Senior Planner, Portfolio Planning

National Grid Waltham , MA 02154

Posted 2 months ago

Job ID 2918 Location Waltham, Massachusetts Organization Work Scheduling and Dispatch Department GAS INVEST RESOURCE AND RATE PLANNING

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

Location: Waltham, MA

  • Act as the first point of contact for internal customers and stakeholders for programs of responsibility.

  • Build on a quarterly basis the 2-year resource loaded work plan for maintenance and construction based on company set targets and adherence to compliance goals with our regulators.

  • Generate and distribute several reports with different cadences to report to the business on the performance of KPIs and work plan target achievement.

  • Work with other business units (i.e. Field Operations, Resource Coordination) in building the resource loaded work plan and ensure the completion of it on budget.

  • Build accurate monthly forecast of units of work and dollars to be spent based on actual units completed, remaining dollars in the budget and units of work planned, identify any gaps or trends that pose a risk for completing the work plan on budget, and make timely recommendations to stakeholders and decision makers on how to mitigate the potential impacts.

  • Engage stakeholders via cadence meetings to report on progress of work plan and identify gaps and trends to make the recommendations to get back on track.

  • Support continuous improvement initiatives as needed of the company's processes and performance across the business.

  • Build upon professional skills in the areas of leadership, communications, stakeholder engagement, driving culture change and performance, and technical skills (i.e. generating reports using Excel and relational databases), among others, in order to continually grow personal contribution to the business.

Respond to information requests of audit, finance, and other internal stakeholders in a timely fashion.

Key Accountabilities

  • Bachelors degree, or higher, in business, engineering, finance, accounting, or other related discipline or equivalent work experience and 3 to 5+ years of experience in Project/Program Management/Project Controls.

  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence strategic decision making.

  • Self-starter/motivated to lead the performance of programs of responsibility.

  • Demonstrates a consistent approach in dealing with stakeholders and taking personal responsibility for driving performance.

  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret information and analyze relationships among several parts of a problem or situation in order to clearly articulate the findings.

  • Anticipates obstacles and thinks ahead about next steps, demonstrating initiative and resourcefulness and the ability to investigate the situation beyond routine questioning.

  • Demonstrates an energetic and enthusiastic manner and the ability to engage and maintain high levels of engagement of stakeholders during meetings, and throughout the year.

  • Understands the importance of procedures and standards of working and demonstrates the ability to give directions or demonstrations with clear reasons and rationales.

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.

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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