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National Grid Senior Supervisor, Internal and External, Capital Delivery Supervision in Albany, New York

In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

About us

National Grid is hiring a Senior Supervisor in the Substation and Civil Construction division for our Electric Project Management and Construction department in the Albany.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

The Senior Construction Supervisor, under the general direction of the Manager or Lead Construction Supervisor, will be responsible for overseeing assigned external contract construction crews performing both maintenance and construction activities. They coordinate and monitor the daily activities of assigned contractors to assure high standards of safety, security, work quality and accuracy, environmental compliance, and assuring uninterrupted service is delivered to customers in a timely and professional manner consistent with Company and regulatory requirements.

Key Accountabilities

-Coordinate the daily activities of assigned external contractors performing construction, maintenance and restoration work associated with electric utility civil construction. Work in unison with other National Grid departments to ensure a seamless transition of work.

  • Monitor job progress, document crew activities and prepare reports.

  • Assure that high standards of safety, security and environmental compliance are consistently followed at assigned work locations.

  • Fully understand the assigned project scope and contract work authorization details. Interface with others on the project to ensure job commitments are delivered on time and within budget.

  • Ensure company guidelines and procedures, standards, and environmental and safety regulations are consistently adhered to. Assure compliance to all applicable Federal, state, local and National Grid guidelines, laws and regulations. - Provide quality assurance that the work being performed is per National Grid specifications, standards and applicable contractual documents.

  • Work with other supervisors and departments to review engineering drawings, technical specifications. Survey site locations for constructability considerations, confirm proper permits and licenses are available prior to work start and attend project meetings as requested.

  • Document contract crew activities prepare and present periodic oral and written update reports and verify the accuracy of contractor invoicing. This will include ensuring adherence to contract documents to completion and monitoring change orders and reasoning. Report on job progress utilizing a web-based reporting database.

  • Ensure successful performance of assigned contract crews and help to encourage a "continuous improvement" field work environment within a performance-based culture.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

Excellent teamwork and communication skills. This position will require interface responsibilities with many other internal Nationalgrid departments and business units, including interactions with laborers, line workers, other Supervisors, Managers, Directors and occasional Vice President exposure. Externally, interfacing with the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), New York State Public Service Commission (NYS PSC), the general public and a multitude of contractors who provide continual and ongoing services will occur


Minimum two-year technical degree in relevant engineering, apprenticeship or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years relevant construction experience in utility construction or relevant industry

  • Strong knowledge of Federal, State, OSHA, local, company safety and environmental rules and regulations.

  • Ability to read and interpret job scope of work, prints, specifications, schematics, instructional information and contract documents, be able to catch errors before they are made and create effective solutions.

  • Must have thorough understanding of construction principles, equipment, work methods and the hazards associated with this work and ability to mitigate those hazards.

  • Ability to work as a team and independently

  • Must be self-motivated and have strong time management and record keeping skills

  • Able to travel throughout the service territory and willing to work extended hours when job requires and for system emergencies.

Valid driver’s license required

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.