About us National Grid is hiring a Stratergy Activation Director for our Gas Transformation department, located 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 To lead the activation of the company's “Future of Heat” strategy via developing strategic plans and roadmaps to ensure that the right processes, activities, and capabilities are pursued. To work closely with Strategy & External Affairs teams generating corporate, regulatory, policy and external influence strategies and with teams across Customer, Gas Engineering & Asset Management, etc. to solicit input and ensure alignment an execution against “Future of Heat” strategic plans/roadmaps. ## Key Accountabilities + Develop holistic ‘thought leadership’ for future of gas that integrates strategy, policy, strategy execution priorities and activities, and 'net zero' plan + Create roadmap(s) for strategy execution and drive alignment and accountability across teams responsible for execution (e.g., new pilots/programs, RD&D, and investment planning) + Provide technology and market insights to shape strategy execution plans and set innovation priorities + Lead industry engagement on 'future of heat' strategy activation + Set policy/regulatory priorities needed for strategy activation + Create ‘Net Zero’ plan and KPIs for gas distribution ## Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required + Manage projects and lead cross-functional teams + Engage with and influence internal and external stakeholders + Communicate effectively across the organization, including with senior leadership ## Qualifications + Bachelor’s degree required; Master's or advanced degree preferred + 7+ years of relevant work experience + Demonstrated 'thought leadership' on decarbonization pathways, clean energy policies, demand-side management, low-carbon gas, heat electrification, and/or innovative regulatory frameworks + Experience with strategy development and execution and cross-functional influence and leadership (e.g., strategic planning, roadmap development) ## 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, committed to providing equal opportunity to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other factor protected from discrimination under municipal, state, or federal law. We encourage all interested, qualified persons to join the National Grid team.