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Senior Supervisor

Job ID 27791 Location Providence, Rhode Island Organization Electric Maintenance and Construction Department NE Electric OH & UG Ops

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.

PPL is in the process of acquiring The Narragansett Electric Company from National Grid. This requisition is identified as being part of this transition and will move to PPL at a later date.  Acceptance of an offer of employment for this role will restrict your future movement to positions within National Grid. 

About us

National Grid is hiring a Senior Supervisor for our Electric Overhead department in Providence, Rhode Island.

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.

Job Purpose

To be responsible for the safety, reliability, security and integrity of the overhead electric distribution system through the daily supervision and organization of operations personnel to complete job tasks while complying with Company and regulatory requirements. This role provides emergency response and supervision of personnel engaged in a 24-hour, 7 day per week operation.

Key Accountabilities

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 Overhead Electric 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 Overhead Electric 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 Overhead Electrical staff including issues relating to sickness, discipline and poor standards of work in order to ensure that work is performed efficiently and effectively


  • Bachelor's degree preferred 
  • 5+ years' of related utility experience required 
  • Experience developing standard operating procedures for field personnel to perform electric utility work and connections on energized distribution/transmission facilities preferred
  • Proven ability to develop a working knowledge of information systems critical to work management, financial reporting and performance tracking 
  • Must have demonstrated the skills to build effective, respectful, working relationships
  • Ability to perform off-hour coverage and provide sound decision-making during emergency situations required
  • 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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