National Grid Planning and Control Manager – IS in Waltham, Massachusetts

_About the Position:_

National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and the UK.


We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society, delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy**

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To oversee and manage the definition, implementation and improvements to IS governance, controls and investment planning processes, procedures and tools. Within this:

  • Project and program sanctioning, collaborating across IS and other NG governance committees

  • Investment planning, both annual and as needed throughout the fiscal year, collaborating and coordinating with multiple IS teams including but not limited to Business Relationship Management and production planning within Program Delivery

  • IS compliance to audit, risks, ethics, safety and other management policies and requirements

  • Investment budget change requests and reallocations

  • Project planning and project management methods and tools

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_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_

To champion processes and behaviours that improve the efficiency and compliance to both IS and NG, including but not limited to:

  • Planning and governance alignment with Procurement and related commercial policies and processes

  • Communications and training for proliferating a common understanding and acceptance of processes and policies, both those established internally with IS as well as those published by the wider NG organization

  • Advising and auditing existing controls and processes

  • Quality reviews, quality assurance and quality controls established and executed as appropriate

  • Investment value assessment and prioritization methodologies

*Knowledge & Experience Required:*



*Technical:*

  • Experience of working as a Planning, PMO or a similar lead role

  • Awareness and understanding of the project development life-cycle

  • Strong technical skills in Excel, SharePoint, Access, and PowerPlant


*Interpersonal:*

  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills across diverse stakeholder groups, and varying levels of management in a virtual and distributed matrix team

  • High energy and ability to multi-task

  • Strong communication, leadership, influencing, and partnering skills

  • Collaborate and influence business and IS stakeholders to explore best in class, innovative solutions to business challenges

*Qual**ifications Required:*

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

  • 5-8 years’ experience in project management and project governance

  • 5-8 years’ experience process design, process modelling, process improvement and/or creative problem solving

  • Project management and/or planning related certifications preferred but not required (e.g. PMI)

  • Excellent Excel skills

  • Excellent people management and meeting facilitation skills

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/National Grid is an equal opportunity employer thatvaluesa broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture ofinclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to bean affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team./

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Organization: *Information Services

Title: Planning and Control Manager – IS

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20181402