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Senior Specialist, Business Contracts

Job ID 38288 Location Syracuse, New York Organization Procurement and Contract Management Department NY Electric Project Management

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National Grid is hiring a Senior Specialist, Business Contracts for our Project Delivery Support, Contracts department in Syracuse, NY.

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.

Job Purpose

The Contract Specialist executes monitors and ensures compliance of post award framework contracts for non-complex construction projects. This includes contracts for Substation, D-Line, T-Line, Civil and support service construction projects for National Grid. The Contract Specialist will monitor and conduct reviews of contractor performance, manager cost compliance, contract adherence, dispute resolution and ensure Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality compliance within the contract. The contract specialist will support process & performance. Development and implement KPI’s for contractors. Work with adjacent internal and external stakeholders to maximize value and reduce cost for National Grid and it’s customers.

Additional:  Project planning and management tasks will be delegated as part of the experience. 

Key Accountabilities

Become a subject matter expert in post award contracts for non complex construction projects and work plans. Monitor contractor performance to include KPI development, conduct performance review meetings, and performance improvements plans. Participate in the contract renewal and execution process with adjacent stakeholders. Review contracts and specifications for updates and present issues to stakeholders internal and external to the business unit. Execute work authorizations and NTP for projects under framework contracts. Continuously monitor, develop and enforce contracts and contract  compliance within the business unit. Provide reporting requirements at regular intervals to higher management.

Additional:  Project delivery and project management on a small scale will be included.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Comfortable communicating with impact to a wide cross section of the business including senior management.
  • Experience of working within a team as a team player and demonstrating the ability to be unselfish in the pursuit of the team objective.


Bachelor’s or equivalent. Previous contracts experience preferably in the construction realm. Equivalent contract management experience from other technical industries such as government or defense will be considered. Strong technical understanding of contracts and the associated work governed by the contracts.  Strong understanding of construction pricing structures in contracts (lump sum, unitized values, T&E), contractor performance (KPI’s) and change management principles in contracts.

Additional:  Background in project management.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

More Information


$78,000 - $92,000 a year

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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