National Grid Damage Prevention Supervisor/Senior (Operations/Construction) in Lowell, Massachusetts
_About the Position:_
The Supervisor, Operations & Construction is responsible for the safety, reliability, security and integrity of the gas distribution system through the daily supervision and organization of 10-15 operations personnel in order to complete job tasks while complying with Company, departmental and Regulatory policies, procedures and statutory requirements. Supervises both internal and contracted personnel to assure the timely and cost effective completion of work within the area of responsibility. Provides emergency response and supervision of personnel engaged in a 24 hour, 7 day per week operation.
_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_
Oversee area Gas & Electric locating activities and othe Damage Prevention functions.
Investigate Excavation Damages and document findings for DPU & Billing & collections.
Supervise a culturally diverse workforce through coaching, counseling and team building to ensure tasks are carried out in an efficient manner.
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.
Ensure supervised teams comply with safety standards, policies and processes in order to ensure a safe working environment and minimize risk for all staff.
Review, ensure accuracy and execute the approval of area purchase orders, invoices and payroll activities.
Execute all work tasks in compliance with all Company, Federal and State policy and regulatory requirements.
Build good working relationships with internal & external customers and manage the day-to-day relationship with them in order to understand their requirements and deliver appropriate solutions within National Grid policies and processes.
Monitor performance of allocated staff including issues relating to sickness, discipline and poor standards of work in order to ensure that work is performed efficiently and effectively.
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 agreements.
Promote and implement best practices in order to ensure all work tasks achieve high productivity and low costs.
_Knowledge & Experience Required:_
A Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or 3 years of related experience, or committed to 'on the job' training programs with practical experience of methods, processes and techniques relevant to area or discipline.
Technically proficient within subject matter and experience of leading a team involved in field operations activities.
Ability and knowledge to develop standard operating procedures for field personnel to perform gas work and connections on energized distribution/transmission facilities.
Must have, or possess the ability to develop, a working knowledge of information systems critical to the work management, financial reporting and performance tracking of the designated area.
Ability to gain a theoretical knowledge and understanding of National Grid's policies and processes and how to apply them effectively.
Must have demonstrated or possess the skills to build effective, respectful, working relationships.
Ability to perform off-hour coverage and provide sound decision-making during emergency situations.
Must be able to travel overnight outside the normal work area as needed.
Must maintain a valid driver's license.
This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; 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: *Maint & Construction
Organization: *Maint & Construction
Title: Damage Prevention Supervisor/Senior (Operations/Construction)
Requisition ID: 20181259