Lead Asset Strategy Engineer


Northboro, MA, US, 01532

Division:  NE Electrical Planning and Design
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  50449
Job Function:  Engineering

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National Grid is hiring a Lead Asset Strategy Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design division in Northborough, Mass. This is a hybrid position with office visits at least 1-2 times a week.. US Colleagues must reside within our existing footprint, which includes contiguous states (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont).

Job Purpose


Asset Strategy is a new team established to manage National Grid’s electric transmission line, distribution line and substation assets across New England.  As an asset strategy engineer, you will develop asset-related strategies which enable the creation of robust, risk-based short-, medium- and long-term asset management plans to optimize electric transmission and distribution network performance.   The strategist will ensure that National Grid's networks are able to meet the our customers' desires to move to decarbonized and sustainable transportation, home heating and power generation sources.

Key Accountabilities


  • Leverage existing data, asset health and asset criticality information to create actionable asset strategies for key asset families.  These asset strategies should quantify existing and desired risk to the business and recommend capital investments needed to maintain or mitigate risk as needed.   
  • Define data enhancements to improve health modeling and enable whole-life costing to ultimately increase the effectiveness of our strategies to derive maximum value from our assets.
  • Support the development of company strategic business plans and future regulatory rate filings as needed.  
  • Develop asset policies to document and guide the application of asset strategies and inform asset management-based decisions.  
  • Create and maintain National Grid’s Strategic Asset Management Plan defining how our asset management objectives enable the realization of the company’s corporate objectives.  
  • Support the delivery of improvement initiatives identified in the most recent Asset Management Maturity assessment to align the New England electric business with the ISO55000 Asset Management Standard.  
  • Monitor and maintain the Engineering Risk Register aligned with corporate risk appetite.
  • Stay abreast of asset and risk management best-practices across industry and with peer utilities.
  • Provide mandatory normal and off-hours support during emergency response events (i.e. storms).  This obligation is required for all employees at National Grid.




  • A Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant technical major including engineering, math, science, data science or science-related subject.
  • Ten (10) plus years of experience of Nine (9) with a Masters Degree.  Eight (8) years with a PE or Seven (7) with a PE and MS. 
  • Extensive knowledge of electric transmission and distribution systems and assets (poles, conductor, cables, power transformers, circuit breakers, or protection/control systems) with the ability and desire to learn asset management frameworks, risk management concepts, and whole-life-costing; or…
  • Extensive knowledge of asset management frameworks, risk management concepts, and whole-life-costing with the ability to learn electric transmission and distribution systems and assets (poles, conductor, cables, power transformers, circuit breakers, or protection/control systems).  
  • Ability to “create the future” to deliver new asset management capabilities and efficiencies in response to the ever-evolving utility landscape.
  • Ability to understand and accurately define problems, analyze information, identify and evaluate solution options and make sound decisions and recommendations.  Ability to deal with complexity, uncertainty and incomplete or conflicting information.  
  • Ability to foster teamwork and work collaboratively yet able to be decisive to drive work forward, prioritizing incremental progress over perfection.  
  • High level of personal initiative and ability to interact internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Demonstrated experience of people management, change management and financial management.
  • Direct experience with PAS55 or ISO5500 is a plus.
  • Understanding of the regulatory compact, regulatory processes, New England electric transmission public planning process is a plus.
  • Valid driver's license required to facilitate travel, as necessary, across US service territory


More Information




$132,000 - $155,000 a year 
Salary commensurate with location and experience

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.


National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.  

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