Product Line Release Train Engineer


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  IT Digital Execution UK
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  46106
Job Function:  Information Technology

About us

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.


In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.


The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. 

Job Purpose

The Release Train Engineer purpose is to manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART using various tools, such as the Program Kanban, along with establishing and communicating the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs).


They will facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering a Continuous Exploration process that drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning events, as well as facilitating the PI planning event.


They will also assist in tracking the execution of features and capabilities, facilitate the periodic synchronization events, including the ART sync, assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary.


Work with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment and improve the flow of value through value streams by improving and assessing the practices associated with DevOps and Release on Demand in the Continuous Delivery Pipeline.

Key Accountabilities

  • Product Management - Managing and developing products or services through their full life cycle from inception, growth, maturity, decline to retirement. 
  • Methods and Tools - Ensuring methods and tools are adopted and used effectively throughout the organisation. 
  • Measurement - Developing and operating a measurement capability to support agreed organisational information needs. 
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management - Influencing stakeholder attitudes, decisions, and actions for mutual benefit. 
  • Organisational Change Management - Planning, designing, and implementing activities to transition the organisation and people to the required future state. 
  • Knowledge Management - Managing vital knowledge to create value for the organisation. 
  • Organisational Capability Development - Providing leadership, advice and implementation support to assess organisational capabilities and to identify, prioritise and implement improvements. 
  • Competency Assessment - Assessing knowledge, skills, competency and behaviours by any means, whether formal or informal, against frameworks such as SFIA. 
  • Release and Deployment – Applying the processes, systems and functions required to make new and changed services and features available for use. 
  • Employee Experience, enhancing employee engagement and ways of working, empowering employees and supporting their health and wellbeing. 
  • Organisational Facilitation, supporting workgroups to implement principles and practices for effective teamwork across organisational boundaries and professional specialisms
  • Professional Development, facilitating the professional development of individuals in line with their career goals and organisational requirements
  • Performance Management - Improving organisational performance by developing the performance of individuals and workgroups to meet agreed objectives with measurable results.

Knowledge, Experience and Technical Know How

  • Can successfully operate at ‘C’ level, forming strong relationships and engagement as needed across all levels of the Business Entity.
  • Has good leadership, relationship, communication, and presentation skills combined with a good track record of delivery.
  • Experience of strategic, investment and product planning ensuring alignment with business strategy and priorities
  • An excellent understanding of the business area within which they are operating
  • A good understanding of current and emerging product methods, agile methodologies, and trends
  • Experience of working within a heavily matrixed organisation, with the ability to drive for results
  • A good understanding of financial management, benefits management and realisation linked to business results.

What You'll Get

A competitive salary between £55,000 - £75,000 per annum– 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.



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.