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Graduate Development Program - Associate Project Manager, Complex Project Management

Company: National Grid
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

Description About the Graduate Development Program National Grid's Graduate Development Program (GDP) is an in-depth training and development program for high achieving recent college graduates who aspire to take on future leadership roles in a dynamic, ever-changing industry. Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an in-depth 8-week Orientation which gives you exposure to all part of the company, allows you to network with your Graduate cohort, GDP alumni, and senior leaders, and provides you with the opportunity to travel throughout our service territory in the northeast US. Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position. Additionally, all Graduates will develop leadership skills through quarterly development session and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid. You will meet amazing individuals, both within our organization and local communities and will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and insight to help you start and progress in your career. About the Position The Associate Project Manager within Complex Project Management is responsible for assisting Project Managers (PMs) in the planning, delivery, management, and governance of assigned projects in accordance with the National Grid project management processes defined by scope, schedule & quality. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to: Support and assist Project Managers in the management of electric distribution, transmission and substation projects, including new facilities, major additions, rehab and retrofit projects. Assist in managing aspects of assigned project(s) including: communications; team leadership; develop and gain approval of scope, cost estimate, schedule and resource plan; control of project scope, cost, quality and schedule parameters, risk management: compliance with environmental, safety and National Grid standards and policies: acquisition of required permits, licenses and land rights; engineering and design deliverables; contracted services, equipment and material procurement and administration; Construction, interface with operations, and commissioning; close activities with project acceptance; and provide project status reports to team members and stakeholders. Promote a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and efficient resource utilization both throughout the department, the project team(s) and project support groups including Engineering & Design departments, Operations, Asset Management groups, Supply Chain Management, Business and Commercial Services, Real Estate, Environmental and Administrative Service groups. Seek and promote 'best practices' approach to project management within the team and work group. Qualifications Bachelor or Master's degree from an accredited institution, preferably in an engineering or construction management discipline Graduated between May 2018 and May 2019 Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; official college transcript required for confirmation Well-developed written and communication skills, ability to present and explain report data to upper management Strong influencing and negotiating skills. Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors, regulatory representatives, and town/city officials in a positive collaborative manner. Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects under budget and time constraints. Bottom-line oriented, budget conscious, metric/measurement driven. Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. both external and internal). Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program June 3, 2019 Valid driver's license with safe driving history Proven leadership experience in at least one of the following: College leadership position (e.g., student government, clubs, athletics). Leadership and/or volunteer experience, in and/or out of the college environment Experienced a full or part-time job while at college and acquired relevant work experience 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. Job :US Complex Capital Delivery Primary Location :NY-Syracuse Organisation :US Complex Capital Delivery Schedule :Full-time Job Posting :Sep 17, 2018, 4:00:00 AM Unposting Date :Nov 13, 2018, 4:59:00 AM

Keywords: National Grid, Syracuse , Graduate Development Program - Associate Project Manager, Complex Project Management , Executive , Syracuse, New York

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