We’re proud of our core capabilities in engineering. Our engineers and the expertise they bring to work every day are at the heart of our business. They’re helping us deliver innovation on a large scale, accelerating the path to clean energy, while maintaining reliability.
We have a Chief Gas Engineer and Chief Electricity Engineer who work across the UK and US business. These roles make sure there is significant focus on engineering at a senior level, providing appropriate input into the group Executive Committee.
They also help us celebrate our current engineering talent, while strengthening our efforts to attract new engineers to National Grid. Our industry is undergoing rapid change as we transition to a clean energy future, so we need people with the skills and enthusiasm that will help us get there.
Our Chief Engineers are profiled below. Here, you can read their biographies and find out about their individual skills and responsibilities.
Engineering will play a crucial role in the UK’s journey to reach net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050. To achieve net zero, we need to:
Find out more about the Net Zero Energy Workforce Report, which explores the employment opportunities and skills required to help the UK’s energy sector reach net zero by 2050.
National Grid’s replacement River Humber Pipeline will help maintain gas supplies to up to a quarter of UK customers.
Meet James Watson, Lead Advanced Commissioning Engineer in London. As well as keeping the electricity flowing to the London area, running drills to get ready to cope in a crisis has long been part of his team’s day job.