Field Area Network Project Manager, AMI Deployment
Company: National Grid plc
Posted on: September 16, 2023
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Location: Syracuse, NY, US, 13202 Albany, NY, US, 12204 Northboro,
MA, US, 01532 Buffalo, NY, US, 14214
Division: Customer Project Manager
Requisition Number: 47064
Job Function: Business Change and Project Management
About us National Grid is hiring an AMI Deployment Field Area
Network Project Manager in upstate NY to support the deployment of
our AMI program across Niagara Mohawk service territory.
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 National Grid is excited to deploy the next generation
of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology across upstate
NY. The AMI technology primarily operates on a WiSun mesh network,
consisting of over 6500 field area network (FAN) devices installed
on our distribution system. The network enabled two-way
communication with customers to over 2.4 million smart meters and
modules in our NIMO territory. We're looking for enthusiastic
problem solvers, looking to support the implementation of
cutting-edge technology by managing critical program activities
that will enable AMI.
The role will directly support the project management of all
network deployment activities in NY, which include a variety of
system and field responsibilities across New York State. The role
is a hybrid remote role, with approximately 25% of the time spent
in the field or traveling.
Key Accountabilities Manage elements of the asset deployment and
network optimization activities largely on the distribution
Working closely with the FAN Deployment Lead, Operations, and
internal cross-functional organizations.
Manage the design and release of work orders from STORMS, our work
order management system (WOMS).
Report, analyze, and manage work order progression throughout the
lifecycle and installation performance using analytical tools
Complete a sample of post construction field audits on installed
network assets to assure construction standards, safe work
practices, and proper work methods are adhered to.
Work with the Inventory Management Lead to ensure materials for FAN
deployment are distributed, maintained, and procured in a timely
Ensure a systematic deployment of assets geographically that will
enable a timely smart meter deployment.
Support ad-hoc request, network troubleshooting, and network
Support network deployment activities in our gas-only territories
by working closely with our third-party attachments group (TAG)
Document lessons learned and sharing insights to the business for
Work on process design and continuous improvement across multiple
stakeholders such as Overhead Line (OHL), Protection Telecom and
Operations (PTO), Resource Coordination, UTOC, and Material
Support the design and deployment of backup battery solutions to
extend AMI operations during outage events to enhance our Outage
Management System (OMS)
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or 3-5 years of relevant field experience
Driver's license required - Required
Demonstrated leadership skills and effective relationship
management skills - Required.
Demonstrated project management experience - Required.
Strong organizational skills and analytical skills - Required.
Excellent verbal, written and communication skills - Required.
Must be able and willing to travel within company service
territory, as needed - Required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint) -
Experience in utility construction and network deployment -
Knowledge and experience in WOMS systems such as STORMS and GIS -
Ability to adapt to changing conditions and work effectively in
virtual teams or in the field - Preferred.
More Information $86,000 - $101,000 a year
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. Candidates will be assessed and provided
offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their
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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