National Grid

Many MIT employees and students are National Grid customers; the company supplies gas and electricity to Boston and the northeastern US. Throughout the infamous “snowpocalypse” of 2015, the MIT community and the rest of Boston depended on National Grid to heat their homes and keep them safe through each storm. However, National Grid is also a global company, with operations throughout the United Kingdom, New England, and New York.

The LGO program has worked with National Grid since 2010 on a number of research projects, many of which have gained wider visibility in academic conferences and won awards in the energy industry. LGOs often work on projects involving advanced data modeling to improve customer coverage and power line repair during major storms.

National Grid is eager to recruit students that have an interest in progressing our vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future. Though we don’t have a rotational/leadership development program, LGOs have had success in joining the company through full time roles. LGOs are typically well-positioned to recruit for roles at the Lead, Principal, or Manager level depending on relevant experience. There are a number of departments across National Grid that could fit well with LGO skills and interests, including: Gas / Electric Asset Management & Engineering, Supply Chain, Strategy, Transformation, Clean Energy Development, Customer, IT/Digital, National Grid Renewables, and National Grid Ventures.

Recent Post-Graduation Job Titles: Senior Project Manager