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National Grid Senior Specialist, SHER Assurance and Compliance in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is looking for a Senior Pipeline Safety Specialist in New England.

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

The role holder is responsible for the Pipeline Safety Management & Compliance, Pipeline Safety Management Team. The Pipeline Safety Management team is responsible for driving and monitoring the Gas Business Units maturity of its Pipeline Safety Management System that is based in the recommended practice API 1173. Role also includes participation in monitoring of program effectiveness, and governance of Major Hazard Asset (MHA) Process Safety Management to ensure compliance with internal requirements.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintain and develop metrics for the Pipeline Safety Management System

  • Analyze data trends and when issues arise, support the gas business unit in developing performance breakdowns

  • Maintain API RP 1173 Maturity Reporting for Gas Business Unit

  • Participate in senior leadership Pipeline Safety Management Committee

  • Develop and support business Improvement initiatives in each of the 10 Pipeline Safety elements based on API RP 1173

  • Determine interdependencies of the various elements and work collaboratively across the business

  • Work with cross functional teams across the entire Gas business unit to improve Pipeline Safety Management system knowledge and proficiency

  • Assist in the development and compiling of the gas business unit’s management reviews for Pipeline Safety & Process Safety Management Systems

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Skilled in stakeholder management.

  • Management reporting and presentation skills.


College Degree in: Engineering, Business, or related field

Years of Experience in Gas Utility or Related Industry: 3 to 5

Basic understanding of gas pipeline operations and maintenance functions.

Must have the skills to work alone and as a member of a team when performing Pipeline safety management functions.

Must possess strong computer skills and the ability to analyze data and prepare concise presentations

Ability to build effective, respectful, working relationships.

Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills

Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of the gas business and how it operates

Basic understanding of API RP 1173, National Grid Risk Control Standards, OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.119, or other Safety/environmental management systems

Experience performing compliance assessments or audits on pipeline/process safety applications

Demonstrated project management skills

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$100,000 - $118,000 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. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.