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Graduate Development Program, Associate Engineer, NY Telecommunications

Syracuse, New York, United States
About Us
The world of energy is changing faster than ever. At National Grid, the work you do will touch lives and shape the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry. To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. We're planning, innovating, and working to be as vital and relevant as ever before for our customers and communities. Join us and be at the heart of clean energy transition.

About the Graduate Development Program
National Grid's Graduate Development Program (GDP) is an in-depth training and development program for high achieving recent college graduates who aspire to take on future leadership roles in a dynamic, ever-changing industry. Graduates are the future of National Grid. Bringing fresh thinking, new perspectives, and enthusiasm to our team, we'll give you real responsibility and an opportunity to make an impact from day one - putting the power to supercharge your career in your hands.

Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an in-depth 4-week in-person Orientation which gives you exposure to all parts of the company, allows you to network with your Graduate cohort, GDP alumni, and senior leaders, and provides you with the opportunity to travel throughout our service territory in the northeast US. Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position and take part ongoing development activities through your first year including monthly development sessions, active mentorship, and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid.

About the Position
As an Associate Engineer, NY Telecommunications, you will be responsible for the engineering design, implementation, integration, and troubleshooting support for telecommunications and data network systems involving electric transmission, distribution, sub-transmission, metering and other grid technologies. As part of the NY Telecommunications Engineering Department, you will work on a wide range of projects, taking innovative concepts and visions and making them a reality. You will help enable the energy future through projects supporting wind and solar, energy storage, smart grid and transportation electrification.

What You'll Do
As an Associate Engineer, you will participate in the specification, design, and implementation of innovative communications and networking technologies for the electric distribution and sub-transmission systems. You will:
  • Evaluate emerging technologies, participate in equipment specification and selection and perform end-to-end solution design including validation and testing of communications systems
  • Perform routine engineering work requiring application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out engineering tasks
  • Complete assignments that are designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities while being guided by engineering manager and/or more senior engineers
  • Execute instructions and requests, plan and organize resources, and make appropriate arrangements to ensure that work is carried out efficiently and in line with policies and processes
  • Engage IT and third party communications partners in the development of end to end communications solutions.
  • Build and nurture relationships with industry peers and other external industry influencers to keep abreast of technical innovations and their potential benefits.

What You'll Need
  • Bachelor or Master's degree from an accredited institution with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, or Network Engineering
  • Graduated between May 2022 and June 2023
  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program May 30, 2023 or June 26, 2023
  • Valid US driver's license
  • Applicants for the Graduate Development Program must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (such as sponsorship for an H-1B, TN, O, L, STEM OPT, or other employment-based work authorization)


$72,000 - $85,000 a year

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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