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Lead EPC Project Manager

National Grid

National Grid

United Kingdom
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

About the role

Great Britain's electricity infrastructure is undergoing an ambitious, exciting and vital transformation. Together with industry, we are creating a cleaner, greener system, one that protects the planet and serves generations to come.

We have a portfolio of large-scale construction projects within the Infrastructure Development and Delivery (ID&D) team. These projects are at the earliest stages of development.

The projects present an ideal opportunity to give something back to society in delivering our net zero ambition and engage with OFGEM to gain regulatory approval.

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious Lead EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Project Manager to join our ID&D team.

This role requires a hybrid working approach with a mix of home, site and office working. Projects are based in the North-East of England and once projects are underway, it is anticipated you’ll be on site for a minimum of 2-3 days per week.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the investment process during pre-construction, delivery and closure for complex projects ensuring governance is maintained throughout.
  • Evaluate multiple project drivers.
  • Develop, support, sanction, and deliver the optimal solution and best value to the consumer.
  • Obtain regulatory approval for your project.
  • Ensure internal and contractor compliance with Health & Safety, CDM & Environmental legislation as well as adherence to National Grid SHES standards.
  • Enact/Support the role of Client's Delegated Representative and where appropriate, Principal Designer or arrange for the provision of Principle Designer for each project as required under CDM Regulations.
  • Assess the need for and Monitor Front End Engineering Design (FEED) support; and control their activities.
  • Provide regular project status reports - financial forecasting, SHESQ performance, milestone progress & risk management data.

About You

You’ll be an accomplished project manager with experience of delivering complex high value projects, safely, on time and to budget, leading several teams.

You’ll have the ability to support and mentor the wider team, developing capability and resilience.

Given some of the projects are in the early development phase experience in project development, seeking Development Consent Order and/or Local Planning to facilitate construction is desirable, but not essential.

What's in it for you?

A competitive salary of or £58,900 – £74,000, plus a market supplement of £4,500 per annum

  • Annual Performance Based Bonus
  • 37 hour working week. Flexible working – We recognise it is important to ‘strike a balance’ between work and life pressures. If successful in your appointment, we will work with you to agree a mutually beneficial working pattern.
  • Job Requirement Company Car
  • 26 days annual leave, plus eight statutory days
  • 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 is 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.

More Information

This role closes at midnight on 22nd July 2024, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if you are excited about this role but your experience or qualifications do not match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.


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.