Strategy Manager


London, GB, WC2N 5EH Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  NGV Interconnectors
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  47837
Department:  National Grid Ventures
Job Function:  Strategy

About the role

Help us reach the full renewable energy potential in the North Sea via offshore hybrid projects.

Part of the National Grid Group, National Grid Ventures (NGV) develops, operates and invests in energy projects, technologies, and partnerships to accelerate the development of a clean energy future.


We have a strong track record of delivering electricity interconnector projects. By 2024, we'll have a total of six subsea electricity interconnectors with a capacity of 7.8 GW connecting the UK with four EU Member states (France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark), as well as Norway.


The North Sea has the potential to be a clean energy 'powerhouse' for Europe and we're working with European partners to develop a vision for offshore hybrid projects.


As a Strategy Manager, you'll join the European Offshore Development team reporting directly to the Head of European Strategy. We're leading the development of the next wave of offshore grid business development activities in conjunction with our EU partners. The European energy landscape is changing rapidly and you'll play a vital role in supporting the NGV Interconnectors business in defining its strategic direction to enable net zero and drive future growth.


This role is based from London or Warwick, and you can enjoy our hybrid working from office and home.

About you

  • Experience in strategy development and/or execution in large and complex corporate and commercial environments, with an ability to apply a broad set of strategic frameworks to solve real business issues.
  • Broad understanding of the energy sector and regulatory issues affecting the industry and long term internal and external influences.
  • Ability to work with and influence executive level and senior leaders within an organisation, and engage effectively at multiple levels across an organisation.
  • Ability to lead and deliver high priority projects.
  • An understanding of the operational and commercial challenges faced by a business.
  • An ability to convey complex strategic ideas and proposals to a wide range of audiences in a structured and logical way, through both written and verbal forms.
  • Comfort working in a matrix organisation with multiple stakeholders to facilitate cross functional teams which operate collaboratively and innovatively.
  • Ability to challenge entrenched thinking in a constructive manner; a willingness and openness to receiving similar challenge.
  • Ability to coach others to meet their full potential.
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent.

What you'll get

A competitive salary between £55,000 – £75,000 – dependent on capability. 


As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus of up to 15% of your salary for stretch performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of 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.

About us

National Grid Ventures (NGV) is at the forefront of the energy transition. We operate across the UK, Europe and US, developing, operating, and investing in large-scale clean energy infrastructure. We’re helping to accelerate society’s drive towards net zero while maintaining security of supply today.


NGV runs separately from National Grid plc’s core regulated operations. We’ve built a broad portfolio of businesses that work together to keep the lights on, decarbonise the economy and power a clean, fair and affordable energy future for consumers. 

More information

This role closes on 1 October 2023 at 23:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary. 


At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.


Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.