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Job ID 8347 Location Waltham, Massachusetts Organization Capital Project Delivery Department MAJOR PERMITS AND STAKEHOLDERS
About us

National Grid is hiring a Principal Specialist, Major Permits & Stakeholder Engagement in our Waltham, MA office.

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

The Major Permits Principal Specialist will be responsible for timely coordination of the permitting and licensing process for complex capital electric and gas projects in New England.
Engage, influence and maintain internal and external key stakeholder relationships that would support the state siting process to ensure that complex capital electric and gas projects meet their deadlines and avoid financial penalties.

Key Accountabilities
  • Provide coordination and oversight over the content of state siting applications for complex electric and gas projects; coordination authority over local permitting activities in New England, primarily in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
  • Work closely with project team members and consultants, including project managers, attorneys, engineers and environmental staff, to ensure that high-quality siting applications are filed in a timely manner and reflect National Grid policy objectives.    
  • Interact and influence regulatory staff and key internal and external stakeholders in the New England jurisdiction in support of the permitting and licensing requirements of electric and gas complex capital projects.
  • Explore opportunities to develop permitting efficiencies.
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative, integrity and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors, regulatory representatives, and town/city officials in a positive collaborative manner.


  • This position requires driving.  A valid driver's license and a safe driving history that meets National Grid's Safe Driver Policy are required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree related to environmental science, public policy, business, finance, law, government, economics or engineering. Advance degree in economics, environmental science, law, public policy, business (MBA) or engineering (Masters and/or Professional Engineering license) degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience in energy or environmental regulation or permitting, preferably at the state or federal level
  •   Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to energy facility siting

      Experience conducting and influencing project filings at energy regulatory agencies

      Knowledge of energy regulatory agency processes

      Strong organizational skills

      Drive process improvements and change management

      Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills and the ability to write reports and develop presentations for internal and external senior leaders.

More Information

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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