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National Grid Principal Business Analyst, Business Analysis in Waltham, Massachusetts

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National Grid is hiring a Principal Analyst for our Gas Scenario Planning team in Waltham, MA or 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 Principal Analyst will provide analytical, process, and decision-making support for the Gas Scenario Planning and Solution Delivery operating model, encompassing gas demand forecasting, gas capacity need identification, and optioneering across gas supply/network infrastructure/demand-side solutions. This role will manage analytical models for the evaluation of long-term gas capacity needs and supply / gas network infrastructure / demand-side solutions and provide overall support for the planning process (e.g., governance, leadership decision-making, solution portfolio implementation oversight, and risk management).

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage end-to-end gas scenario planning process across multiple functions (demand forecasting, gas capacity need identification, optioneering across gas supply/network investments/demand-side solutions)

  • Lead analysis and evaluation of long-term gas capacity solutions across multiple criteria

  • Track gas capacity solution portfolio implementation and lead contingency analysis to adjust portfolio for changing circumstances

  • Define and track KPIs / key risk indicators / dashboard metrics for US gas supply and capacity for leadership

  • Staff governance committees and provide senior leadership decision support

  • Manage the change program to fully implement and continuously improve the gas scenario planning and solution delivery operating mode

  • Use strategic perspective and problem solving to test internal thinking and drive continuous improvement

  • Develop internal-facing and external-facing evaluations of gas capacity needs and options, leading ad hoc teams of cross-functional subject matter experts to deliver, and present and defend findings externally in regulatory proceedings and via stakeholder engagement


  • Bachelor’s degree required (master’s or advanced degree is a plus) and 5+ years of related work experience

  • Understanding of current trends within the gas utility industry

  • Innovative strategic thinker and solutions oriented

  • Strong analytical background/technical acumen with ability to gather & analyze data

  • Project management experience

  • Ability to collaborate effectively across multiple disciplines or functional groups

  • Strong communication skills (e.g., leadership decision support)

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.

In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.