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Lead Plant Compliance Engineer

Waltham, Massachusetts

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Overview

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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What makes you a successful Engineer at Nationalgrid?
Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

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  • Analytical 10
  • Inventive 8
  • Collaborative 6
  • Communicator 6
Traits are on a scale of 0 to 10

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  • Achiever
  • Creative
  • Industrious
  • Logical
  • Multi-tasker
  • Team Player
  • Technologically Savvy

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Benefits

  • Healthcare

  • 401(k)

  • Continuing
    Education

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee
    Assistance (EAP)

  • Health & Wellness

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Quotes

Pauline Bassil

What do you find most rewarding about your role at National Grid?
My role includes designing transmission lines and providing construction support. We are usually involved with the project from the initiation phase to closeout. I like that I get to design the project, see it getting built and then energized to serve the customers.

How would you define National Grid's culture?
National Grid culture is centered about safety, customers and workers. National Grid goal is to ensure the public and its workers are safe and continuously emphasize the importance of coming home safe to our family every night. Here at National Grid we aim to exceed customers’ expectations and deliver energy in the most cost efficient and environmentally friendly ways.

What do you like about working at National Grid?
As a mother of two toddlers, working at National Grid helps me achieve a work/life balance. I believe National Grid understands the benefits and importance of the work/life balance and encourages its employees to take advantage of the benefits the company offers. In addition, National Grid is continuously looking to provide support to its employees to manage their work/life commitments for example the Caregiver Program that was recently rolled out.

Why did you choose National Grid?
I started my career in civil engineering working for a Structural Engineering firm. The projects I worked on were very similar which was tedious. Here at National Grid, projects are very diverse, every project (from a single structure replacement to a circuit rebuild) has it is own challenges and requirements which make every project unique and interesting.

Pauline Bassil Electric Transmission Engineering
Maxwell Smith

What do you find most rewarding about your role at National Grid?
In my role, the results of my work are quite tangible. After working on technical reports and construction drawings, it is extremely rewarding to see projects in construction and implemented throughout the state. This is very rare for electrical engineers, and in the power industry you get to witness your efforts become reality.

How would you define National Grid's culture?
National Grid supports diversity and an open culture. Engineers have a variety of resources and tools available to support their projects.

What do you like about working at National Grid?
The people and the culture at National Grid make it a great place to work. There is a lot of knowledge and experience here that needs to be imparted on younger engineers from those who have spent their careers in the power industry and are preparing to retire.

Why did you choose National Grid?
I chose to work at National Grid because of the varied opportunities offered. There is significant potential to learn a lot in a short period of time. National Grid also has numerous programs to support ongoing education, with certificate programs and engineering licenses.

Maxwell Smith Engineer, SubStation Engineering - NY
Caitlin Fowler

What do you find most rewarding about your role at National Grid?
As a Massachusetts planning engineer, I am responsible for developing projects that address electrical system issues such as capacity, reliability and asset condition issues. My role is extremely rewarding because these projects allow National Grid to provide safe and reliable electric service to our customers. My team also assists operations in restoration efforts during storm events, and I find it especially rewarding to know that I play a part in restoring power to our customers.

How would you define National Grid's culture?
National Grid’s culture makes it an amazing place to work. Our company is inclusive and collaborative with a strong safety and customer focus.

What do you like about working at National Grid?
One of the biggest reasons I love working at National Grid is that I am continuously learning, sometimes about responsibilities of other departments in the company and sometimes about doing things differently with new innovative technology. There are always people willing and excited to share knowledge about what they do, and it helps develop better ways of working.

Why did you choose National Grid?
I chose National Grid for two main reasons. First, I was drawn to the company when I saw the collaborative culture during my interview and heard about all the different opportunities inside the company. Second, I was offered a position in the Graduate Development Program (GDP) which provides additional professional development opportunities and builds a network for graduates as they transition into the professional world. I was excited to get the opportunity to rotate around the company with peers before starting our full time positions, and the GDP was ultimately what made me choose National Grid.

Caitlin Fowler Senior Engineer, Asset Management Distribution and Sub Transmission NE
Matthew (Matt) Fowles

What do you find most rewarding about your role at National Grid?
My role consists of creating electric distribution infrastructure projects. Due to the nature of my position, projects that I create tend to have an immediate and decades long positive impact on the community when they are built.

How would you define National Grid's culture?
I feel that our culture derives from the company’s clear and inspiring mission, vision, and values statement. We work to exceed the expectations of our customers, we stress the safety of our workers and the public, we constructively challenge our colleagues while respecting their opinions, and we nurture our new talent.

Matthew (Matt) Fowles Sr Engineer, Retail Connections Engineering

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Responsibilities

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 Plant Compliance Engineer for our Gas organization in Waltham, MA.

Job Purpose

The Lead Plant Compliance Engineer (under the direction of the Manager of Compliance & Training) will work within the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Operations Compliance & Training Group covering three (3) states, with twelve (12) LNG plants to ensure high levels of regulatory and company policy compliance through use of internal audits/inspections, risk analysis, and standardization across the enterprise. This role will also prepare reports for departmental management, train plant personnel on procedural changes and updates and oversee compliance within the PAS 55 protocol.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide expert technical support to the plants relative to regulatory inspections conducted by Federal, State and local regulatory agencies
  • Conduct 2nd line assurance inspections of the department’s standardize program of plant documentation that are required by code and company policies.Based on the findings make recommendations to resolve any deficiencies found
  • Provide expertise recommendations to plant personnel in the development and implementation of code required plant drills that deal with: LNG spills/gas vapor leaks/fire/plant damage/operation of emergency shut down systems/emergency notification process/how to shut down the plant and put it into a safe condition
  • Maintain the department’s LNG Operator Training Program which is code required. This includes make sure it is being reviewed every 2-years and making any updates as required by code and company policies.
  • Provide expertise in the development and implementation of the training program due to plant modifications. This includes a description of the new process, testing, procedures in the 5 categories that apply and a process safety assessment of the new condition
  • Stay abreast of changes to codes and company policies and develop plans to implement those changes in the plants as required. Inform plant management of any new requirements that need to be met. Assure that any changes are properly documented
  • Provide technical expertise in the inspection process and operation of Portable Vaporization Operations
  • Become proficient in the Process Safety Management system relative to LNG Operations

You will be required to actively participate in competency training modules arranged by the Process Safety Group and LNG Operations to increase your knowledge in the following areas:

  •      Become familiar with the term Major Accident Hazard sites  
  •      The twelve (12) company process safety Risk Control Standards
  •      Track and provide data as requested for the Key Performance Indicator process
  •       Awareness of the company’s US & UK Process Safety Groups
  •       Participate in the various layers of the Process Hazard Analysis function
  •       Participate in the performance of Risk Hazard Assessments
  •       Promote the process safety values to all your employees
  •       Other specific process safety related competencies as defined for your roles and responsibilities in the Process Safety Competency Management system

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and 7+ years of related work experience in a technical field
  • Process industry experience relevant to discipline is preferred
  • Knowledge of LNG systems, and regulations including Federal DOT LNG CFR 193 and NFPA 59A is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and modify complex theories and learned concepts appropriately
  • Preferred experience of working with external regulators, to develop successful, long-lasting partnerships so all understand/challenge regulatory scenario
  • Strong analytical skills required to understand, manage, assess, trend, and problem solve ranging operational processes
  • Ability to work cross functionally
  • Organized, strong planning skills, and ability to manage multiple activities and programs in timely fashion
  • Valid driver’s license 

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. Internal 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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