National Grid Lead Project Manager, Delivery Management in Syracuse, New York
_About the Position:_
The Lead Project Manager, Delivery Management will lead a specific portfolio of projects within Business Process Management and to work in partnership with Analysts to ensure that projects are completed to stakeholder requirements, within budget and with minimal operational disruption. Direct and coordinate all project or program activities including project design, management, and review within one area or of one type across the organization to ensure major project activities are completed on time and within budget.
_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_
Monitor and control allocated project resources, maintaining financial and progress forecasting in order to ensure projects are delivered according to schedule and within budget.
Implement project tracking mechanisms to be able to provide timely and concise updates on project progress to senior management and key stakeholders highlighting areas of risk and capturing key decisions.
Assist in identifying potential conflicts in use of resources and other project scheduling issues and propose solutions and corrective actions to overcome the obstacles.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders such as consultants, procurement, and the business teams in order to share best practice, identify potential new projects and liaise with other working areas during project progression.
Challenge existing project processes, technologies and systems to continuously seek ways to do things better in order to achieve department and business objectives and drive greater efficiencies for the business.
Develop and maintain project documentation, including the necessary approvals and permits where relevant, so that an accurate record exists for review and regulatory purposes.
Lead the project initiation process by supporting the creation of the program documentation and objectives, developing assumptions, identifying all risks, calculating resource requirements and managing all interdependencies with other programs within National Grid so that any overlaps are eliminated and all transitions are as seamless as possible.
Ensure all projects and programs continue to be appropriately assessed, designed, planned, resourced and scheduled in a timely and cost-effective manner in order to ensure best value for National Grid.
Build positive relationships with managers, business units and other functions to identify projects and develop those into well defined business cases in order to realize significant cost savings, foster innovation within National Grid and avoid operational disruption.
Negotiate and approve any changes to the project criteria and objectives after consultation with stakeholders to improve project outcomes while addressing any operational concerns.
Promote the philosophy of corporate safe, environmentalism and efficient team working and development across project teams in order to achieve business objectives and continuously improve performance.
Work with key stakeholders and employee champions to develop and maintain a change management approach and plan, implementing and driving the philosophy, objectives and communications for a successful long term roll out on an operational basis.
_Knowledge & Experience Required:_
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. Up to 7 years’ project management experience, preferably in implementing large scale change in a customer focused organization.
Solid knowledge of project management fundamentals and project management practices. Requires a thorough understanding of program management practices and leading transformational change.
Knowledge of operational systems and processes related to their area of project work.
Extensive knowledge of company policies, procedures, field operations, organization structure, budgetary process, regulatory processes and labor agreements.
Strong MS Office suite, project management software skills.
This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by 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: *BOC & Advanced Analytics
Organization: *BOC & Advanced Analytics
Title: Lead Project Manager, Delivery Management
Requisition ID: 20182199
Other Locations: NY-Brooklyn, NY-Hicksville, MA-Waltham