Project Management and Controls Project Manager

2018-08-11
National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee



Massachusetts
United States

Description
About the Position:
The Project Management and Controls Project Manager has extensive knowledge in electrical distribution planning and application of grid technologies to improve grid performance today and ready the grid for the future challenges represented by distributed generation and electrification. It is also preferred that this project manager have knowledge of operational technologies and grid device integration such as outage and distribution management systems. This project manager will spend significant time with client teams establishing project objectives and then managing across a team of engineers, analysts, and third-party consultants to achieve those objectives.
Manages and oversees project controls for technology, engineering and construction projects. Responsible for project planning and scheduling, cost estimating and monitoring, and quality review. Manages project controls personnel. Establishes program and control policies to mitigate risk. Provides guidance and consultation for project managers. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
Direct and monitor all activities for highly complex programs from initiation to delivery inclusive of strategy and planning, vendor systems procurement, architecture and design, systems development and integration, vendor management, testing, and acceptance
Lead Program Management Office for client projects, including developing, managing, and enhancing program governance model and procedures for performance management and program change, issues and risk management
Act as a liaison between departments and stakeholders within the client organization
Provide consistent and comprehensive status reporting, executive-level dashboards, project updates, ongoing cost analyses, significant issue management/resolution and communication at project and executive levels
Develop and manage an integrated program-level schedule, encompassing a large number of workstreams and projects that cut across multiple departments and stakeholders within the utility
Oversee and manage performance, including budget, schedule, forecasting, resources, and reporting
Lead structured risk and issues management planning, tracking, control and escalation/reporting; analyze issues and risks in terms of impact to schedule and budget and identify and execute upon mitigation plans
Manage escalation of risks and issues; hold program sponsor(s) and individual team members accountable to effectively manage issues based on priority and impact
Identify and document all deliverables and activities required to meet the program scope and objectives
Manage service delivery of against agreed schedule, quality, scope, budget and defined deliverables
Lead quality management for the program, driving to excellent client satisfaction
Mentor and coach team members
Qualifications
Knowledge & Experience Required:
BS or BA required, MBA a strong plus
7+ years of program management experience in a complex systems integration environment
Knowledge and experience with project management practices and techniques at the level of PMI Certification. Candidates with PMP certification are preferred
5+ years of experience working with electric utilities, preference working on grid modernization projects
Demonstrated ability to successfully manage project delivery in a large, multi-team environment for complex, multi-disciplinary programs
A working understanding of financial reporting within a utility, including capital budgeting and regulatory reporting
Knowledge of project management tools (i.e. Microsoft Project), methodologies and practices to effectively deliver within cost, schedule and quality baselines
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Strong executive presence and proven ability to consult at all levels in a utility organization
Understanding of how to build and leverage strong business relationships
Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Excellent leadership and management skills
Must have a passion for customer satisfaction and the ability to manage customer?s needs and expectations
Excellent organizational, time management and customer relation/communication skills
Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.

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.

Job
:Network Strategy
Primary Location
:Massachusetts
Other Locations
:New York, Rhode Island
Organisation
:Electric
Schedule
:Full-time
Job Posting
:Aug 10, 2018, 3:05:19 PM
Unposting Date
:Ongoing

 

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