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National Grid Manager, Risk Management in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us 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 To support National Grid in achieving its strategic objectives, by providing assurance over the key controls and mitigating activities that the organization relies on to manage risk. The Risk Manager will be responsible for a team of Risk Analysts as they develop, execute and report on strategic, operational, financial and regulatory/compliance risks. ## Key Accountabilities + Lead a risk management team in the second line on National Grid’s 3 Lines approach to risk management, providing support, advice , challenge and oversight to the first line. + Support and challenge the business on risk identification and risk assessment including the identification and facilitation of discussions around emerging risks with senior Business Unit leaders. + Provide best practice advice and lead training on risk management techniques and appropriate risk responses including internal control design. + Develop and deliver a plan of work across the year including leading key controls testing. + Provide robust review of controls testing documentation and reporting, in line with good practice guidance. + Manage and coordinate the timely execution of team projects, ensuring that engagements including testing plans are properly focused on relevant risks and delivering value to the business. + Ensure activity is delivered to a high standard and in compliance with international professional standards and good practice. ## Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required + Ability to prepare comprehensive, clear, concise reports; communicate effectively in writing and orally; maintain objectivity and impartiality. + Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders in order to provide effective reporting, understand the changing risk profile of the organization, business change, risk profile and develop a view on where work should be focused. + Proactively look for areas of improvement and provide value adding and insightful recommendations that are pragmatic, address root causes, and lead to control/process improvements . Ability to be flexible and agile to changing conditions; with strong organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple tasks. ## Qualifications + Strong understanding of risk management, business processes, and internal controls to provide reliable and assurance on the design and effectiveness of the control framework. + Managers should bring significant audit experience and a deep understanding of risk, business processes, and controls, to deliver audit work and value adding insights to improve the overall control environment, practices and risk culture in the organization. + Demonstrable commitment to integrity and ethical values. + Strong stakeholder management, communication and influencing skills, both written and verbal. + Track record for people management and performance management. + 5+ years of relevant work experience, including Internal Audit in a large company (preferably Energy/Utilities) and/or Big 4 experience in Audit or equivalent discipline. + Excellent knowledge and understanding of risk management, auditing standards, internal control frameworks, and audit process. + Enterprise Risk Management and 3 Lines of Defense experience/expertise a plus. + Technology experience including data analytics (e.g. ACL) a plus. + Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Engineering or relevant field. Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or relevant field a plus. + Professional certification or equivalent in relevant area (e.g. Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant). ## More Information 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. Internal 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.
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