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National Grid Lead Specialist, Ethics and Compliance in Hicksville, New York

About us

National Grid is hiring a Lead Specialist of Ethics and Complaince in our offices based in Hickville, NY or Metrotech, NY.

Everyday 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.

To deliver high quality learning experiences that meet clients' technical, regulatory and safety learning needs through a blended learning approach and support the design and development of learning solutions.

Job Purpose

As a member of the US Ethics and Compliance Team, this role will:

  • Work directly with the staff of the US Ethics and Compliance team and report directly to the Director, US Ethics and Compliance

  • Assist with, support and manage the development, implementation and administration of key elements of the corporate Ethics and Compliance Program

  • Assist with Ethics Liaison Network activities, including onboarding and conducting regular update meetings with liaisons

  • Participate in confidential investigations into allegations of misconduct

  • Record allegations and inquiries to the US Ethics and Compliance Team in the case management system (GRC)

  • Follow-up tracking and reporting of training for the US Ethics and Compliance team (i.e. Code of Ethics training)

  • Conduct ethics update and training presentations to employees and contractors

  • Maintain the Ethics and Compliance Grid:home pages

  • Create and disseminate key Ethics and Compliance communications appropriate for multiple audiences

  • Proactively identify and evaluate ethics and compliance trends, report on ethics metrics

  • Follow-up tracking of Certificate of Compliance and Disclosure completed by employees and follow up on disclosures when needed

  • Assist in benchmarking activities to measure program maturity, identify potential areas for improvement of the Ethics and Compliance program and implement program improvement recommendations

Key Accountabilities

  • Participate in investigations into allegations of employee misconduct

  • Respond to and document inquiries and allegations in the case management system (GRC)

  • Assist in preparation of reports of US Ethics and Compliance Team activities for US Ethics and Compliance Committee and Chief Risk Officer

  • To advise, train and otherwise elevate employee awareness of ethics and compliance

  • Conduct special projects as requested

  • Highly ethical, open, and honest, with a strong sense of objectivity/fairness

  • Exposure to large company environment

  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills (including public speaking)

  • Understanding of risk management and internal controls

  • Strong work ethic

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • High degree of initiative/motivated/self starter

  • Team player/flexible


  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office products is required; proficient skills in the use of a variety of computer software including the proven ability to develop and maintain complex spreadsheets and databases

  • Experience preparing PowerPoint presentations including those using metrics

  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills with the ability to solve complex problems

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and planning skills with the proven ability to manage multiple priorities and complex projects of significant scope

  • Experience working in Legal or Ethics and Compliance field preferred

  • Ability to research, compile, coordinate, schedule, review, document, organize, verify data and conduct independent complex analysis, and identify inconsistencies. Experience in supporting confidential internal investigations preferred

  • Demonstrated excellent analytical skills with the ability to manipulate data and statistics, evaluate, produce complex reports and make recommendations based on independent complex analysis

  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills, including written, oral and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally to the organization; including speaking to large groups

More Information

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