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Graduate Development Program, Associate Engineer, Cyber Security

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. 

Information Technology and Digital Graduate Rotations

Advancing our Technology capabilities are vital to National Grid’s ability to realize our vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future. IT & Digital seeks to attract and develop high potential recruits, to enable the clean energy transition for all, deliver for our customers efficiently and ensure we maintain resilient, secure and compliant technology solutions. Our student programs help you develop technical and leadership skills and build core competencies that will shape the future of how National Grid leverages technology. This position gives you the opportunity to participate in our IT Graduate Development Rotational Program, an 18-month experience consisting of three 6-month rotations in varying IT departments. Your first rotation will be in the role outlined below and you will return to this role following two broadening 6-month rotations where your knowledge of IT at National Grid will be expanded. 

About the Position

As an Associate Engineer, you will support the Cyber Security team to ensure suspected cyber-attacks are alerted through technical analysis to understand, quantify, and predict the actions of threat actors operationally.

This is a hybrid role that is mostly remote with as needed in-office meetings, trainings, and teambuilding.

What You'll Do

You will:
  • Ensure that key cyber threats are identified, addressed, and resolved in a manner that satisfies the business.
  • Support the execution of plans to design, deploy, and support technical solutions.
  • Assist in the formulation of strategies and solutions in a consumable format on security engineering and applicable threats to security.
  • Contribute to the production the product roadmap understanding the needs of customers to security.
  • Support leads in implementing change to deliver benefits to the end user via security process and working practice improvements.

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution    
  • 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   
  • Proven leadership experience    
  • 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)

It would be awesome if you had

  • Experience with Cyber Security (coursework, clubs, internships, etc.)
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with Python


Northborough, MA $72,000 - $84,000 a year