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Description About the Position: Perform new gas materials testing, evaluation and acceptance to provide enterprise wide support in implementation of best practices, consolidations of inventory, reduction in material cost and enhance long term system integrity of gas network. Perform failure analysis of materials and /or procedures to determine root causes and provide recommendations to prevent recurrence. Development and implementation of material specifications and construction standards to install and maintain safe and reliable gas system while continuously improving business performance. Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Provide enterprise wide support for testing, evaluating and standardizing materials Perform root cause analysis of materials failure in service or during installation and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence. Responsible for implementation of new materials in storeroom stock utilizing inventory management system Development of clear and concise construction standards and material specifications for enterprise wide application. Drive the organization towards standardization by consolidating materials, standards and specifications. Assure effective and timely development of change management plans for changes in materials and standards in concert with technical learning and process owners. Provide effective and timely technical support to the gas operating organizations and process owners for implementation of best practices. Support research, development and deployment of new technologies and materials to improve operations efficiency. Work effectively with the supply chain team in managing inventory and material cost. Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required: A bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or material science is preferred Valid driver license and an acceptable driving record 10+ years of natural gas distribution experience preferred. Minimum 15 years' experience in gas operations and supervision or engineering in lieu of an engineering degree Field experience related to the installation and application of gas system materials and tooling is preferable. Demonstrated technical writing ability and communications skills to disseminate changes effectively. Ability to support and influence process owners to meet materials and standards standardization needs. Exhibit personal commitment and integrity in supporting organizations effectively and in a timely manner Qualifications Required: Extensive field experience or an Associate or a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or science is preferred. Job Dimensions: Employees: Individual Contributor Asset Value: TBD Annual Payroll: TBD Capital Investment Program (Annual): TBD 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 value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat 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 : Gas Systems Eng Primary Location : NY-Hicksville Organisation : Gas Systems Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Mar 2, 2017, 3:35:04 PM Unposting Date : OngoingAdvertisement