National Grid Executive Assistant in Waltham, Massachusetts
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 an Executive Assistant for our. COO Electric division located in Waltham. This is an onsite position.
The Executive Assistant provides comprehensive support to 1-2 National Grid executives and their teams by carrying out a wide range of duties to support day-to-day and project-based activities.
Effectively manage demanding and constantly changing and complex calendars for meetings, workshops, and appointments for internal and external stakeholders.
Plan and coordinate travel arrangements (domestic/international) using Concur and ensure use of most economical rates and compliance with Company Policies and Procedures.
Assist in the coordination and logistics of all critical staff and business meetings and logistics both onsite and offsite. Ensure that costs remain within budget and that preferred vendors are used.
Create expense reports accurately while adhering to company policies and guidelines.
Monitor on a regular basis executives’ email and keep them apprised of important and time sensitive messages. Forward onto others for action if necessary and follow-up in a timely manner.
Work closely and effectively with executives to understand their priorities, commitments and needs to be proactive and supportive.
Coordinate with other departments, day-to-day administrative and operational tasks.
Interact with others including all levels of employees and internal and external stakeholders. Build relationships with other EAs in the organization.
Lead department initiatives as needed in support of strategic objectives
Independent thinking to identify possible new initiatives in support of strategic objectives
Provide support and assistance as needed with various miscellaneous projects.
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
Confident dealing with senior leaders.
Excellent organizational skills and communication skills both written and verbal.
Associates Degree preferred and 4+ years of demonstrated Executive Assistant experience.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Applications: Office 365, Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Concur and SAP preferred.
Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information with discretion and professionalism.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
Excellent planning and organization skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects in line with changing and competing priorities.
Attention to detail and ability to meet challenging deadlines.
Proven ability to get results through working with others
Must be able to function independently while collaborating with others interdependently.
Demonstrates strong work ethic, responsiveness to executive and team needs, and positive and friendly attitude.
Ability to work with minimal direction, exercise judgment, strategic and analytical thinking.
Salary: $60,000- $71,000 a year
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. 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.