National Grid Scheduling Analyst in Waltham, Massachusetts
*About the Position*:
The Scheduling Analyst plays an important role in supporting the Customer Improvement Director by scheduling and maintaining progress updates of all critical workstreams.This position is responsible for determining the most effective ways to improve customer and internal processes and deliver exceptional service. The Scheduling Analyst develops ways to maximize efficiency and manage resources and capabilities more effectively and deliver customer value. This role will also support the design and implementation of pilot programs, projects and policies within the My Accounts team to improve the ways of working for National Grid.
_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_
Plan, develop, and keep current a resource-loaded program schedule, cross-referencing vendor progress claims.
Identify, record, and analyze the impact of program-level work tracked, performed and not performed as scheduled.
Ensure program schedule has a sufficient level of detail and that critical path and resources are allocated accordingly.
Report schedule performance in hubs and stakeholder meetings.
Evaluate schedule performance and conduct impact analysis for risks and change requests.
Report and monitor progress against baseline plan and key milestones, ensuring scheduling issues and resolutions are communicated in a timely fashion.
Develop solutions for scheduling demands and change controls.
Work with training team to schedule and coordinate training for Customer initiatives.
Help to manage a pool of shared resources supporting My Account workstreams and supporting activities
Prepare and write relevant documentation in order that all stakeholders are fully informed and all evidence or statistics are documented.
Manage the day to day relationship with relevant internal parties or employees in order to understand their requirements, deliver appropriate, customized solutions and advice, and build cross-functional working in line with National Grid policies and processes.
Develop and utilize peer group network in order to absorb and apply technical/professional best practice within own area of specialism.
Execute instructions and requests, plan and organize resources and make appropriate arrangements to ensure that work is carried out efficiently and in line with relevant policies and processes.
Monitor and review information, updating where necessary in order to identify any anomalies or discrepancies and ensure management has access to up to date and accurate information.
Support and actively participate in Performance Hubs
_Knowledge & Experience Required:_
Bachelor's degree preferred and 3 years of related experience in a related role
Expert in relevant software and tools including e.g. Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Visio, and Sharepoint)
Broad technical depth in multiple, related fields sufficient to lead programs or projects.
Knowledge of National Grid's business operations, company policies and practices/(preferred)/.
Knowledge of relevant energy industry practice/(preferred)/.
Strong working knowledge of tools and systems within designated area.
Knowledge of and ability to learn and implement Performance Excellence or other process oriented methodology to drive towards a culture of continuous improvement
Technical Aptitude: Broad technical depth in multiple, related fields and technical/professional best practice within own area of specialism sufficient to effectively support programs or projects.
Analytical Thinking: Sees multiple relationships between different sources of data, identifying several likely causes or consequences of a situation.
Impact and Influence: Uses direct persuasion to influence others, using basic data, logic or a solid business case.
Customer Orientation: Takes personal responsibility for correcting problems promptly and un-defensively and communicates customer expectations to monitor delivery and satisfaction.
Project Management: Employs strong organizational skills and ability to track/maintain multiple tasks
Stakeholder Engagement: Identifies and engages all critical stakeholders in relevant discussions.
Attention to Detail: Reviews and tracks detail accuracy; checks to ensure procedures are followed.
Communication: Possesses strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.
Organization and Time Management: Highly organized and effectively maintain various documents and demands; maintains calendar and effectively manages time.
Continuous Improvement: Builds upon technical/professional skills within own area of specialism or of other processes in order to continually grow personal contribution to the role and to the business.
Motivation: Maintains positive outlook and exhibits a 'can-do' attitude in a high-pressure environment.
SAFe: Proficient in Agile SAFe methodology
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.
/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: *Customer Group
Organization: *Customer Group
Title: Scheduling Analyst
Requisition ID: 20182763