Senior Project Manager

Employer: National Grid
Job location
North England
Job salary
60,000 - 74,000
Job term
Job closing date

Team: Electricity Transmission – Customer Connections, North (we would also love to hear from you for roles we have in the South and Central regions) 

We at National Grid are responsible for delivering energy to millions of homes and businesses in the UK. We’re shaping a low carbon future………and your legacy starts here.


We are looking for experienced Senior Project Managers to join our Customer Connections team delivering projects to connect our Customers to the HV electricity transmission system.


As Senior Project Manager you are at the heart of delivering the Customer Connections portfolio and you could be involved in delivering projects such as the connection of nuclear power stations, wind farms, solar farms, and battery storage - all of which will provide clean and affordable energy. Other connections could be giga factories, data centres and hydrogen generators, that have the potential to create thousands of jobs and dramatically improve local economies. You will have the responsibility of inspiring and motivating your Project Managers to establish a high performing team, continually developing, and looking to find a better way for a sustainable future. 


In other words, this is a job that really matters. If you’re a brilliant, lively leader with a strong desire to help others flourish, have a passion to create a great experience for our customers and have a deep commitment to achieving Net Zero, it could be just the job for you.


About you


We’re looking for someone who is going to take the job personally! Someone who is going to be completely committed to getting their portfolio of works delivered safely, on time and to budget. You will have a background employing project and/or contract management practice in a similar field or discipline. You’ll have strong commercial acumen with demonstrable experience of leading cross functional teams and a stakeholder-centric approach to delivering a high-quality output. You’ll be a self-starter who is good at playing devil’s advocate and foreseeing potential problems.


You’ll ideally have a degree or qualification in project management, engineering, business management or equivalent experience, and you will need a driving licence that permits you to drive in the UK. 


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.   


What you'll get


  • Salary of £60,000 - £74,000 dependent on capability
  • Company Car
  • Annual Performance Based Bonus of up to 15% of your base salary 
  • 26 days annual leave (increasing to 28 after two years’ service) plus eight statutory days, and 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


We have a reputation for promoting a healthy work/life balance. If you want to see more of your children, help care for relatives, or simply get to walk your dog every evening, our flexible working arrangements will support you.


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The closing date for applications is 5th August 2022, and we are looking to hold interviews on 11th August, ideally in the Leeds region, but MS Teams will also be available.


More information


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.

Please follow the below link to learn more about us:


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.