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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Associate Planner, Capital Project Planning in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

The world of energy is changing faster than ever. At National Grid, the work you do will touch lives and shape the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. 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. We’re planning, innovating and working to be as vital and relevant as ever before for our customers and communities. Join us and be at the heart of clean energy transition.

About the Graduate Development Program

National Grid’s Graduate Development Program (GDP) (https://careers.nationalgridus.com/graduate-development-program) is an in-depth training and development program for high achieving recent college graduates who aspire to take on future leadership roles in a dynamic, ever-changing industry. Graduates are the future of National Grid. Bringing fresh thinking, new perspectives and enthusiasm to our team, we’ll give you real responsibility and an opportunity to make an impact from day one – putting the power to supercharge your career in your hands.

Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an in-depth Orientation which gives you exposure to all part of the company, allows you to network with your Graduate cohort, GDP alumni, and senior leaders, and provides you with the opportunity to travel throughout our service territory in the northeast US. Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position and take part ongoing development activities through your first year including monthly development sessions, active mentorship, and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid.

National Grid is aiming for an in-person GDP experience for Summer 2022. However, we will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and will shift to a virtual program if necessary, in order to honor our commitment to our young talent pipeline.

About the Position

The Project Controls Associate Planner will develop and oversee the schedule management of complex electrical construction projects. Utilizing Primavera P6, the Associate Planner will monitor, update, and apply project controls techniques to ensure scope, schedule, and budget adherence throughout the project’s lifecycle.

Key Accountabilities

  • Accountable for building, developing, and progressing project schedules across a portfolio. The schedules will be built using the agreed work breakdown structure to support Engineers, Project Development and Project Managers.

  • Accountable for using schedules and forecasts to ensure projects are in line with the monthly reporting cycle, checking accuracy and consistency of data, as well as supporting the end of year reconciliation process.

  • Support the production of monthly performance reports, including the production of packs and other regular and ad hoc stakeholder information.

  • Accountable for ensuring schedule data is accurate to allow Project Controls to report milestones, planned value and earned value data, % completed on projects and project commentaries.

  • Assist the team through undertaking statistics including trend analysis and feedback and resolve and respond to simple queries received from stakeholders; Contribute to the implementation of performance excellence tools and techniques.

  • Undertake team administration and general business support and ensure collection of business data.

  • Analyze team performance and coordination of outputs and complete team performance against key performance indicators, trend analysis and communications.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Good communication skills.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution; project mangement background preferred

  • Graduated between May 2021 and June 2022

  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program May 31, 2022 or June 27, 2022

  • Valid US driver’s license

  • Proven leadership experience

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Applicants for the Graduate Development Program must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States

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.

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