Director - LNG MA South

National Grid (https:\\


  Full Time   Employee

United States

The LNG Director is a key member of the US LNG Operations team that manages the 24-7-365 operation of the LNG sites for maintaining pressure during periods of high demand. LNG facilities are an integral part of the company’s local distribution systems to supplement gas supplies during peak demand periods when transmission supply is limited. This position provides an opportunity to oversee and lead teams at multiple LNG sites in Massachusetts to maintain safe reliable operation while complying with all applicable federal, state and local codes & regulations.

Job Purpose:
·To direct and manage a region each with 4 LNG plants to ensure the safe, reliable and efficient production and delivery of vaporized liquefied natural gas while complying with all applicable federal, state, and city codes and regulations.
Key Accountabilities:
··Promote and implement the philosophy and policies of safe team working and development across personal and process safety in order to achieve business objectives and continuously improve performance and plant reliability.
·Manage operational teams, specialized contract work and maintenance activities in order to achieve high productivity, low costs and efficient work practices and to ensure compliance with National Grid policies and procedures.
·Translate business objectives into clearly defined business plans, costs and resourcing schedules in order to challenge and improve ways of working, meet financial constraints and make effective use of plant O&M and capital budgets.
·Translate production policies and safety objectives into processes and procedures that drive greater efficiencies for National Grid and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulation.
·Keep regulators and network strategy up to date and informed on National Grid compliance with asset registration, risk analyses and registers and inspections in order to ensure they are managed appropriately and in line with regulatory requirements.
·Monitor, report, and investigate any incidents, potential hazards and/or environmental concerns in order to ensure audits, action plans, KPI monitoring and climate change/carbon reporting complies with SHE policies and regulatory requirements.
·Work with other production managers and plants, business units and external partners to implement changes in order to support change and innovation within National Grid.
·Challenge existing processes and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies such as energy efficiencies, plant improvements, additions and changes, for the business as a whole.
·Uphold the access and level of initial and refresher training available so that all team members are fully trained and competent and meet the required standards for their role and the business.
·Ensure that the required emergency response plans are in place in the event of an emergency so that the potential loss of life, damage and interruption of service are minimised.
·Carry out day to day interactions that foster adherence agreements with labour unions to ensure continued production and minimise any labor-related interruptions.
·Become proficient in the Process Safety Management system relative to LNG Operations. You will be required to actively participate in competency training modules arranged by the Process Safety Group and LNG Operations to increase your knowledge in the following areas:
oBecome familiar with the term Major Accident Hazard sites
oThe 12 company process safety Risk Control Standards
oThe Key Performance Indicator process
oAwareness of the company’s US & UK Process Safety Groups
oParticipate in the various layers of the Process Hazard Analysis function
oPerform Risk Hazard Assessments of the plants you are responsible for
oPromote the process safety values to all employees
Other specific process safety related competencies as defined for your roles and responsibilities in the Company’s US Process Safety Competency Management system.
Knowledge & Experience Requirements:
·Professional qualification and experience within a specific field of expertise such as broad engineering experience through qualification (degree) or alternatively a minimum of 8 years experience in LNG will substitute for a degree, with 3 of those years in a supervisory capacity. Knowledge and experience of plant management and operation and broader operations of NG. Demonstrates the ability to apply and modify complex theories and learned concepts appropriately.
·Detailed knowledge and understanding of legislative/regulatory issues affecting the industry including knowledge of Federal DOT LNG 49 CFR 193, NFPA 59A, State LNG code and NY Fire Department LNG code. Demonstrates the ability to anticipate obstacles and think ahead about next steps.
·Experience of managing the work of a large production unit and demonstrates taking specific actions to enable the team to function efficiently and effectively. Demonstrates leadership capabilities and management of large production teams.
·Knowledge and experience of union bargaining and employee relationship management.
·Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills including labour relations. Lets people affected by a decision know what’s happening and is able to clearly articulate reasons for a decision.
·Knowledge and experience of working with external regulators. Demonstrates the ability to network externally and to develop successful, long-lasting partnerships with others and seeks to understand and challenge regulatory scenarios to the benefit of all parties.

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.
:LNG Operations
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:LNG Operations
Job Posting
:Aug 12, 2016, 7:33:27 AM
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To apply for this job, contact:
Kathy Gangarossa

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