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National Grid Sr Program Manager in Providence, Rhode Island

About us National Grid is hiring a Senior Program Manager our Portfolio Planning department Providence, RI. 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. ## Job Purpose National Grid is looking for a Senior Work Planner / Portfolio Analyst who will oversee Massachusetts Gas. This position will support the achievement of completion of units of work, both mandated/compliance and non-mandated targets for the company, while remaining vigilant of dollars spent for the completion of those units to ensure budget adherence for both O&M and Capital. ## Key Accountabilities + Independently collate and analyze work unit and/or financial data within one or multiple areas using pre-determined tools, methods and formats in order to support the department’s decision-making process + Proactively research, produce, monitor and analyze cost, work plan, or other information to enable analysis of key themes and trends. This would include analyzing weekly and monthly cost data, preparing reports explaining budget variances and forecasting future expenses. + Drive our Portfolio Calibration Cadence which includes tracking down and providing visibility into the Programs and Projects forecasts to the executives for approval + Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders to share best practices, provide technical advice, understand their requirements and deliver appropriate customized solutions. + Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies within assigned areas. This includes preparing charts, graphs, and detailed statistical analysis related to budget and cost control + Assist Program Managers in development of annual Work and Resource plans and in the day to day management of projects under their jurisdiction + Respond to information requests of audit, finance, and other internal stakeholders in a timely fashion. ## Qualifications + Bachelors degree, or higher, in business, engineering, finance, accounting, or other related discipline or equivalent work experience and 3 to 5+ years of experience in Project/Program Management/Project Controls. + Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence strategic decision making. + Demonstrates an energetic and enthusiastic manner and the ability to engage and maintain high levels of engagement of stakeholders during meetings, and throughout the year. + Demonstrates the ability to interpret information and analyze relationships among several parts of a problem or situation in order to clearly articulate the findings and anticipates obstacles and thinks ahead about next steps. + Self-starter/motivated and has the ability to investigate the situation beyond routine questioning. ## 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.