National Grid Project Manager (Senior)Upstate NY – New Energy Solutions (NES) Non-Wires Alternatives (NWA) in Albany, New York
National Grid’s New Energy Solutions (NES) has been recently established to develop and launch agile, transformative, and innovative energy solutions; moving towards the goal of a customer-centric, 21st century utility. We are proud of how we develop these solutions; embracing and integrating new energy and customer enabling technologies. /NES unlocks value for National Grid’s customers and communities and accelerates progress towards a sustainable future./
Our NWA program works with National Grid’s distribution planning and asset management engineers to develop opportunities to deploy “non-wires” solutions like energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage, distributed generation, and other distributed energy resources to defer the need to make capital improvements to our distribution system. This program contributes to the implementation of New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy.
_About the Position:_
The NWA Project Manager will be assigned several potential NWA projects and will be responsible for working with distribution planning engineers and financial analysts to manage the screening, competitive bid process, solution selection, and solution development of successful projects.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_*
Provide comprehensive project management for multiple Upstate New York NWA projects including but not limited to managing the following tasks: multi-functional team coordination, opportunity screening, Request for Proposal (RFP) development, benefit/cost analysis, vendor selection, schedule and budget oversight, management of contractors, data management/data transfer process, issue resolution, reporting and closeout of project upon completion.
Participate in regulatory filing activities including filing development, providing testimony and responding to information requests.
Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.
Ensure lessons learned are implemented across projects through continuous improvement.
Develop and maintain a solid understanding of the business by staying abreast of industry trends, and learning and sharing best practices.
Challenge existing processes and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies and design projects that will allow for future revenue opportunities and new business models in the NWA area.
Perform other duties as assigned by management.
_Knowledge & Experience Required:_
Bachelors’ degree in engineering preferred or the equivalent experience in the utility/energy sector.
Five (5) to ten (10) years of professional experience in project management experience working in the utility or energy space. Formal project management training and/or certification a plus.
Strong project management skills, including demonstrated capability to manage to project scope, schedule and budget milestones on complicated projects.
Experience drafting successful Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and working with benefit/cost (or other financial justification) analysis.
Familiarity with energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage and distributed generation; willingness to work with subject matter experts.
Proficiency with Microsoft office suite.
Professional Engineer license, EIT, CEM and/or professional certifications in the energy space are not mandatory, but could be an asset in this role.
Time management, leadership and team building skills. Must also have a demonstrated ability to work in an independent manner and support an interdisciplinary project team to achieve established goals and objectives.
Great interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
The ability to support the development of regulatory filings, interfacing with National Grid rates, legal and other departments.
This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
/National Grid is an equal opportunity employer thatvaluesa broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture ofinclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to bean affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team./
Job: *New Energy Solutions
Organization: *New Energy Solutions
Title: Project Manager (Senior)Upstate NY – New Energy Solutions (NES) Non-Wires Alternatives (NWA)
Requisition ID: 20181029
Other Locations: NY-Syracuse, NY-Buffalo