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position. Additionally, all Graduates will develop leadership skills through frequent development sessions and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid. You will meet amazing individuals, both within our organization and local communities and will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and insight to help you start and progress in your career.

About the Position

Perform technical investigations and administrative tasks related to power plant operation and maintenance. Analyze, identify, and take appropriate actions to correct unsatisfactory system and plant conditions and to improve plant performance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Investigate system performance problems and with Engineering, develop system modifications as needed

  • Interface with other company departments as well as external contractors and vendors in the performance of plant operations and maintenance

  • Conduct equipment tests, analyze the results and prepare recommendations for corrective actions

  • Oversee company or contractor work force in the performance of plant modifications, maintenance and repairs

  • Monitor all plant operating and environmental conditions through regular inspections and review of logs

  • Be “on call” on a regular scheduled basis during weekends and off hours to respond to plant contingencies

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Experience building and maintaining a network of relationships, with both internal and external stakeholders.


Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution

General knowledge in areas of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, electricity, and related disciplines preferred

Graduated between May 2020 and June 2021

Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program June 1, 2021 or June 21, 2021

Valid 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