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National Grid Manager, Substation Construction in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us National Grid is hiring a Manager for the In-House Electric Substation Construction group for our Construction department in Waltham, MA. 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 In-House Construction group consists of a non-geographical workforce of approximately 125 Union and management employees responsible for civil, primary and electrical substation construction as well as their primary support group for Operations, the Construction Depot (capital material management). The Manager of Substation Group, reporting to New England Electric Construction Director, will be responsible for the performance and daily activities of the supervisors who manage the internal union workforce to assure high standards of safety, security, environmental compliance, and assuring uninterrupted service is delivered to customers in a timely and professional manner consistent with Company and regulatory requirements.To manage and coordinate substation construction projects, ensuring the safe installation and/or replacement of the energy delivery system infrastructure. ## Key Accountabilities Manage a team of 10-15 supervisors including staffing/performance and workload Accountable for oversight of Substation crews performing construction, maintenance and restoration work associated with electric utility construction projects. Develop metrics or KPIs to ensure projects are delivered on time, safety, and within budget. Ensure safe and reliable construction and maintenance activities consistent with company, objectives and policies, in full compliance with existing and relevant emerging government codes and regulations at all work locations. Ensure company guidelines, procedures, standards, and environmental and safety regulations are consistently adhered to. Assure compliance to all applicable federal, state, local and National Grid guidelines, laws and regulations. Support supervisors through issue resolution. Provide quality assurance that the work being performed is per National Grid specifications, standards Work with other managers and departments to identify opportunities and establish new or enhance existing processes to effectively implement the workplan. Encourage a culture of accountability performance excellence and continuous improvement. Manage resource plan for supervision of the New England portfolio of outsourced substation projects. Responsible for identifying strategic efficiencies and savings opportunities. Assist with development and implementation of a strategic plan for the group, considering internal and external factors. Utilize this plan to guide decisions such as department size, work allocation, training, tooling and equipment. Administer and interpret the collective bargaining agreement. Other duties as assigned. ## Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required + Experience managing the work of a substation maintenance and construction operation. + Ability to provide direction, the appropriate structure and effective resourcing to enable the team to deliver high performance. + Ability to network internally and externally and to develop successful, long-lasting business relationships. ## Qualifications Two-year technical degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering or equivalent experience. 5+ years relevant Substation construction experience in all aspects of electric utility operations or related fields. Knowledge of Federal, State, OSHA, local, company safety and environmental rules and regulations. Ability to read and interpret job scope of work, prints, specifications, schematics, instructional information and contract documents and be able to catch errors before they are made and create effective solutions. Must have thorough understanding of electric utility construction principles, equipment, work methods and the hazards associated with this work and can mitigate those hazards. Ability to develop a working knowledge of company maintenance practices, safe work practices, tagging rules and labor contracts. Able to travel throughout the service territory and willing to work extended hours when job required and for system emergencies. Valid driver’s license required. Must understand substation construction principles and the hazards associated with overhead and underground electrical circuits, clearances with associated civil work and possess understanding of OSHA 1910.269 and 1926 construction standards. Ability to develop a working knowledge of company maintenance practices, safe work practices, tagging rules and labor contracts. Ability to develop and administer a strong Safety culture. Hands-on experience with completion of challenging field construction work. ## 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.
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