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National Grid Damage Prevention Supervisor, Gas Field Operations in Brooklyn, New York

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National Grid is hiring a Damage Prevention Supervisor, Gas Field Operations in Brooklyn, NY.

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

Responsibilities include oversight of all Damage Prevention activities including but not limited to: daily supervision of Locate & Mark personnel, investigating damages and determining root cause, overseeing the Ticket Risk Assessment/DP Advisor program, working closely with QA/QC personnel, Construction personnel, Field Operations personnel, Stakeholder Engagement personnel, Contract Oversight, Gas Emergency First Responders, Billing & Collections personnel, PRG investigation personnel, Gas Dispatchers, etc., in a cost effective manner all in an effort to reduce and minimize the number of Excavation Damages to National Grid’s buried infrastructure.

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinate with other Company Departments necessary to support Damage Prevention activities.

  • Supervise the daily locate and mark activities of contactors locating National Grid gas facilities.

  • Develop action plans that address continuous improvement in damage prevention and contractor field performance.

  • Assure that high standards of safety, quality, and environmental compliance are met and maintained at the work sites.

  • Assure compliance with all Federal, State, Local and Company safety and environmental guidelines. laws and regulations.

  • Support Damage Prevention initiates.

  • Familiar with Gas Construction Procedures and required Operator Qualifications (OQs)

  • Systematically perform field audits to ensure accuracy and completeness while following NYS Code Rule 753 - The Protection of Underground Facilities.

  • Monitor contractor crew activities.

  • Respond to 1st, 2nd and 3rd party damage investigations and prepare timely damage investigation reports.

  • Provide Quality Assurance that works being performed is per the contract specifications and Company standards.

  • Review engineering drawings, technical specifications, survey site locations for constructability considerations. Attend project meetings when necessary.

  • Verify the accuracy of contractor invoicing.

  • Adhere to daily Operating Procedures.

  • Participate in New York 811 Regional Partner meetings to represent the Company.

  • Interface with local Public Service Commission staff.

  • Work with the DP Advisor staff on visiting the riskiest 811 tickets.

  • Work with the Ticket Risk Assessment company.

  • Act as the first point of contact for multiple internal stakeholders and outside agencies in order to provide support and ensure National Grid deliver against service level agreement.

  • Oversee the operational workload of team to ensure allocated resources are fully utilized in order to deliver against agreed upon work plan and execute work activities within planned unit and budget cost.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required


Knowledge & Experience Required:

  • 2-year degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, civil engineering, construction management or equivalent.

  • Must have expert knowledge in underground facility locating, gas construction and T&D construction.

  • Technically proficient within subject matter and experience of leading a team involved in field operations activities is preferred.

  • Strong verbal and communication skills including the ability to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Ability to read and interpret construction prints, drawings, including GIS prints, and work orders.

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to worker safety.

  • Promotes team effectiveness by soliciting input from team members, communicating expectations of the team and delegating responsibilities while providing support and structure.

  • Maintain a non-restricted driver's license.

  • Identifies the key stakeholders in the organization and uses that information and the informal organizational structure to get things done within the Operational area.

  • Must have demonstrated or possess the skills to build effective, respectful, working relationships.

  • Must have or possess the ability to develop knowledge and understanding of National Grid’s policies and processes and how to apply them effectively.

  • Knowledge of NYS Code Rule 753, Protection of Underground Facilities.

More Information

The selected candidate Fill move laterally at their current band and market reference point and will not be eligible for a promotion at the time of accepting this position. This applies to candidates moving within the same career path (e.g., analyst, supervisor, engineer), or to a different career path (e.g., analyst to engineer, supervisor to analyst). The selected candidate will have an opportunity to be promoted within the career path during the annual salary planning process.

Salary - $89,000 - $105,000

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.