Gavin Crook - Lead Project Manager
I'm currently working in construction under complex projects. As lead project manager I have responsibility for the North Wales project which is basically connection activities that are interlinking with nuclear connections and windfarm connections.
The main reason why I like working with National Grid and inside National Grid is because of the development. I think if you're an aspirational person you get opportunities to develop yourself, take it with both hands and see where you go. I think without having that you get stifled in a position and stifled in your self-development so it gives that openness, it gives the chance for you to perform.
There's a lot of opportunities within National Grid and you get good positive feedback most of the time. You get support from your colleagues around you and you also get interface with your management team so most of the time you get that one to one time to be able to take time out, have a chat with somebody and make sure whether you're doing the right thing or not.
The best bit is the challenge more than anything else. It's a large attribute to get out there and talk to all of the different people, the general public, statutory stakeholders that we have to engage with - all of the main people across the organisation both internal and external so it's good for getting to meet people, to interface on project work and having to make decisions as well.