National Grid Graduate Development Program - Associate Supervisor, Operations/Construction in N Syracuse, New York

About the Graduate Development Program:

National Grid’s Graduate Development Program (GDP) is the company’s flagship pipeline program, targeting recent college graduates joining the company in entry-level full time positions. The GDP is designed to prepare early career professionals for future leadership roles within the organization, aims to support Graduates in developing as leaders, guide their career, and increase their business talents and skills. It provides opportunities for Graduates to explore a broad range of disciplines across our functions and locations, work on a variety of projects, and expand their network.

Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an 8-week Orientation. Graduates will spend time learning the core functions of the business, networking with our Executive team, and traveling to our different jurisdictional areas. By the end of Orientation, Graduates have an in depth understanding of who National Grid is as a company and how we do business. They have also formed a network with their fellow Graduates as well assenior business leaders, key GDP stakeholders and GDP Alumni. Graduates also take part in quarterly development sessions with their cohort as well as complete a Capstone Project at the end of their first year with the company.



About the Position:

The Associate Supervisor, Operations & Construction is responsible for the safety, reliability, security and integrity of the gas distribution system through the daily supervision and organization of 10-15 operations personnel in order to complete job tasks while complying with Company, departmental and Regulatory policies, procedures and statutory requirements. Supervises both internal and contracted personnel to assure the timely and cost effective completion of work within the area of responsibility. Provides emergency response and supervision of personnel engaged in a 24 hour, 7 day per week operation.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Supervise a culturally diverse workforce through coaching, counseling and team building to ensure tasks are carried out in an efficient manner.

  • Oversee the operational workload of team to ensure allocated resources are fully utilized in order to deliver against agreed upon work plan and execute work activities within planned unit and budget cost.

  • Ensure supervised teams comply with safety standards, policies and processes in order to ensure a safe working environment and minimize risk for all staff.

  • Review, ensure accuracy and execute the approval of area purchase orders, invoices and payroll activities.

  • Execute all work tasks in compliance with all Company, Federal and State policy and regulatory requirements.

  • Build good working relationships with internal & external customers and manage the day-to-day relationship with them in order to understand their requirements and deliver appropriate solutions within National Grid policies and processes.

  • Monitor performance of allocated staff including issues relating to sickness, discipline and poor standards of work in order to ensure that work is performed efficiently and effectively.

  • Act as the first point of contact for multiple internal stakeholders and outside agencies in order to provide support and ensure National Grid deliver against service level agreements.

  • Promote and implement best practices in order to ensure all work tasks achieve high productivity and low costs.

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Graduated between May 2017 and May 2018

  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; official college transcript required for confirmation

  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Preference given to candidates with relevant internship experiences

  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program June 4, 2018

  • Valid driver's license with safe driving history

  • Proven leadership experience in at least/one/of the following:

o College leadership position (e.g., student government, clubs, athletics).

o Leadership and/or volunteer experience, in and/or out of the college environment

o Experienced a full or part-time job while at college and acquired relevant work experience

  • Technically proficient within subject matter and experience of leading a team involved in field operations activities.

  • Ability and knowledge to develop standard operating procedures for field personnel to perform gas work and connections on energized distribution/transmission facilities.

  • Must have, or possess the ability to develop, a working knowledge of information systems critical to the work management, financial reporting and performance tracking of the designated area.

  • Ability to gain a theoretical knowledge and understanding of National Grid's policies and processes and how to apply them effectively.

  • Must have demonstrated or possess the skills to build effective, respectful, working relationships.

  • Ability to perform off-hour coverage and provide sound decision-making during emergency situations.

  • Must be able to travel overnight outside the normal work area as needed.

  • Must maintain a valid driver's license.

/National Grid is an equal opportunity employer thatvaluesa broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture ofinclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to bean affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team./

Job: *Maint & Construction

Organization: *Maint & Construction

Title: Graduate Development Program - Associate Supervisor, Operations/Construction

Location: NY-N Syracuse

Requisition ID: 20172182