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National Grid Lead Project Manager, Electricity Capital Project Delivery in Northboro, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Lead Project Manager for our NE Distribution Line Program Management department in Northborough, MA.

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 put 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 ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

We manage a non-complex portfolio of projects for the Electric Distribution jurisdiction. We maintain accurate forecasts and resourced schedules in our portfolios, and ensure the overall capital budget is adhered to across all branches of operations, while enabling the execution of projects within your portfolio.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage a non-complex portfolio of MassDOT Reimbursable projects from project inception through construction and closeout while implementing resource strategies to meet regulatory, budgetary, and jurisdictional goals for New England Distribution portfolio.Identify issues early in the lifecycle of each project and effectively troubleshoot the issues encountered (e.g. procurement/construction field issues) to ensure deadlines are met.

  • Develop project schedules and perform accurate monthly schedule updates in Primavera P6 Professional (P6) for projects based on negotiated dates with project team contributors to meet customer in service dates.

  • Act as the primary point of contact for external stakeholder, MassDOT and keep internal and external departments informed of project requirements and schedules using appropriate communication methods (i.e. project team meetings).

  • Collaborate and build relationships with MassDOT area leads to ensure work is executed within their timeframes.

  • Attend field meetings across designated jurisdiction as a National Grid representative and represent the company professionally.

  • Track, report, and forecast project financials, schedule and milestones each month.

  • Ensure MassDOT reimbursements are invoiced and received in a timely manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of related project management experience preferred.

  • Strong communication, negotiation, leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgement to independently solve problems and resolve conflicts.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Familiarity with project management software including Microsoft Project or Primavera P6 preferred

  • Analytical skills with competencies to transfer data between software systems, and ability to understand complex business reports in project management systems and other software tools

  • Ability to travel within the service territory is required.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

More Information

Salary: $139,000 - $163,000

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. 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.

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