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Distribution Line Contracting Manager, New England
at National Grid
Waltham, MA

Distribution Line Contracting Manager, New England
at National Grid
Waltham, MA

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About us

National Grid is hiring a Capital Delivery Distribution Line Contracting Manager in our Capital Delivery department in Waltham, MA.


Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when peopleneed us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change insociety 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 andpioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always lookfor new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

The Distribution Line Contracting Manager will support the department director and provide leadership and cleardirection for the distribution line contracting team that ensures the delivery and documentation of work within theagreed timelines, cost schedules, quality and safety standards; and within a risk profile that fully supportsoperating to the highest Safety, Health and Environmental standards to ensure company goals are met and theconstruction program delivery is consistent with company objectives, strategies and policies. To fully integrate,optimize and lead the full life cycle of distribution line contracting construction program.

Key Accountabilities

Provide leadership and direction for the assigned Distribution line construction team.
Ensure safe and reliable construction of the Distribution systems that are consistent with company goals,objectives and policies, in full compliance with existing and relevant emerging government codes and regulations.
Work closely with management and provide team leadership to ensure that organizational goals arecommunicated to the team and that group direction is consistent with corporate strategy, direction and growthobjectives.
Ensure successful performance of assigned distribution line team; challenge, motivate and develop subordinates;reinforce a "continuous improvement" work environment within a performance based culture.
Work closely with leadership and procurement to develop outsourcing strategies that achieve competitive contractpricing while maintaining the highest quality work standards and construction practices.
Work closely with management to develop operating budgets and resource allocations to ensure timely and costeffective achievement of all assigned work.
Work with process owners, management and peer Managers to identify and implement business processimprovement and best practices in a consistent manner; and remain abreast of changing technologies andindustry best practices.
Implement new systems, policies and project initiatives.
Work with management to develop and sustain a contractor relations strategy, to improve relationships, enhanceoperational flexibility, and improve efficiencies, support business continuity, risk management and logisticsinitiatives.
Ensure distribution line construction interface with Project Management, Program Management and Community Relations as needed to support ongoing distribution line construction work.
Work closely with Division Operation teams to provide assistance with storm support as needed.
Ensure distribution line construction team fully supports operating to the highest SHEstandards to ensurecompany goals are met and the construction program delivery is consistent with company objectives, strategiesand policies.
Consistently demonstrate support for the National Grid values.
Demonstrate high level of functional and corporate commitment; consistent management team contributor; andchange agent for corporate programs.
Ensure all team members receive appropriate communications, clear objectives, training, coaching anddevelopment, motivation, regular performance feedback and recognition of achievements.
Actively develop own skill set to achieve a full match with the target competencies for this role and for continuingprofessional development.
Actively support and implement initiatives which support Inclusion & Diversity

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Ability to create a high energy team climate whereby team members are able to discuss relevant issues freely and where there is a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, questioning the value of every activity and creating better solutions.
  • Demonstrates openness to change.
  • Negotiations, presentation, construction management, communication.
Qualifications

Ability to create a high energy team climate whereby team members are able to discuss relevant issuesfreely and where there is a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, questioning the value of everyactivity and creating better solutions.
Demonstrates openness to change.
Negotiations, presentation, construction management, communication.

Requirements:
This position requires driving. A valid Driver's License and a driving record which meets National Grid's SafeDriver policy are required.
A Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline and/or significant relevant construction experience in all aspectsof utility distribution line construction operations. Experience with successful delivery of complex projects andpossess team leadership skills.
Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong PC and business applications knowledge to facilitate full leveraging of technology solutions in theconstruction work environment.

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bandsas 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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