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Project Manager (Senior/Lead) NES Smart City

Albany, NY
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Description: Description National Grid’s New Energy Solutions (NES) has been recently established to develop and launch agile, transformative, and innovative energy solutions; moving towards the goal of a customer-centric, 21 st century utility. Our team culture is self-directed and empowered, and provides NES team members the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, with start-to-finish project ownership, and participation in transformational industry change. We are proud of how we develop these solutions; embracing and integrating new energy and customer enabling technologies. NES unlocks value for National Grid’s customers and communities and accelerates progress towards a sustainable future.
About the Position: The Project Manager (Senior/Lead PM) is responsible for delivering on assigned projects and goals as well as providing leadership internally to drive innovation projects. The projects assigned to this PM tend to be “first of its kind” and disruptive and will look to transform how the utility business operates. More specifically, the PM is responsible for meeting the objectives on/ahead of schedule, on/under budget, successfully document and transfer all acquired knowledge and transition successful projects into the business. 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.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): The Project Manager (Senior/Lead PM) is accountable to perform a wide range of duties including most, if not all, of the following: Define the scope of the project in collaboration with the appropriate organizations and regulators. Create a detailed work plan / implementation plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project. Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, staff etc.) required to complete the project. Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities. Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required. Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion. In consultation with the appropriate organizations/leaders, recruit, interview and select staff and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities. Manage project staff and/or volunteers according to the established policies and practices of the organization. Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project. Contract qualified vendors/consultants to work on the project as appropriate. 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. Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project. Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards. Write reports on the project for leadership and our regulators. Communicate with regulators as required. Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures. Report actual costs and variances to established budgets on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly). Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures. Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date. Manage risks and issues effectively. Visit site(s) regularly to inspect work and ensure all safety protocols are strictly followed Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality. Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase. Document lessons learned from the project and share it with the broader organization
Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required: Bachelor's Degree with 5-10 years of project management experience delivering technology or innovation projects (an advanced degree in business and/or a technical discipline is preferred). 5 years’ experience with advanced energy efficiency systems and control systems is desired. Understanding of Network lighting controls, Internet of Things, Field Area Networks, Smart City applications is big plus. Experience in working with Utility sponsored Demand Side Management Programs is desired Demonstrated proficiency with MS Project, or other Project Management software and the MS Office Suite of products; Technical knowledge related to the job. Project Management Professional certification is preferred Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside of organization. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work. Good people skills, works well with others. This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and applying and acquiring technical skills.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat 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 : New Energy Solutions Primary Location : NY-Albany Organisation : New Energy Solutions Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Jan 4, 2018, 3:02:12 PM Unposting Date : Feb 4, 2018, 4:59:00 AM


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