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Graduate Development Program, Associate Coordinator, Project Management Office Apply Now

Job ID 14194 Location Waltham, Massachusetts Organization Business Change and Project Management Department US Customer Performance and Assurance
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

To support the team in delivering the project outputs for the customer, while working within agreed frameworks with National Grid's suppliers and internal project delivery standards.

Key Accountabilities

  • Set up and monitor dedicated project team in-boxes and repositories in any data base that the program utilizes to support delivery.
  • Work with the project team to set up and utilize communications channels and stakeholder lists to support delivery of key communications about the program.
  • Arrange project meetings, monthly project status reviews, including facility booking, invitations and response tracking.
  • Prepare governance packs, including liaising with contributors to ensure that content is on time and ready for review in a timely fashion.
  • Own action logs, following up with action owners to ensure progress is maintained and escalate to the relevant team where necessary.
  • Ensure the onboarding and offboarding of the team, ensuring appropriate access to NG systems and kit at all times.
  • Create and track purchase orders to support project managers and solve issues to ensure timely and accurate payment of invoices.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to manage relationships at all levels.

  • 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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