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Lead Program Manager, Portfolio Office

Description Job Purpose: The Lead Program Manager, Portfolio Office is an integral member of the Gas Business Enablement Portfolio Management organization and is responsible for supporting the daily activities of the Gas Business Enablement Portfolio Management Team. This team performs the planning, analysis and governance required to ensure that the overall Gas Enablement Program is delivering its value, scope and commitments in a timely and effective manner, within budget and in accordance with National Grid requirements and best practices for program delivery and compliance. This is a key role to ensure seamless execution of portfolio, program and project plans. The ideal candidate will possess deep expertise in project scheduling using MS Project and can perform the following: · Program and Project schedule planning, development, maintenance, and reporting · Manage a pool of shared resources supporting multiple concurrent projects and supporting activities · Evaluate schedule performance and conduct impact analysis for risks and change requests · Be dynamic to handle multiple priorities while delivering excellent support Key Accountabilities: The Lead Program Manager, Portfolio Office accountabilities will include but not be limited to: Planning, development and keep current, a resource loaded Integrated Portfolio Schedule, cross reference Systems Integrator and vendor progress claims Identifying, recording, and analysing the impact of work tracked at the portfolio, performed and not performed as scheduled Working with Program teams and System Integrators to ensure each program schedules have a sufficient level of detail, a critical path and resources are allocation accordingly Analysing and reporting schedule performance in internal and external hubs Reporting and monitoring of progress against baseline plan and ley milestones and ensuring scheduling issues and resolutions are communicated in a timely fashion Review impacts, test scenarios and develop solutions for scheduling demands and change controls Implementing and documenting baseline changes Maintaining, supporting, and creating where needed, internal process documentation and procedures Identifies scheduling training needs among team members and provides training when necessary Proven technological, project management and organization skill with a demonstrated capacity to meet aggressive timelines Qualifications Capability Requirements The successful candidate(s) will have demonstrated capabilities to: Proven track record in project and program schedule development and advanced experience with project scheduling using MS Project Work well in a team based environment Organize and prioritize work effectively and efficiently Have a ‘can-do’, high energy attitude and can effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment Problem solve by providing timely and accurate interpretation of analyses Remain flexible/adaptable as priorities change, be creative and resourceful Communicate effectively and appropriately across audiences Positively influence others and gain their cooperation Qualifications Required: Our ideal candidates for this position will possess: A Bachelor's degree or higher, with at least 5-7 years of concentrated Project Management Scheduling experience PMI-SP certification is a plus 3+ years of practical Lean/Agile experience Possess and demonstrate an advanced level of understanding of project schedule management, visual reporting capabilities and best practices Knowledge of program management and collaboration tools, including but not limited to MS Project, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Visio and demonstrated proficiency with other innovative products Excellent organizational skills Outstanding written and verbal communication skills Experience in fact finding including knowledge and understanding of where to find and how to present relevant information. Experience working with a team of varying Project Management capabilities. Job Dimensions: Support a multi-year program with a constantly evolving staff of 20 to 300 (possibly more) National Grid, on and offshore consultants and contractor resources Work in a team with multiple analysts in the execution of all facets of program management in a bi-modal delivery framework Network with stakeholders across the US Gas, Finance/Shared Services, IS and Corporate Functions 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 Enablement Primary Location : MA-Waltham Organisation : Gas Enablement Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Sep 18, 2017, 3:36:16 PM Unposting Date : Oct 19, 2017, 3:59:00 AMAdvertisement