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National Grid Manager, Product Owner, Infrastructure in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Digital Product Owner for our Digital team in Waltham, MA.

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

To connect IS infrastructure technical project delivery and business functions by ensuring changes in project delivery are established in the business and deliver projected benefits.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure that delivery of all change and transformation projects of infrastructure use a range of internal resources and external suppliers meeting safety standards and requirements.

  • Manage the operational relationship and performance of IT suppliers and service providers so that contractual agreements are met.

  • Plan infrastructure project scope to generate operational benefits through defining tracking metrics and optimizing timelines.

  • Lead the improvement maximization strategy for infrastructures in existing and new business operations as groups of projects are launched to achieve agreed objectives.

  • Establish and implement new measurable adjustment mechanisms for customers, employees and all relevant stakeholders to adopt the enhanced infrastructure.

  • Ensure that the work of the program, including the scope of each project, covers the necessary aspects required to deliver the products or services that will lead to operational benefits.

  • Optimizing the timing of the release of project deliverables into business operations.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Able to influence and manage internal and external stakeholders.

  • A good track record of interfacing with direct and third-party suppliers delivering services in onshore/offshore model.

Qualifications

  • Degree-level qualification in a relevant discipline

  • Has experience in managing software development through a third-party supplier and a deep understanding of SDP and IS procurement Processes

  • Understanding of software development lifecycle methodologies like Waterfall, Agile, RUP, SCRUM desirable

  • 5 years+ experience in delivering enterprise-wide business change

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.

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