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Lead Project Manager - Operations

Hicksville, New York



At National Grid, we are committed to building a qualified and successful engineering workforce. We recruit, retain, and develop our engineers to be leaders in the industry.

Our engineering and asset management expertise is vital to delivering safe and reliable energy to the customers and communities we serve. Our engineers work on projects to support the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative, and affordable energy solutions into the future.

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Job Description

Lead Project Manager - Operations

Organization Power Plant Operations Department NY Power Plant Engineering Management

In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

About us

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.

National Grid is hiring a Lead Project Manager for our Maintenance Services Department in Generation. The main location is Hicksville, NY, but will be traveling to various Generation facilities in the area.

Job Purpose

The duties of Mechanical Supervisor relates to Station Mechanical Components and Mechanical Repair and overhaul personnel. This discipline combines two roles in one.  The first role is that of a planner who, through their technical expertise, plans the work flow process during overhauls.  The second role is to provide matrixed direct field supervision and expertise to the mechanical foreman in order to implement the plan during the overhaul period. During periods of non overhaul, the Mechanical Supervisors are assigned responsibilities for projects within the upcoming overhaul period. During periods of overhaul, the Mechanical Supervisors are assigned responsibilities for completing the Outage/Overhaul. This position reports directly to the Outage Managers.  They are assigned work by the Outage Manager based on their skills and availability to fully participate in the planning and implementation process. Requires significant field presence at assigned power plant locations to complete all responsibilities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provides completely planned package with an individual knowledgeable in all mechanical aspects of the project for implementation.
  • Utilizing their technical expertise, they are responsible for fully planning and providing complete work packages.
  • Requires removal from the direct supervision of personnel to all their full attention to be devoted to the planning process.
  • Provide input to Engineering during the design phase of new projects in order to ensure proper work practices and overall workability of the project. 
  • Reviews technical specifications and documents for constructability. 
  • Anticipates potential problems during constructability reviews and during construction.  Recommends/initiates appropriate corrective actions.
  • Complete in-house coordination and implementation of the Overhaul/Repair process.
  • Standardizes processes throughout Power Plant Operations in order to complete the projects in an expedited manner.
  • Coordinates the planning of projects which are beyond the scope of the MSD workforce but which fall in the boundaries of the Outage/Overhaul with outside vendor and contract management.
  • Direct the allocation of personnel (through the respective crew foreman) to provide necessary skills required to complete the work in the field. 
  • Plan work assignments to maintain budgets and budget controls.
  • Administer contracts with vendors and contractors.
  • Administer the Company Policies and Procedures on both the supervisory and contract level.
  • Perform budgetary projections, track and analyze expenditures.

  • Coordinate MSD resources utilizing the P6 Project Planning tool to provide an accurate reflection of the progress on all work to the respective Power Plants in order to insure adherence to overhaul schedules.
  • Tracking overall schedule and providing changes in scope (with duration impact and budgetary estimates) to plant and MSD management as soon as they occur.
  • Essential for the coordination/allocation of resources across all Plant Locations.
  • Provides point of contact to immediate address issues (for internal customers) as they arise.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Experience with successful delivery of complex projects and possess team leadership 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 build strong relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. both external and internal).


  • Bachelor Degree preferred or equivalent 5 years experience in Power Plant Operations covering all types of steam, gas turbine and diesel generator unit technologies. 
  • In-depth knowledge of scheduling, cost control, project management techniques, turbine generator maintenance, labor relations and contractor  work practices is required.
  • Strong mechanical skills.
  • Candidates possess extensive experience in power station construction, operation or maintenance.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

More Information

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 individual experience.

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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  • An understanding that to engineer the future, you have to think out of the box.


  • Healthcare

  • 401(k)

  • Continuing education

  • Paid time off

  • Employee assistance (EAP)

  • Health & wellness

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