A vital part of the business

Improving and maintaining infrastructure keeps the energy flowing and our Construction teams make it all possible. They are responsible for constructing the majority of National Grid's Gas and Electricity Transmission Assets across the UK.  

Our Project and Commercial Services Teams, work in many sectors, including Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Commercial Services and Facilities and Operations across a variety of projects. The team are looking to grow and are seeking a Post-Graduate Quantity Surveyor for a 12-month year in industry. 

What we do

We bring together all the major digging, tunnelling, excavating, overhead line and cabling work for our large gas and electricity transmission projects. It’s incredibly diverse and challenging construction work – from the creation of new 400kV circuits at the heart of London’s electricity network to the installation of state-of-the-art security to protect our operationally critical sites. 

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Our 12-month postgraduate development programme is designed to provide you with both professional skills and specialist technical development opportunities. You’ll have the opportunity to manage costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. You’ll be supporting the delivery of projects to time and budget, developing your skills in minimising the cost of projects, enhancing value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality, positioning you at the forefront of one of the construction teams. With a mix of office and site-based work, you’ll be able to see first-hand how we work constantly to improve our energy networks. 

You'll be right at the heart of the action with this programme. The programme is tailored to give you the support, guidance and development opportunities you need to help you work towards chartered status. The structured programme includes but is not limited to training in: 

  • Technical report writing 

  • Team specific technical skills 

  • Project management (introduction and skilled) 

  • Influential communications 

  • Commercial concepts 

  • Team build challenge 

  • Continuous Improvement 


What you'll do

A typical day for a National Grid post-graduate starts in the morning with cups of tea or coffee and responding to any urgent client emails. 

Beyond that, anything could happen! You could get involved in report writing, modelling or commercial events. Your day could also involve visiting site and liaising with contractors, discussing options for contracts with colleagues, responding to client requests for information or meetings with the team about the scope and progress of projects. 

Naturally, there is a lot to learn and you are likely to be guided through complex software packages, team briefings and client updates from the start. 


My future

Where will it take me?

Agile, passionate and with a strong foundation of skills to build on. We’re looking for dynamic, adaptable Graduates to join our team and hit the ground running right away. 

Initiative and excellent relationship-building skills are essential. You’ll be genuinely interested in the work we do, and hungry to learn more. You’ll be eager to ask lots of questions – and ready to listen to the needs of our business. 

On successful completion of your 12-month programme, you'll have the opportunity to take on a permanent role within Construction as a Junior Quantity Surveyor. 

From there your future is in your hands, we'll work with you to continue building on a whole host of new skills, to enable you to succeed in your future. 

What’s in it for you?

National Grid is one of the most dynamic and important businesses in the UK. Whatever route you choose, you’ll learn essential skills to keeping a fast-paced, large-scale business running smoothly. 

You’ll develop leadership, business and technical skills through structured training and on-the-job learning, while enjoying all the perks and benefits that make working at National Grid a cut above the competition. 

Graduates joining us will receive a starting salary of £29,254 (Bachelors) / £30,318 (Masters), plus: 

  • 25 days holiday  

  • Higher cost of living allowance (Inner London, Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan areas) 

  • Pension and share-option scheme 

  • Flexible Benefits 

  • Close mentorship and regular feedback  

  • Accreditation with RICS  

  • Volunteering opportunities 

Application process

Join us

We’re looking for fresh talent and innovative thinking. If you’re passionate about the future of energy and excited by the prospect of working as part of a dynamic, inspiring team then you could be right for National Grid. 

To make sure you end up in the best possible role, we’ve created a 4 part recruitment process with you in mind. You’ll have the chance to demonstrate your skills, natural talents and personality, so we can get to know you a little better – and work out where you would best fit here. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to read more.