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National Grid Process and Performance Improvement Lead in Brooklyn, New York

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National Grid is hiring a Process and Performance Improvement Lead for our IT group in Brooklyn, NY

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

The Global IT Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO) owns and maintains the NG Global IT Portfolio Management processes. The IT EPMO is working to align our processes and tools across both US and UK delivery regions. As part of the process improvements, National Grid is standing up a strategic planning tool called Enterprise Hub (Alfabet), which will support key capabilities such as; strategic planning, investment funding & architecture roadmaps.

We are looking to hire a skilled process engineer to oversee the design and implementation of the core capabilities and associated processes managed through Enterprise Hub. As a process engineer, you will be responsible for developing and implementing process strategies, managing process resources, optimizing current processes, creating and maintaining process documents.

The role holder will work with key stakeholders from both regions to analyse current state processes, identifying opportunities for improvement. This role will work independently to perform gap analysis, make recommendations and document the end-state processes (people, data & governance) to support core capabilities within EnterpriseHub.

Key Accountabilities

Direct

  • Work as part of the EnterpriseHub project team to develop & document streamlined processes to support our strategic & investment planning, solution & enterprise architecture to enable our Agile delivery journey and maintains an appropriate level of governance and clarity of reporting in a regulated utility

  • Meet with key stakeholders to assess existing processes

  • Elicit requirements and drive process change using staff interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, business process descriptions, business analysis and workflow analysis

  • Accountable for detailed documentation of the new processes/capabilities, including data, owners, governance & standards, reporting and systems enhancements

  • Develop strong working relationships with the Global IT teams to be able to influence data driven decision making

  • To identify trends and process variations as part of identifying & documenting the core process & capabilities

  • Design and test process upgrades and new process systems

  • Ensure processes comply with safety and quality standards

  • Develop routines and best practices to ensure product quality

  • Provid the Product Manager with process documents and standard operating procedures

Indirect

  • Work closely with the Digital Transformation Service Team to ensure that the processes identified are aligned with our new Digital Operating Model

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and has the ability to deliver significant business results.

  • Able to build good relationships at all levels across the business.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering

  • Proven work experience as a process engineer

  • Experience with process simulations and standard operating procedures.

  • High-level knowledge of process engineering software systems.

  • Extensive experience in process design, excellent technical skills, and high-level analytical skills.

  • Experience in all aspects of the process improvement lifecycle (problem ID, value stream mapping, gap analysis, streamlined solutions, implementation, measurement)

  • High-level knowledge of process engineering software systems.

  • Experience of developing process metrics and their visual presentation to senior stakeholders

  • Root cause analysis and seeking solutions to emerging themes around gaps in performance

  • Implementation planning

  • Experience with process simulations and standard operating procedures.

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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