Project Manager, IS Projects - Military veterans preferred

2018-11-17
National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Waltham
Massachusetts
United States

Job ID 437
Location Waltham, Massachusetts
Organization Information Services
Department IT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT B

About us
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
Management and oversight of a number of projects from initiation to completion that deliver business change and subsequent benefits. Achieved by leveraging the range of resources and experience across the full IS function whilst influencing key stakeholders to achieve successful delivery.
Key Accountabilities
Oversight of partner led projects to ensure appropriate project management disciplines are utilized and that projects are successfully led to completion.
Analysis of vendor proposals related to projects and negotiation support for those proposals.
Development of recommendations related to sourcing strategies for the projects, ensuring value for money is achieved.
Managing projects within a business function utilising all available resources and relationships
Lead teams adhering to project governance. Has a depth of knowledge to ensure predictable and unexpected complexities are effectively managed through stakeholder influence & management.
Managing dependencies, risks, plans, costs and resourcing for each project and dependencies across interlinked projects
Ensures that the project offers a range of options and implements a change which achieves the objectives that have been set and that the business benefits are realised
Make use of full methodology and techniques autonomously for self and to supervise and advise others on appropriate approach.
Operate as a role model for Valued Business Partner, championing similar behaviours across IS.
Qualifications
Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Relevant industry certification (e.g. PMI, Prince 2, agile) desirable
A good extensive knowledge of the business and IS strategy and drivers for the project. Has proven leadership, relationship, communication and presentation skills
A good track record of delivering IT projects and understands National Grids policies, management structures and reporting procedures for all aspects of the project’s environment.
Act as a Valued Business Partner with capabilities and behaviours in all interactions with IS Colleagues, vendors and business stakeholders.
This role will work within one of the following areas: Operations, Network Strategy, Customer and Digital Transformation or US Corporate, IS, Shared Services.
More Information
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.
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.