Senior Project Manager, Facilities - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-07
National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)
Defense Contracting

/yr

  full-time   employee


Waltham
Massachusetts
02451-1120
United States

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

Project Manager (PM) is responsible for delivering on the objectives established for assigned design, engineering, and construction projects. More specifically, the PM is responsible for meeting the objectives on/ahead of schedule and on/under budget. In order to do this, the PM will lead highly-capable, cross-functional teams which will include members that are both internal and external to National Grid. The planning and execution of activities will be focused on delivering the right solution to the right customer at the right time.

 

PM will be a part of the Facilities Management Department which oversees approximately 8 million square feet of building footprint in NY, MA, and RI consisting offices and electric and gas construction operations sites.  PM will work closely with the Facilities O&M department.

 

Position will be based out of Syracuse, NY, Waltham, Massachusetts, or Hicksville, New York, and projects will be located in the region corresponding to where the position is based ( Upstate New York, Massachusetts/Rhode Island and Long Island/NYC respectively).

Key Accountabilities

The Project Manager (PM) is accountable to perform a wide range of duties including most, if not all, of the following:

 

Plan the project: 

  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with the appropriate organizations and regulators.
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities and resources needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities.
  • Review the project schedule and objectives with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise as required.

Staff the project: 

  • Engage project stakeholders in planning and design process, incorporate into plan, and receive general acceptance
  • Working with Procurement, contract qualified vendors/consultants to work on the project as appropriate. 

Implement the project: 

  • Execute the project according to the project plan.
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities.
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured.
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, and other National Grid standards and policies
  • Communicate with key stakeholders and impacted business groups on progress of project.
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards. 

 

Control the project: 

  • Provide updates on the project for leadership and our regulators.
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures and track actual costs and variances on a regular basis.
  • Manage vendor relationships, contractual obligations, & payments.
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality

 

Close out the project:

  • Ensure punch list items are completed including issuance of as-built drawings, product information, warranties, and operating manuals.
  • Complete work order close out tasks.

Qualifications

Knowledge & Experience Requirements for Lower Level Candidate:

 

The successful candidate(s) will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • A Bachelor's Degree (in an engineering discipline, construction management or facilities management preferred).
  • 5-8 years of project management experience; PMP Certification preferred.
  • General knowledge of civil/site work and building systems including but not limited to architectural, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, BMS, Fire & Life Safety and related systems.
  • Familiarity with purchasing, construction contracts, environmental, construction safety regulations, and building codes.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Project, Primavera and/or other Project Management software and the MS Office Suite of products;
  • Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside of organization.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects under budget and time constraints.
  • Good people skills, works well with others.

Knowledge & Experience Requirements for Higher Level Candidate:

 

The successful candidate(s) will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in an engineering discipline, construction management or facilities management.
  • Registered Professional Engineering License with up to 12 years professional development in an engineering field or 20 years of relevant experience.
  • Expert knowledge of civil/site work and building systems including but not limited to architectural, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, BMS, Fire & Life Safety and related systems.
  • Familiarity with purchasing, construction contracts, environmental, construction safety regulations, and building codes.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Project, Primavera and/or other Project Management software and the MS Office Suite of products;
  • Experience with successful delivery of complex projects and possess team leadership skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors, regulatory representatives, and town/city officials in a positive collaborative manner.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and organizational skills.

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.

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