Manager Gas Project Controls

National Grid • Melville, NY 11747

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

About the Position:

This role is responsible for leading and providing direction to the team of Schedule Analysts, providing oversight of the work of the team and ensuring that interactions between different projects in a portfolio are understood, with a focus on Gas projects.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

* Work closely with management and provide team leadership to ensure that organizational goals are communicated to the team and that group direction is consistent with corporate strategy, direction and growth objectives

* Lead, motivate and develop the team, allocate resources and provide the necessary training and coaching in order to develop a performance-based culture and ensure results are delivered in line with expectations and business objectives.

* Provide guidance and coaching to team members to ensure their effective development to meet their personal aspirations and future business needs.

* Promote a culture of continuous improvement and value for money by challenging current processes, methods of project and scheme costing and cost control to ensure that work is delivered efficiently.

* Develop and utilize peer group network in order to absorb and apply technical/professional best practice within own area of specialism.

* Work with process owners, management and peer Managers to identify and implement business process improvement and best practices in a consistent manner; and remain abreast of changing

* Ensure Project schedules are effectively managed and reflect the scope to be completed to ensure timely delivery of projects.

* Ensure schedule and cost support is given to challenge contractors change order.

* Ensure Support is provided to the Project Managers to help in understanding their cost and schedule interactions.

* Ensure the interactions between different projects in a portfolio are understood and robust analysis on individual projects and the portfolio (Critical Path, Total Float etc.) has taken place where necessary to ensure that projects are delivered to agreed standards and in line with strategic objectives.

* Support the project managers in the Change Control process for baseline changes to ensure they are tracked and assessed appropriately.

* Work collaboratively with the wider business to achieve the overall business goals of achieving efficiencies in the delivery of Capex.

Knowledge & Experience Required:

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience, with typically 5-7 years of experience in position.

* Considerable proven experience and expert knowledge in schedule development and analysis including milestone management, critical path analysis, understanding of float and time risk allowance and earned value methodologies.

* Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative, integrity and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors and regulatory representative

* Expert using Primavera to create project plans and progress them using a pre-defined work breakdown structure

* Expert using Primavera to optimize the performance of a portfolio of projects and familiar with the issues that arise on projects and how to overcome them.

* Knowledge of the typical projects that National Grid undertakes including their issues, typical durations etc.

* Expert understanding of how individual projects interact with each other as a result of the National Grid outage plan

* Good knowledge of the environment in which Complex Capital Delivery operates. Examples of this include health & safety legislation and planning legislation.

* Must have Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

* Must have Oracle P6 skills. It is desirable but not essential that the individual would have knowledge of P6 Analytics, Microsoft Project and Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau or Oracle Business Intelligence

* Experience working under tight deadlines

* Experienced in influencing, persuading, communicating, challenging and negotiating.

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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