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Analyst, Long Term Resource Planning

National Grid

Waltham, MA
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Description: Description About the Position:

This position supports the development of the long term projected spending and resource plan for Electric Transmission and Distribution, including projected planned maintenance activities, for the future plan period of 24 months to 10 years. Track and report on complex Electric projects through the Step 0 phase of the project lifecycle. Work with multiple stakeholder groups to advance Blanket, Program, and Project work. Support the management of the portfolio to ensure all regulatory and customer required work is advanced and delivered.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Responsible for identifying and developing the resource needs for Blankets and Programs in the 3-5 year of the work plan in all jurisdictions.
Develop and maintain Long Term Resource Planning Reports, KPIs, and Metrics.
Work in close liaison with Current Year Program/Project Management and Asset Management to ensure the Long Term Portfolio is properly loaded and resource identified. Build, manage, maintain, control and correct the rolling 5 year project portfolio and resource plan. Forecast resource requirements for the Long Term Portfolio based on various budget scenarios. Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders in order to share best practice and understand and challenge business decisions. Develop and track project plans prior to funding and determine appropriate placement within the portfolio. Monitor spending and resources for the current year plan and forecast the resultant impacts on the Long Term Portfolio and projected resource plan. Assist with special projects and tasks as required.
Monitor and review financial information, updating where necessary in order to identify any anomalies or discrepancies and ensure management has access to timely and accurate information.
Proactively research, produce, monitor and analyze cost, work plan, or other information to enable analysis of key themes and trends. This would include analyzing weekly and monthly cost data, preparing reports explaining budget variances and forecasting future expenses.
Manage the day to day relationship with internal parties to understand their requirements, deliver appropriate customized solutions.
Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies within assigned areas. This includes preparing charts, graphs, and detailed statistical analysis related to budget and cost control.
Produce high level and detailed forecasting models and work schedules to support senior management in defining resource planning strategies.
Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required:

A Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalent experience. Minimum of 2 years of related experience, or equivalent work program or project management experience. Experience of fact finding including knowledge and understanding of where to find and how to present relevant information. Working knowledge and experience in program/project management principles, tools and techniques. Proficient in relevant software e.g. Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access). Project management software knowledge a plus. (Primavera P6) Knowledge of National Grid's business operations, company policies and practices. Knowledge of relevant industry practice and legislation. Knowledge and proficiency in relevant company IT systems Experience in project management, budgeting, forecasting and scheduling. Advanced analytical skills with competencies to transfer data between software systems, and ability to develop complex business reports in project management systems and other software tools. Familiar with Transmission and Distribution line and substation construction is a plus. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and issues simultaneously. Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills. Ability to travel to divisional offices and other locations as required.

Understands the importance of procedures and standards of working and demonstrates the ability to give directions or demonstrations with clear reasons and rationales. Possesses organizational and planning skills with proven ability to manage multiple priorities and complex, major initiatives of significant scope, including unconventional programs. Demonstrates strong communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives and recommendations. Demonstrates the ability to interpret information and analyze relationships among several parts of a problem or situation in order to clearly articulate the findings and anticipates obstacles and thinks ahead about next steps. Makes self fully available for the external stakeholders, especially when they are going through a critical period. Demonstrates an energetic and enthusiastic manner and the ability to add value to the customer. Should demonstrate skills in negotiations, presentation, communication and critical analysis.
Job : Investment Planning Primary Location : MA-Waltham Organisation : Investment Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Apr 24, 2017, 10:02:59 AM Unposting Date : Ongoing

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