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National Grid Lead Project Manager, Project Management in Syracuse, New York

About us National Grid is hiring a Transmission and Distribution Grid Modernization Lead Project Manager in Syracuse, NY who will be responsible for coordinating with groups within National Grid’s NY territories, as well as collaboration with the Grid Mod team in NE. 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 About the Department: T&D Grid Modernization is driving success and leading through the ambiguity of integrating smart devices and technology, laying the foundations for the network of tomorrow. By growing our organizational capability, we enable National Grid to efficiently and safely drive towards a clean energy future. Job Purpose: The T&D Grid Modernization Lead Project Manager will manage and drive the delivery of a portfolio of operational telecom projects in NY including the replacement of legacy digital multiplexor (DMX) equipment, copper-to-fiber transition, and the retirement of DS0 circuits. This role will be directly involved in coordinating collaborative activities between all internal and external stakeholders, analyzing and monitoring project financials and milestones, and developing strategies for devices, applications and solutions to mitigate project-specific “risks.” ## Key Accountabilities Support the development of operational telecom program strategies and manage project delivery of the portfolio of NY telecom programs. Coordinate with diverse stakeholder groups, including but not limited to engineering groups (telecom engineering, substation, civil, etc.), planning & asset management (distribution and transmission), project and program management, field construction and operations, procurement, and IT as needed Ensure material is specified and ordered to enable fast-paced construction schedules Development and management of detailed program schedules with well-defined responsibilities between engineering, operations, procurement and other key stakeholders. Seek opportunities for aligning or bundling work to achieve capital efficiencies. Support resource coordination for engineering and field resourcing, assist with outsourcing as needed. Coordinate the delivery of program specific training and communication based on regional, departmental, or project needs. Maintain a record of program risks and issues. The program manager will need to drive risk and issue resolution. Consolidate lessons learned and ensure incorporation back into the respective group. ## Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required + Demonstrable interpersonal skills and influencing skills to manage relationships across the business to engage and work alongside business function leads to drive performance improvements and agree required changes to business processes. + Exceptional communication, both written and verbal, are required. ## Qualifications 7+ years experience with project management or equivalent relevant experience. A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an engineering discipline and/or significant relevant project management, engineering and construction experience. Certified Project Management Professional preferred. Experience with successful delivery of complex projects and possess team leadership skills. Strong influencing and negotiating skills. Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors, regulatory representatives, and town/city officials in a positive collaborative manner. Knowledge of power system operations, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, engineering economics, and familiarity with legal, purchasing, and utility accounting regulations is preferred. Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects under budget and time constraints. Bottom-line oriented, budget-conscious, metric/measurement driven. Ability to create a high energy team climate whereby team members are able to discuss relevant issues freely and where there is a strong emphasis on continuous improvement. Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. both external and internal). Strong skills in: negotiations, presentation, program management, interpersonal & written communication, and critical analysis. Exhibit high personal standards of commitment and integrity. Valid Driver's License required. ## More Information 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.