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National Grid Sr Supv Operations in Worcester, Massachusetts

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National Grid is hiring a Senior Construction Supervisor for our Internal Substation NE department in Worcester, MA.

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 implement construction strategies and methodologies that maximize and ensure the safe and efficient execution of the Transmission & Distribution capital substation construction work plan. Execution of these goals is achieved through ongoing guidance, supervision and clear communication of responsibilities focused on the internal National Grid Crews and Contracted resources.

Key Accountabilities

  • Supervise assigned department personnel to assure that construction projects are completed safely, on schedule, within budget, and in a high-quality manner to meet National Grid and regulatory guidelines.

  • Plan and organize daily operations of construction workforce assigned to construct Transmission & Distribution substations and other National Grid facilities.

  • Assure that assigned personnel are productively assigned to the highest priority work, trained and evaluated within National Grid guidelines and procedures. Conduct worker performance appraisals and provide developmental plans.

  • Assure that required vehicles, equipment, materials and tools used by personnel are available and maintained at proper levels.

  • Assure that required paperwork is accurate and submitted on time (e.g. drivers logs, vehicle inspection reports, crane inspection reports, job briefings, tailboard discussion check sheets, time sheets, etc.).

  • Understand and interpret the union labor agreement to assure uninterrupted and safe workflow.

  • Estimate labor and material costs for proposed substations project work. Assist with soliciting quotes from vendors and contractors as periodically needed.

  • Prepare and present periodic oral and written reports regarding work assignments and construction progress including variances and change orders. Participate in project team calls.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills.


  • Two year technical degree in electrical engineering, construction management or equivalent experience.

  • 3 - 5 years relevant electrical construction experience in all aspects of electric utility operations, utility construction operations or similar industry.

  • Strong knowledge of Federal, State, OSHA, NEC, local, safety and environmental rules and regulations.

  • Ability to read and interpret job scope of work, prints, specifications, schematics, one-line’s, outage plans, instructional information and contract documents and be able to catch errors before they are made and create effective solutions.

  • Ability to develop a working knowledge of National Grid’s maintenance practices, safe work practices, tagging rules and labor contracts.

  • Ability to work as a team and independently. Must be self-motivated and have strong time management and record keeping skills.

  • Able to travel throughout the service territory and willing to work extended hours when job required and for system emergencies. Maintain a non-restricted driver’s license.

  • Construction Supervisor license in the state of Massachusetts is desirable or having the ability to follow thru with obtaining a Construction Supervisor license in the state of Massachusetts.

  • Journeyman Electrician License in a state within National Grid service territory preferred.

More Information

Salary : $113,000 - $146,000 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.