Commercial Development Lead


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  NGV Business Development
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  44150
Department:  National Grid Ventures
Job Function:  Strategy

About the Role


Commercial Development Lead - Warwick (with hybrid working)


Sitting within National Grid Ventures (NGV), the New Interconnectors Business Development team are responsible for the identification, and pursuit, of new large-scale business growth opportunities in the offshore and interconnection space.


The expansion of our ambitious and dynamic Business Development team has given rise to two Commercial Development Lead positions. We’re on the lookout for talented and driven individuals to contribute towards a range of tasks in an agile working environment.  

You will also have direct exposure to key external stakeholders including BEIS, Ofgem, industry groups, project partners plus domestic and international system operators. We’ll empower you to develop a wide range of skills across all aspects of our business and play a leading role in the identification and execution of key initiatives which will underpin our new business.


This role is based in Warwick, and we continue to offer hybrid working from office and home. We are open to full time and part time applicants, as well as flexible working arrangements.

What you'll be getting up to


  • Proactively market scan to identify and manage future financial risks and opportunities (including changes to industry codes)
  • Inspect, cleanse and transform data to provide in-depth analysis on complex issues and present key findings to senior stakeholders
  • Lead cross functional workstreams, overseeing and leading significant projects to progress the development of NGV’s new businesses
  • Coordinate, review and challenge the work of external economic consultants
  • Develop and manage strategic internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Design complex commercial arrangements, including setting up, negotiating, and managing large contracts
  • Negotiate complex regulatory, technical and commercial arrangements with European and/or GB bodies
  • Oversee, provide thought leadership and draft input to company position papers and consultation responses

About You


To be successful in this role, you will need to be curious and entrepreneurial in your approach with a genuine passion to contribute towards the delivery of projects that will be critical to the UK’s decarbonisation objectives. In addition to demonstrating financial and commercial awareness, you will need experience in delivering complex and multifaceted work programmes.


It would be beneficial (but not essential) to have some working knowledge of one (or more) of the following subjects:

  • HVDC assets
  • Delivery of major infrastructure projects
  • Procurement and contract management
  • Regulatory economics
  • Policy development
  • Power trading
  • GB and/or EU transmission system operation
  • Cross-border market arrangements

What's in it for you?


  • A competitive salary depending on experience 
  • An annual bonus based on personal and company performance
  • 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 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 apps that support health, fitness and wellbeing.



  • Safety & Health comes first. Home working is common, and we are shaping our own hybrid working. You have a say in what works for you.
  • No one dictates your calendar, you control your work. We trust in the appetite to reach our common goals, not in micromanagement. 
  • We work with flat hierarchies – talk to anybody at any time. 
  • You keep learning and growing in your field. Pick a training course, attend a conference of your choice. Get inspired.

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Advert Close Date


This advert closes on 11th June at 11:59PM


The selection process will consist of one face-to-face interview. Interviews will take place on week commencing 26th June. If you will be unavailable on any dates during that week, please ensure this is stated in your Cover Letter.


We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.