National Grid Cost Analyst/ Sr. Cost Analyst in Waltham, Massachusetts

About the Position:

The Cost Analyst is responsible for cost and budget management on a portfolio of projects within a Jurisdiction, Region or sub-program of such. Works to ensure that Complex Capital Delivery (and National Grid) delivers its Cape targets. Where mitigating actions are required, this role will facilitate management decision-making at the project level.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Undertake monthly analysis of projects in terms of cost variance and trending to pinpoint those projects which need further management intervention or support

  • Work with all project stakeholders to ensure cost forecasting is checked and applied consistently

  • Attend monthly project meetings with project teams to challenge and review project status and performance to date

  • Provide Earned Value analysis on projects

  • Assist the Project Manager with the preparation of changes including the financial section and submit into the change control process.

  • Co-ordinate the implementation of approved changes into core systems (P6)

  • Review contingency and monitor contingency draw downs on projects.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Experience Required:

  • 7 years’ experience in project management, construction or schedule management or equivalent relevant experience.

  • A Bachelor’s degree or significant relevant project management, engineering and construction experience.

  • Proficient knowledge of scheduling tools (preferably Primavera, but not essential)

  • Proficient knowledge of earned value management principles, and baselining

  • Proficient in the principles of forecasting cost & schedule and risks management

  • Understanding of project management and scheduling principles

  • Proficient in working to tight deadlines

  • Proficient in communication skills – comfortable challenging when working with others

  • Proficient in influencing, persuading and negotiation skills

  • Knowledge of the major regulatory outputs & internal outperformance targets

Job Dimensions:

  • Employees: Single Contributor

  • Financial: Support the delivery of the Complex Capital Delivery portfolio

  • Main interfaces – External.

o Specialist Services, Senior Stakeholders/Contractors.

  • Main interfaces – Internal.

o Asset Management, Engineering, PMCC, Contracts and Commercial, Estimating, Procurement, Legal.

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, expertis

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Job: *US Complex Capital Delivery

Organization: *US Complex Capital Delivery

Title: Cost Analyst/ Sr. Cost Analyst

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20180770