National Grid Analyst, Transmission Planning and Asset Management in Waltham, Massachusetts

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.

National Grid is hiring an Analyst, Transmission Planning and Asset Management in Waltham, MA.

Job Purpose

The Transmission Planning and Asset Management team is a technically based group that sets strategic direction to meet corporate objectives and manages our electric transmission assets in New England by identifying capital replacement/upgrade/expansion projects and determining high-level maintenance needs. As a member of the Transmission Planning and Asset Management department, the Analyst will update and analyze data to facilitate decision-making and fulfill sponsorship obligations of the department to ensure robust capital budgets for the New England transmission companies. Additionally, the role will support adherence to and maintenance of company policies designed to ensure that National Grid remains compliant with regional and national standards.

Key Accountabilities

  • Monitor and review financial information, updating where necessary in order to identify any anomalies or discrepancies and ensure management has access to up to date and accurate information.

  • Monitor PS&I accounting charges and recommend/communicate actions necessary to ensure adherence to company accounting policies.

  • Maintain KPI’s related to Gate A and Gate B milestones for transmission projects by acting as an interface between Planning engineers and Program Managers to ensure that project sponsorship activities are accurately reflected in Primavera P6.

  • Support project teams in creating and monitoring funding project numbers, work orders, Major Location Reference Table and other financial activities.

  • Screen and redact all departmental documents that are submitted externally for various regulatory filings and ISO submittals for Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII.) Coordinate company activities related to CEII such as development of training, providing to organization on CEII and representing company on external committees to ensure company stays within FERC guidance on this matter.

  • Maintain and provide information and data in order to ensure regulators and other stakeholders are kept up to date with relevant National Grid policies, processes and programs.

  • Monitor and update Regional System Plan Project List and Local System Plan Project List for submission to ISO New England on regular update cycles.

  • Develop and maintain analytical systems, models, and procedures in order to ensure timeliness, consistency, safety, efficiency and operability.

  • Build upon technical/professional skills within area of responsibility and beyond in order to continually increase contribution to the business.

  • Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies within assigned area.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Experienced in providing good customer service.
  • Experience written/verbal communication skills.

  • Good time management and ability to work to deadlines.

  • Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a business, finance or engineering related area.

  • Minimum of two years of experience.

  • Proficient in relevant software: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Good communication, organizational and teamwork skills to develop and maintain a stakeholder network and work across departments to achieve common goals.

  • Strong self-motivator, ability to make sense of complex and/or new tasks and translate into a clear plan of action.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work assignments simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of relevant industry practice and legislation preferred

  • Understanding of project management techniques and methods preferred

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for promotional 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.