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National Grid Lead Specialist in Providence, Rhode Island

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 Specialist for our LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) Operations department in Providence, RI.

Job Purpose
  • Support LNG operations on the Fields Point Liquefaction Project and other LNG Capital Delivery Projects, by providing technical expertise and engagement throughout project lifecycles, including engineering & design, construction, start up & commissioning, and closeout.

  • Coordinate resources and activities (personnel and material) between Capital Construction Projects and the LNG Plant

  • Lead the training of operators and technicians in the operations and maintenance of new plant equipment and procedures

  • Develop, implement, and revise plant operating/maintenance procedures/policies for new or modified plant equipment

  • Conduct audits, inspections, risk analysis, and variety of reporting and training across LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) facilities in order to ensure high levels of regulatory and company policy compliance

  • Perform technical investigations and administrative tasks related to LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) Operations and maintenance

  • Analyze, identify and take appropriate actions to correct unsatisfactory system and plant conditions to improve plant performance

Key Accountabilities
  • Assist with internal plant inspections and recommendations to address any compliance deficiencies

  • Provide expertise to LNG plants around a variety of plant procedures (e.g. Emergency, Security, General, Isolation, Operating, Maintenance) and code required drills (e.g. spills, gas vapor leaks, fire, plant damage, operation of ESD system, emergency notification, safe plant shutdown, etc.) in order to ensure LNG plants are fully compliant with company policies and regulatory requirements

  • Maintain plant inspection documentation and reporting program to ensure regulatory compliance with the relevant codes, and manage performance

  • Stay abreast of changes to codes, company policies and developments in the industry in order to ensure that the LNG plants implement any required changes and continue to improve compliance procedures

  • Conduct risk assessments with plant management in order to identify and assess plant risks

  • Assist with Capital Improvement Plan processes in order to ensure that capital dollars are optimally invested in LNG plant improvements • Assist management in keeping regulators up to date and informed on National Grid’s LNG compliance programs in order to ensure they are managed appropriately and in line with requirements • Investigate system performance problems and with Engineering, develop system modifications as needed

  • Interface with other company business units as well as external contractors and vendors in the performance of plant operations and maintenance

  • Conduct equipment tests, analyze the results and prepare recommendations for corrective actions

  • Provide oversight of company workforce or contractors performing plant modifications, maintenance and repairs

  • Monitor all plant operating and environmental conditions through regular inspections and review of logs

  • Be available “on call” on a regular scheduled basis during weekends and off hours to respond to plant contingencies

  • Become proficient in the Process Safety Management system relative to LNG Operations

You will be required to actively participate in competency training modules arranged by the Process Safety Group and LNG Operations to increase your knowledge in the following areas:

  • Become familiar with the term Major Accident Hazard sites

  • The 12 company process safety Risk Control Standards

  • The Key Performance Indicator process

  • Awareness of the company’s US & UK Process Safety Groups Participate in the various layers of the Process Hazard Analysis function

  • Assist as requested in the performance of Risk Hazard Assessments for any of the LNG plants o Promote the process safety values to all employees

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline preferred and 5+ years’ experience in LNG Production Plant operations & maintenance

  • Experienced in applying complex theories and learned concepts

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of legislative/regulatory issues affecting the industry including knowledge of Federal DOT LNG CFR 193, FERC, NFPA 59A, State LNG code and NY Fire Department LNG code

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate obstacles and think ahead about next steps

  • Knowledge and experience of working with external regulators

  • Valid driver’s license

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. 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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