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.
National Grid is hiring a Coordinator or our Resource Coordination department in Buffalo, NY.
Manage and coordinate work requirements/schedules for the substation departments in order to maximize field efficiencies and work force utilization and meet required dates.
- Direct weekly scheduling meetings with essential stakeholders using remote technology.
- Develop and maintain the four-week rolling schedule.
- Forecast, prioritize, and bundle work into the schedule.
- Ensure all required substation maintenance and inspections are completed on time.
- Schedule and manage all equipment rentals for projects.
- Apply for circuit outages via TOA system.
- Work with Business Services to schedule drop and picks.
- Maintains Release Report.
- Attend Program Management and Engineering meetings.
- Provide daily work packets (TOA, Cascade, SMP).
- Maintain tracking of all IR Hot Spot repairs and arranges all re-tests.
- Apply resource strategies, including overtime, crew support from remote locations and contractor usage to resolve scheduling conflicts.
- Effectively communicate scheduled priorities and changes across lines of business.
- Manage work queue and develop prioritized contingency work in order to capitalize on opportunities to achieve safety, efficiency, reliability, and financial goals.
- Monitor prerequisites to meet customer need dates, ensure work progression, and coordinate long-lead material orders.
- Maintain equipment databases, work order systems, create work orders and work order closeout.
- Support Divisional reliability objectives.
- Coordinate departmental training, non-productive time and crew absences with the barn supervisors. Maintain employee training database.
- Participate in emergency restoration activities as required.
- Associate's Degree in a related area with 3 years of professional corporate experience
- Demonstrate personal accountability and excellent organizational skills to deliver performance excellence.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills are necessary
- Possess general knowledge of electrical equipment, vehicles, tools, operation, electric system and operating procedures.
- Understand local labor agreements and geographical constraints.
- Proficient computer skills in STORMS, iScheduler, Track Star AVL, Microsoft Office suite (excel, word, power point, etc.), SAP, Cascade, Transmission Outage Application (TOA).
- A desire to seek opportunities to drive continuous improvements in performance through application of best practice.
- Ability to apply creative problem-solving skills in a team environment.
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.