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Graduate Development Program, Associate Supervisor, Distribution Line Worker Apply Now

Job ID 13331 Location North Syracuse, New York Organization Electric Maintenance and Construction Department Electric OH Operations NY Central
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. National Grid is aiming for an in-person GDP experience for Summer 2021. However, we will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and will shift to a virtual program if necessary, in order to honor our commitment to our young talent pipeline 

Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position. Additionally, all Graduates will develop leadership skills through frequent development sessions 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

Employees hired into this role are groomed to become a Supervisor at National Grid and will be part of the Supervisory Development Program for 12-18 months.  Upon successful completion of the program, the candidate will be placed into their permanent role.   The primary focus of the developmental role is to grow the skills and capabilities required to become a Field Supervisor.  To support the developmental supervisor, there will be a three-pronged approach to learning; classroom, hands-on-training and shadowing.  Each approach will be targeted to support the skills necessary to manage the safety, reliability, security/integrity of the electric system and the employees/contractors that work on and around the electric system.  During their first 12 months, the developmental supervisors will rotate through various functions of the Electric Operations group (Overhead Line, Underground Line, Substations, Protection, Metering, Design) within the area they were hired.  The developmental supervisor will report to a manager who will ensure training is completed, provide performance feedback and will ultimately assess the readiness for the Field Supervisor role.  The developmental supervisor will also work with a mentor that will provide guidance across functions.

Key Accountabilities

Our Supervisor role is a critical role at National Grid.  The Supervisors manage our workforce and have direct interactions with both our residential and commercial/industrial customers.   The role holder is responsible for the safety, reliability, security and integrity of the electric distribution system through the daily supervision and organization of 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.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
  • 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 agreement.
  • 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 2020 and June 2021 

  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program June 1, 2021 or June 21, 2021 

  • Valid driver’s license 

  • Proven leadership experience  

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Applicants for the Graduate Development Program must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States  

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