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National Grid Senior Contract Manager in Hicksville, New York

About us

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.

National Grid is hiring a Senior Contract Manager for our Generation department in Hicksville, NY.

Job Purpose

• Direct, coordinate, inspect, monitor and document the performance of outside contractors performing construction and maintenance on National Grid generating facilities. Serve as principal on-site interface between contractors and various National Grid operating and engineering departments, municipalities and regulatory agencies. Assure project meets technical specifications and is completed within cost and schedule requirements.

• Assist the various Power Plant Operation Organizations in the development and implementation of Power Plant Operations, Contractor Work Plan. Monitor and coordinate contractor as well as National Grid construction activities. Evaluate construction progress against schedule and cost plans.

• Participate in constructability reviews with engineering and operating areas during the project design phase. Recommend engineering changes. Assist with preparation of project cost estimates, detailed CPM schedule and payment schedules.

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Key Accountabilities

• Monitor project progress and contractor performance through field inspections covering quantity and quality of work performed.

• Assist in direction and evaluation of inspections and testing of materials, equipment and systems.

• Maintain accurate records of site conditions, work performed and potential scope changes.

• Determine value of work complete and assist in the review and approval of contractor invoices.

• Identify and initiate corrective action to resolve problems identified during construction.

• Interact and cooperate with all levels of Power Plant Operations’ staff

• Coordinates sections work with; Power Plant Maintenance Managers, PMD Outage Managers, Power Engineering, and Purchasing Department

• Monitor contractor performance and evaluates progress of schedules through field inspections and status reports.

• Provides system wide technical consultation, direction, and assistance to Field Coordinators and consults personnel on industrial construction practices, methodologies, and procedures.

Qualifications

• Construction contract management, preferably in gas, oil, or utility

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications – more advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills are a plus

• Self-motivated

• Adept in interpreting contract terms, negotiating, and managing contractors to the terms

• High level competencies in problem solving, conflict resolution, analytics, and influencing to achieve positive outcomes that meet objectives

• Strong background in Contract Management and/or Construction is a plus

• Excellent written & verbal communication – responsible for changing contract documents, developing communications and presentations

• Stakeholder Management –will be expected to maintain a relationship with all National Grid & Contractor stakeholders

• Analytical Skills – will be required to structure reports to aid in the management of the contract

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.

Salary

$115,000 - $135,000 a year

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.

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