Scott Field - Project Engineer
I'm part of the National Grid programme delivery team - at a high level I'm responsible for the safe, efficient and timely completion of construction projects. These projects are critical to ensuring the electrical transmission capability of the UK, both immediately and in the future.
Currently I'm working on a cable cooling scheme. It's a scheme that's looking to upgrade and enhance the rating capability of the existing transmission network, in a specific part of it.
A National Grid person for me is somebody who will not accept or give anything less than 100 per cent. We're completely unapologetic and proud of what we do. It matters to us, it matters to the UK and it matters to our global community. And we're all part of that community.
The support available to the National Grid employee and myself has been vast. For me it really comes in two guises - both formal and informal support methods. Formally, I've received training and examination in things such as project management, site safety, environmental management, and design and technical aspects and all of these have been essential to improve my competence and be able to achieve and deliver my role.
Over the next few years, given the experience I've gained here, I'd very much like to step away from the coal face of construction and perhaps undertake a more strategic and managerial, responsible role. Once I've progressed in that I'd like to come back into construction and provide that level of leadership strategic expertise and feed it back into whatever delivery model exists within construction at that time.
My colleagues at National Grid come from all walks of life and they all have varying experience levels but they all share one common trait - that passion and drive for what they do. They are truly National Grid people.