Graduate Geophysicial Engineer (Electricity Transmission Strategic Infrastructure) Warwick 2024

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Strategic Infrastructure delivers major strategic UK electricity transmission projects, focused on connecting more clean, low-carbon power to England and Wales. Strategic Infrastructure is a part of National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) and is responsible for delivering 17 major new projects to connect more clean, low-carbon power to the transmission network in England and Wales. These projects play a vital part in achieving the UK Government’s ambition of connecting 50GW of offshore wind by 2030. They will be delivered under the regulator’s Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) framework.

As well as these 17 projects, Strategic Infrastructure will also focus on the early-stage development of other strategic infrastructure that Ofgem has requested.

The role

As a Graduate Marine Structural Engineer, you’ll be working in the Offshore Engineering Team. Their purpose is to manage the marine aspects of significant offshore electrical transmission projects that form a critical component of the ‘Great Grid Upgrade’. Marine activities include cable system routeing, survey, design, and installation and the site selection, design and installation of marine structures to support our electrical assets using the latest subsea technologies. You will work within our multi-disciplinary engineering team and project teams to support the development and delivery of these assets, working diverse stakeholders, partners, and suppliers from initial concept through to successful operation.

You will support the development and delivery of geophysical engineering supporting offshore electrical assets including marine surveys, marine structures siting and foundation design; cable routeing installation and protection methods and audits, laboratory testing, interpretative reporting, modelling and risk management. You will be supporting both the survey installation and protection activities, including live assessments and final records and developing geophysical proposals which support the overall project ambitions (cost/time/programme). You’ll consider innovative technologies and solutions that help drive best practice as well as adhering to Health, Safety, Environmental and Sustainability standards. The graduate will be critical in supporting the engineering team to deliver a challenging plan of works and identify opportunities to increase efficiency, track risk and maximise data utilisation.

What you'll need

  • Masters degree level in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology and have a comprehensive understanding of the legislation, design, and operational standards associated with marine assets: structures and linear assets.
  • Flexibility to travel and/or work unsupervised will be required on occasion throughout the placement including the opportunity for a short period on a marine survey vessel.
  • Ability to engage with others and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic 24/7 operational environment.
  • Due to the amount of travel in this role you’ll need to have a valid full UK Driving License.


This role is based in Warwick and offers flexible, hybrid working.

We care about your wellbeing and want you to get the best out of your working environment, so our future for office-based teams is hybrid. Hybrid working is a mix between home and office working. Flexibility is the key, what’s important is that it meets the needs of the colleague and the business, and that you agree the best approach for you and your team with your manager.

Application Deadline

We recruit on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies once we have enough applications. We encourage you to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.

Assessment centres will be held from December 2023 onwards.

What you'll get

We are proud to offer a starting salary of £33,154 (Bachelor’s) or £34,300 (Master’s).

As a first step to your career in the energy industry, our Graduate Programmes are like no other! You’ll gain an insight into how we work at National Grid, understand what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits:

  • £2,000 bonus, once joined and started on programme
  • 26 days holiday
  • £2,400 payment on successful completion of the programme
  • Up to £200 per month accommodation allowance as you move around the business, and additional annual leave for when you move between placements plus assistance with moving personal belongings
  • Cost of living allowance (inner London, Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan areas)
  • Other benefits include pension and share-option schemes, Flexible Benefits, close mentorship and regular feedback, and volunteering opportunities
DEADLINE 1st February 2024