Project Manager

National Grid is a Global Electricity and Gas Company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We are committed to being an innovative leader in energy management and to safeguarding our global environment.
We Offer:
Consistent growth potential through company leadership programs
Competitive and robust benefits and compensation with Bonus potential
Numerous wellness programs and access to on site gym 24/7- depending location
A multitude of company endorsed community programs to participate in
Access to a full service cafeteria
We are currently looking for Rock Stars that want to be part of an exciting new venture of bringing back IT Projects to the states. This person must be a self-starter, energetic and have a passion for Project Management. Projects can be under .5 MM to well over 2 MM.
About the Position:
The Project Manager is accountable for working closely with the business and technology to ensure the success of all projects under their supervision. Project managers' works with the business to firstly build the business case and then plans, executes, and delivers all projects on time, on budget, and within scope in accordance with business priorities.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
Lead and drive internal cross functional teams to meet program deliverables.
Manage technical issues, risks and priorities. Perform risk assessment and implement risk mitigation plans.
Resolve issues and solve problems throughout the project lifecycle.
Create project schedules to identify when each task will be done and by whom. Manage project schedules and lead enforcement of project deadlines in response to the client requirements.
Partner with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria.
Proactively identifying resource constraints and working with personnel managers on creative solutions. Manage the unexpected gracefully and effectively.
Lead weekly project meetings with technology team providing transparency to task status and identifying issues.
Possibly build, lead, and coach multiple project teams throughout project lifecycles.
Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyse needs and requirements.
Implementation of projects using the Software Development Lifecycle model.
Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
Serve as the conduit and act as liaison between the customers (internal and external), software development team and technical teams. Maintain key relationships with project sponsors to forecast resource needs and communicate those needs to management.
Ensure effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members including both internal and external business, IT and vendors.
Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change, work beyond the IT department to further optimize and improve existing process.
Build a knowledge base of project types to draw from to optimize processes.
Manage software development release cycle; coordinating resources, creating documentation and running release events.
Demonstrates the Valued Business Partner capabilities and behaviours in all interactions with IS colleagues, vendors and business stakeholders
Monitor project schedule and scope to ensure both remain on track. Initiate and implement appropriate actions. Proactively engage in both quality assurance and risk management activities to ensure project deliverables are met according to both Covance and client requirements.
Meet financial performance targets for the assigned projects and proactively manage change control process both internally and externally.
Accountable for budget across assigned project(s) including the control and minimizing of write-offs. Proactively identify out of scope activities and execute necessary change orders. Collaborate with finance to initiate monthly invoicing and reconciliation.
May have line management responsibilities for the training, utilization, development and performance review of assigned staff Ensure lessons learned are implemented across projects currently being managed.
Contribute to development and management of Program Delivery metrics (On time and On Budget)
Perform other duties as assigned by management
Each role will work within Gas Distribution UK, Transmission UK, US Businesses, FSS&C or Infrastructure.
Knowledge & Experience Required:
BS in a relevant discipline or, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Three (3) to five (5) years of professional experience demonstrating responsibility for participating in and/or managing large scale software development projects.
One (1) to three (3) years' experience in managing projects using agile methodology and also oversight to external vendors.
Three (3) years of project management or project leadership experience the ability to communicate and work effectively with internal and external customers at all organizational levels.
Experience building and managing a project schedule in Microsoft Project or similar project management tool utilizing data-based decision-making (GANTT charts, etc.)
Ability to lead a small to medium scale projects, including development of plans for scope, timeline, budget, issue management, and managing change
Experience conducting and leading team meetings to manage the schedule, identify risks and review project deliverables. Comfortable with frequent changes or unpredictability.
Good customer focus, attitude and excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to manage complex and varied interpersonal relationships to successfully complete projects.
Excellent ability to organize time and information to successfully complete projects.
Ability to lead and model behaviours for other team members. Experience with both waterfall and agile project management.
This position is one of National Grid's career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
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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