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Job ID 13170 Location Waltham, Massachusetts Organization Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Department US Risk and Compliance
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.

Job Purpose

In this role you will partner with specific area of the US business risk community to maintain a rigorous risk identification, assessment and management approach.  You will advise and challenge the control and mitigation plans within that business area, whilst providing bottom-up/top down Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) support.  Alongside this you will provide best practice support and coaching, ensuring that the risk process in operation is optimized to achieve good business outcomes. 

Key Accountabilities

•    Provide best practice support and coaching (including National Grid’s Business Management Standard, risk appetite, risk universe monitoring, Key Risk Indicators etc) across specific US business areas

•    Support the re-baselining of both US principle and business area risk profiles utilizing NG horizon scanning processes

•    Ensure appropriate risk and control mapping is in place

•    Monitor adherence to group risk appetite utilizing ERM tools including Key Risk Indicators

•    Ensure NG Enterprise Risk Management frameworks and specialist risk frameworks are aligned across the region, supported by the NG Global Enablement team

•    Ensure optimal use of Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) tooling within the business unit

•    Work with business unit Compliance leads to align compliance and risk efforts and activities

•    Facilitate business unit risk deep dives and support the business to embed the risk process into day to day decision making. 

•    Alongside the business provide input to US Risk Committee and reporting requirements

•    Work alongside assurance colleagues to embed risk and controls processes across the organization and build capability within the second line teams


•    Degree qualified, or able to demonstrate significant experience and expertise of risk management

•    Experience and/or significant familiarization within the utility industry gas, electric, transmission, generation operations desirable

•    Minimum 2+ years’ managerial experience

•    Strong understanding of risk, controls and assurance activities

•    Influential, energetic and enthusiastic business leader, with the drive, ambition and resilience to make things happen and deliver outstanding performance

•    Strong data management and/or IT skills.

•    A strong, successful record in providing strategic leadership, implementing change, stakeholder management, and delivering against business objectives

•    Ability to successfully bring together and drive cooperation across diverse teams with potentially conflicting goals and objectives

•    Demonstrates the ability to build an independent opinion of business needs, problems and/or opportunities and design appropriate solutions.

•    Constructively challenge status quo, share ideas and best practice

More Information

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.  

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.

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.

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