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Senior Project Manager

National Grid
South East
Salary of £60,000 - £74,000 dependent on capability
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

Job Details

Location: South East

Job type: Permanent

Team: Electricity Transmission – New Infrastructure – London Power Tunnels

Closing Date: 12th August 2022

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 an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our New Infrastructure team delivering the London Power Tunnels project (LPT), currently National Grid’s biggest investment in the HV electricity transmission system in the UK.  The £1 billion project, to rewire South London via newly deep underground tunnels runs until 2026. This vital work will help keep Londoners connected to safe and reliable electricity supplies.

As Senior Project Manager, you will take ownership of the delivery of your package safely, to time and within regulatory allowances, successfully integrating across the LPT scheme to manage and mitigate risk and achieve the project outcomes. You will have the responsibility of inspiring and motivating your Project Managers to establish a high performing multi-discipline 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 lead by example, with a strong desire to help others develop, 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 package of works delivered safely, on time and to budget. You will have a background employing project management practice in an energy, utility or infrastructure environment. 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. 

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
  • Hybrid working between Home and Office/Site
  • Annual Performance Based Bonus of up to 15% of your base salary 
  • 28 days annual leave, 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.


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.

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.


National Grid is at the heart of energy in the UK. The electricity we provide gets the nation to work, powers schools and lights everyone’s way home. Our energy network connects the nation, so it’s essential that it’s continually evolving, advancing and improving. That’s why we need the very best people to join the team.

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