National Grid Project Analyst, IS - Solutions Delivery in Waltham, Massachusetts
_About the Position:_
National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and the UK.
We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society, delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solution.
The Program Delivery Project Analyst is part of the Project Support Office (PSO) team and reports to the PSO Manager, US IS Program Delivery. The Project Analyst is assigned to support multiple projects and project managers.* *
_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_
The Project Analyst is accountable to perform a wide range of functions which will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Assist with the development and production of periodic financial performance metrics on jurisdictional/portfolio spend and operational costs for inclusion in monthly, quarterly and annual reports, including relevant variance analysis and commentary on results.
Coordinate with the IS Finance, Planning & Performance Management and US Program Delivery teams, acting as financial point of contact and assist with implementing value initiatives to help IS in developing the right metrics to measure its performance and to standardize processes & tools.
Operationally facilitate the monthly forecasting process, ensuring completeness and adherence to process.
Utilize historical financial data to assist with the development of project budget, resource and forecasting plans.
Assist Program Delivery Managers/Project Managers with the development of monthly/fiscal year end accruals.
Assist in ad-hoc reporting to support requests.
Responsible for maintaining reports and performance documentation.
Schedule/coordinate activities to include meetings, teleconferences, video conferences, etc.
Participate in both internal and external meetings, keeping accurate notes and distributing meeting minutes as appropriate.
Prepare project organization and communication charts relating to the projects
Assist in the development of project status, program board and/or steering committee material
Provide a central point of accountability for coordinating and processing invoices.
Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the project team and external parties.
Assist in tracking development, approval and processing for all statements of work.
Assist in the development of the closure paper and associated proceedings.
*Knowledge & Experience Required:*
The successful candidate(s) will have the following knowledge and experience:
A Bachelor's degree and more than 3 years of related experience OR in lieu of a degree, equivalent work experience.
Must have recent Project Analyst experience with a focus on Investment and Project/Portfolio Planning, and Forecasting, including operational resources and program costs.
Working knowledge of Operating vs. Capital Expense rules for internal software development
Analysis of business performance and development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Knowledge of MS Project, and/or other Project Management software and demonstrated proficiency with the MS Office Suite of products is a must.
Experience in fact finding including knowledge and understanding of where to find and how to present relevant information.
This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
Proven IS business acumen.
Experience in Process Improvement projects
Proficiency in SharePoint 2010 or newer
Handle multiple tasks and determine priorities in an ever changing environment while remaining flexible/adaptable as priorities change.
Work independently as well as in a team based environment.
Organize and prioritize work effectively and efficiently.
Quickly grasp complex issues and effectively integrate, compile and analyse complex information and data.
Problem solve by providing timely and accurate interpretation of analyses.
Communicate effectively and tactfully, both orally and in writing.
Prepare and conduct a quality presentation to large groups, all levels of leadership and key stakeholders both internally and externally.
Positively influence others and gain their cooperation.
National Grid is an international Electric and Gas Company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We are committed to being an innovative leader in energy management and to safeguarding our global environment
We are currently looking for highly motivated individuals who want to join a dynamic and fast paced organization going through major transformation. If you are someone who’s looking to bring innovation
/National Grid is an equal opportunity employer thatvaluesa broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture ofinclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to bean affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team./
Job: *Information Services
Organization: *Information Services
Title: Project Analyst, IS - Solutions Delivery
Requisition ID: 20182641