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National Grid Lead Analyst, Data Management in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

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.

National Grid is hiring a Lead Analyst, Data Management for our Data Management Department in Waltham, MA.

Job Purpose

This role provides a vision for business-wide data activities and champions for data ownership and stewardship, standardization, accessibility, and governance for (US) wide gas business unit. This role will develop and maintain the data capture and recording capabilities to a specific area of our Gas Business Domain. Our Data is paramount to ensure our Gas Business Unit as the latest and most accurate data to make decision on the safe integrity of the transmission and distribution systems and transactional data sets including our work on the assets which is consistent with company objectives, strategies and policies and in full compliance with company, governmental codes and regulations.

Key Accountabilities
  • Analyze and monitor all related application/data to make sure everything is working correctly and properly and updated when needed.

  • Act as the data lead for ther area of focus on data which is not limited to data quality, access to data, and data security and able to relay to our Business/Process Leads the data issue at hand and its remediation

  • Ensure the data change process is followed for ther data area while partnering with our data governance team, the data owners, and the end-to-end data lifecycle to ensure GBE is administered and utilized within each region

  • Capture the data requirements for the functionalities for the data conversions and the data quality of the area of focus

  • Coordinate with GBE on deployment team and the governance on the prioritization of the fixes/issues/defects and enhancements/new capabilities

  • Properly train the area of focus in utilizing Informatica Data Quality scorecards/PowerBI

  • Own and manage data validation processes, resolve weaknesses and manage risks while managing the IT stakeholders and the Business stakeholders

  • Ensure all the data artifacts for the areas are up to date(Data Catalog, Data Business Rules Dictionary, Asset Specs, Asset Classifications, Domains, and Measurements).

  • Lead and support to gather functional data requirements for your focused area

  • Establish and lead Data Governance for your focused area

Job Dimensions:

• Team size: Individual Contributor reporting directly to the Director, Data Management & Controls, & Reporting

• Ability to work from home

• Inventory the gas business unit data assets, inspections/work orders, and other data sets

• Establish basic data standards

• Establish and execute basic enterprise-wide governance for your area of focus

• Ensure a robust and sustainable set of access controls are in place

• Update the data catalog, meta-data, and business glossary

• Audit compliance with respect to data management BMS standards including data privacy / data protection

• Establish and execute basic enterprise-wide governance for your area of focus

• Ensure a robust and sustainable set of access controls are in place

• Document the data life-cycle processes, identify and fill gaps

• Provide visibility to stakeholders of available data within the organization and more specifically your area of focus

• Lay foundations for a digitally enabled organization


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred with 8 years of related experience or Masters degree in a Quantitative Domain with 6+ years related work experience in:

• Cloud (preferably Azure)

• GIS Systems (Prefer knowledge of ArcGIS, ESRI, Lemur)

• Data Quality (Prefer Einstein Analytics, Informatica)

• Systems programming (Prefer SQL, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), PowerBI), Databases (Maximo databases)

• Applications (Salesforce, Field Service Lightning, Maximo).

Strategic self-starter with excellent computer and data set skills (Gas Business Enablement)

Advocate for data analytics value across a business and to diverse audiences

Experience conducting structured business analysis and generating well-defined requirements

Experience employing of contemporary data management and maturity assessment frameworks

Proficiency in data classification for security, usage, protection, and enterprise communication

Self-aware individual who can effectively manage stakeholders and build relationships across all levels and functions

Disciplined individual able to prioritize, deliver and delegate

Effective communicator able to communicate at all levels within the organization

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.