Portfolio Management Team Leader, Gas Business Enablement Program

National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)


  Full Time   Employee

United States

About the Position:
The Gas Business Enablement project, is a major long-term investment in our U.S Gas business to enhance compliance, improve customer service, rate case strategy and performance. This newly created project will be a significant undertaking for the business as we standardize and simplify our operational processes, upgrade the technical systems they run on, build on our compliance programs in a rapidly changing external environment, develop and enhance how we use technology in the field, and ensure we have the right talent and resource plans to successfully deliver to our customers. This position is a highly visible lead role and will require a 3 year commitment to the success of the Gas Enablement team. Come be part of the excitement and do the best work of your career!
The Portfolio Management (PM) Team Leader is an integral member of the Gas Enablement Portfolio Management organization and is responsible for managing the day to day activities of the Gas Enablement Portfolio Management Team. This team performs the planning, analysis and governance required to insure that the overall Gas Enablement Program is delivering its scope and commitments in a timely and effective manner, within budget and in accordance with National Grid requirements and best practices for program delivery and compliance. Example responsibilities of the Portfolio Management Team Leader will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Structure and guide the activities of the Finance, Resource and Schedule management analysts in the maintenance of key program management documents and performance of planning and analysis activities
Lead the planning and execution of program and quality assurance activities, including stage gate and deliverable definition, coordination with internal and external audit teams and support of National Grid initiatives for program delivery capability building.
Oversee the PM Team in the day to day execution of program management activities including risk and issue management, communications, document management, etc.
Mentor junior PM team members to develop their program management, analytical and planning skills and capabilities.
Key Accountabilities:
The Portfolio Management Team Leader is accountable to perform a wide range of functions which will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Set priorities for and oversee the daily activities of the Portfolio Management Team. Analyze leadership priorities, issues, risks and program activities to anticipate future PM requirements and establish appropriate team work plans
Coordinate team activities in the collection of program performance data and the development of status reports, update of internal and external performance hubs. Perform analysis and identify current or potential issues
Plan and coordinate PM team activities to support near, mid and long range planning for Program activities. Organize and lead the analysis of options, contingencies and impacts of planned and unplanned changes to scope, schedule, budgets and resource plans
Lead the PM team in the development of governance pre-read materials, completion of presentation decks and execution of supporting activities
Develop and maintain the Program Compliance and Quality Assurance Plan. Manage program stage gates and track conformance to Deliverable standards. Coordinate with and support Internal and External Auditors in the conduct and completion of all phases of audit activities. Insure Program Deliverables and change managed documents are retained and appropriate protected. Engage as necessary with National Grid assurance and compliance organizations and refresh plans and schedules appropriately
Monitor Program risk and issues log and advise the Head of Portfolio Management and the Program Leadership team of new or potential issues and risks
Advise the Head of Program Management on opportunities to improve program management performance and capabilities. Communicate ideas for improving company processes with a positive and constructive attitude, and develop this attitude in other
Develop and maintain the Program strategy for deployment and use of program management applications and tools
Advise the Head of Program Management and others informed about project status and issues that may impact schedules and ensure team needs are met in a timely and cost effective manner
Develop professional development plans for junior PM team members and lead activities to improve individual and team performance and capabilities.
Capability Requirements

The successful candidate(s) will have demonstrated capabilities to:
Lead and supervise teams with multiple responsibilities, stakeholders and priorities in an ever changing environment
Work independently as well as in a team based environment
Organize and prioritize work effectively and efficiently, both for self and a team
Quickly grasp complex issues and effectively integrate, compile and analyze complex information and data, then form and present options and recommendations
Problem solve by providing timely and accurate interpretation of analyses
Remain flexible/adaptable as priorities change
Communicate effectively and tactfully, both orally and in writing
Prepare and conduct a quality presentation to large groups, all levels of leadership and key stakeholders both internally and externally
Serve as a role model for peers and junior team members and prepare them to accept roles with increasing levels of responsibility and complexity
Positively influence others and gain their cooperation
Qualifications Required:
The successful candidate(s) will have the following knowledge and experience:
A Bachelor's degree or higher with at least 7+ years of experience managing complex programs and projects
Certification as a PMP required
Knowledge of program management and collaboration tools, including but not limited to MS Project, Box.com, Sharepoint, Primavera and/or other project management software and demonstrated proficiency with the MS Office Suite of products
Familiarity with Agile methodologies, actual experience managing Agile projects is preferable
Excellent written and verbal communication skills – Executive level is preferable
Knowledge of networking technology and software (e.g. video and teleconferencing, net meeting, Lync, and/or other cloud based applications)
Basic familiarity with social networking tools such as Yammer
Experience in fact finding including knowledge and understanding of where to find and how to present relevant information.
Job Dimensions:
Support a multi-year program with a constantly evolving staff of 20 to 300 (possibly more)National Grid, on and offshore consultants and contractor resources
Lead and manage a team of 4 to 20 analysts in the execution of all facets of program management
Engage and interact with Executive level stakeholders
Network with stakeholders across the US Gas, Finance/Shared Services, IS and Corporate Functions
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.
Primary Location
:Gas Enablement
Job Posting
:Oct 4, 2016, 12:30:44 PM
Unposting Date
:Nov 3, 2016, 11:59:00 PM

To apply for this job, contact:
Kathy Gangarossa

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