Lead EPC Project Manager


Chelmsford, GB, CM1 4LU Wickford, GB, SS11 8TZ GB St Neots, GB, PE19 5NX Wisbech, GB, PE13 5PH Redbridge, GB, IG8 8EU Barking, GB, IG11 0SH Eye, GB, IP23 7HL Ipswich, GB, IP8 4JL

Division:  Central & HS2
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  56893
Job Function:  Capital Project Delivery

About the role


We are looking for Lead EPC Project Managers experienced in high voltage electricity construction to support the delivery of our projects. This role requires a hybrid working approach with a mix of home, site and office working in the Essex/Suffolk/Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire area.


At National Grid we are responsible for delivering energy to millions of homes and businesses in the UK. Our Customer Connections team play a vital role in connecting new sources of electricity generation to the network and ensuring demand customers can connect too. To do this we need to deliver an increasing number of highly complex and exciting construction projects. We’re shaping a low carbon future…and this could be your legacy.


The key parts of being a Lead EPC Project Manager are to develop, sanction, deliver and close a number of connection investments to time, cost and specification in accordance with the Network Development Process. Ensuring health, safety and environmental issues are managed throughout the process and projects deliver the business’ regulatory stakeholder and customer commitments.


In other words, this is a job that really matters. Net zero cannot happen without connecting new, green generation and the demand customers who need it. If you’re a committed and passionate Project Manager who wants to make a difference in creating a great experience for our customers and achieving Net Zero, it could be just the job for you.

What you'll be doing


  • This is a lead project management role responsible for the delivery of complex high value projects. You will be able to demonstrate significant experience in project development and delivery of schemes safely on time and to budget
  • As an experienced Project Manager you will support and mentor the wider team to develop capability and ensure resilience, including undertaking additional duties as delegated by the Senior Project Manager
  • You will lead the investment process during pre-construction, delivery and closure for several projects (generally those which are considered more complex)
  • Be responsible for various trigger points in respect of the Quality of Connections Incentive, which will generate customer feedback. Once received, taking direct ownership for acting on that feedback
  • Undertake the required site and condition assessments, and support the consenting, type registration, cost estimation, programme risk mitigation and innovation activities to enable the delivery vehicle to implement the solution on site
  • You will monitor and control the investment throughout the process providing regular project monthly status reports including: SHE performance, milestone progress, risk management and competent, accurate and timely financial forecasting information to support regulatory reporting, and business and capital planning

What you'll need


  • Relevant Degree or equivalent qualification(s) and/or relevant experience in a related field
  • Strong Project Management skills including management of risk for delivery of projects to scope, time, cost, quality, safety and security of supply
  • Proficient technical knowledge of the Electricity Transmission System
  • Understanding of RIIO mechanisms
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Proficient understanding and experience of Safety and Environmental legislation, practices and policies
  • Full UK driving licence is essential

What you'll get


Salary of up to £70,000 dependant on experience – plus an additional Market Supplement of £4,500


  • Annual Performance Based Bonus
  • 37 hour working week
  • Hybrid working model between Home, Site and Office
  • Job Requirement Company Car
  • 26 days annual leave, 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


Training and development


We are keen to see our people progress and will support you in gaining the qualifications and skills you need to develop, bespoke to your needs and those of the business.

More information


National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) own the electricity transmission network in England and Wales. Every time you plug in your phone or flick a light switch, we’ve played a part. Not only are we responsible for delivering energy to millions of homes and businesses, we are also driving the move to cleaner energy, and the Government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.


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.


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The closing date for applications is 31/07/24.