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National Grid Lead Project Manager - Ops in Melville, 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 Lead Project Manager NY Gas Project Management in our Melville, NY location.

Job Purpose

Responsible and accountable for managing a large portfolio ($50MM - $100MM USD) of complex capital projects in the Downstate NY territory; which will allow for the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to existing and future customers. Such projects include, transmission pipelines, distribution main, public works, peak-shaving facilities (LNG), regulator/take stations, bridge/railroad/water crossings, and other special capital projects. The Lead Project Manager is responsible for careful stewardship and practical management throughout the entire project lifecycle; including the planning, delivery, management, and governance of assigned projects in accordance with the National Grid Capital Delivery Initiative model. High visibility role that involves corresponding with senior staff, executive leadership and external stakeholders; including elected officials and government regulatory authorities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform Project Management functions to ensure the successful completion of capital construction projects, including:

  • Develop, gain necessary approval and control of project scope, project budget, schedule, contract documents and resource plan; quality and schedule parameters / risk management;

  • Ensure timely project completion through project scheduling, expediting of material deliveries and the management of material and documents submittals/approvals per company standards and policy.

  • Compliance with environmental, safety and National Grid standards and policies; acquisition of required permits, licenses and land rights;

  • Coordinates and provides direction for the accounting, cost, forecast and construction functions as they relate to the completion of the project.

  • Possess working knowledge of all project plans, specifications, contract, contractors, purchase orders, project correspondences, permits, shop drawings, submittals and all project related documents.

  • Negotiate, issue and execute change orders (proposals) to design team, contractors and others.

  • Prepare and issue progress reports on regular basis to team members and stakeholders.

  • Manage project closeout process for project acceptance.

  • Understands working with a union environment.

  • Drive efficiencies across projects for on-schedule, on budget delivery in alignment with company values, safety objectives and quality standards.

  • Create and promote a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and efficient resource utilization throughout the department, the project team(s) and project support groups; including members from Engineering & Design departments, Operations, Asset Management groups, Supply Chain Management, Business and Commercial Services, Real Estate, Environmental and Administrative Service groups

  • Demonstrate a high level of initiation, integrity and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors, regulatory representatives, and town/city officials in a positive collaborative manner.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative, integrity and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors, regulatory representatives, and town/city officials in a positive collaborative manner.


  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an engineering discipline and/or significant relevant project management, engineering and construction experience, in all aspects of utility substation/line construction operations. MBA preferred.

  • 7+ years’ experience with project management, construction.

  • Certified Project Management Professional, preferred.

  • Demonstrate experience with successful delivery of complex projects.

  • Led high performing teams; ability to foster a high energy environment, whereby team members can openly discuss relevant issues and there is a strong emphasis on continuous improvement.

  • Knowledge of gas system operations, gas industry codes/regulations, preferred.

  • Experience with construction, environmental, and/or engineering projects.

  • Change Management experience.

  • Bottom-line oriented, budget-conscious, metric/measurement driven.

  • Experience with Primavera P6, preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

More Information

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. Internal 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.