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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Associate Specialist, Customer Energy Integration in Waltham, Massachusetts

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

This role will support the Distribution Generation team with analysis activities that support National Grid’s interconnection of customer distributed generation facilities, including contract administration, online portal management, cost reconciliation, as well as regulatory and corporate tariffs.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the accumulation and reporting of data, providing support to relevant internal customers in order to ensure everyone is informed and aware of the underlying data so that business decisions can be made on a timely basis.

  • Execute instructions and requests, plan and organize resources and make appropriate arrangements to ensure that work within the team is carried out efficiently and in line with relevant policies and processes.

  • Update financial information where necessary in order to identify any anomalies or discrepancies.

  • Support the implementation of an online application portal, data migration and resolve any technical issue related to processing an application through the portal.

  • Act as a super user and provide necessary support for internal and external stakeholder.

  • Demonstrate expert proficiency with the tools and systems used to gather the information necessary to accumulate and organize the data we use into appropriate outputs.

  • Produce effective management information and reporting in order to provide insight on customers for senior team members.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work both in a team setting and independently, and exercise excellent judgment.

  • Solid communication skills (oral and written) and pro-active flexible style with the ability to work under tight deadlines.


Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution

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