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Graduate Development Program, Associate Supervisor, Distribution Line Worker

Job ID 34583 Location Worcester, Massachusetts Organization Electric Maintenance and Construction Department NE Electric Constr and Maint

About Us

The world of energy is changing faster than ever. At National Grid, the work you do will touch lives and shape the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. 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. We’re planning, innovating, and working to be as vital and relevant as ever before for our customers and communities.  Join us and be at the heart of clean energy transition. 

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 are the future of National Grid. Bringing fresh thinking, new perspectives, and enthusiasm to our team, we’ll give you real responsibility and an opportunity to make an impact from day one – putting the power to supercharge your career in your hands. 

Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an in-depth 4-week in-person Orientation which gives you exposure to all parts 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. Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position and take part ongoing development activities through your first year including monthly development sessions, active mentorship, and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid. 

About the Position

As an Associate Supervisor, Distribution Line Worker you will provide support for the supervision of a team of distribution line workers, ensuring the safe and reliable maintenance and construction of distribution system infrastructure. The Distribution Line Workers work on projects such as asset replacements, reconductoring, conversations and service replacements. As the Associate Supervisor, you will supervise crews in the field, gaining experience in a construction environment while also taking on administrative responsibilities for the team.

What You'll Do

You will:

  • Supervise a culturally diverse workforce through coaching, counseling and team building and monitor performance of staff including issues relating to sickness, discipline and poor standards of work in order to ensure that work is performed efficiently and effectively
  • Oversee the operational workload of the team to ensure allocated resources are fully utilized in order to deliver against agreed upon work plan and execute work activities within planned unit and budget cost
  • Ensure supervised teams comply with safety standards, policies and processes to ensure a safe working environment and minimize risk for all staff
  • Review, ensure accuracy and execute the approval of area purchase orders, invoices and payroll activities
  • Build good working relationships with internal & external customers acting as the first point of contact and managing the day-to-day relationship with them in order to understand their requirements and deliver appropriate solutions within National Grid policies and processes

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution majoring in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field   
  • Graduated between May 2022 and June 2023
  • Mechanical aptitude and a willingness to learn   
  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program May 30, 2023 or June 26, 2023   
  • Valid US driver’s license   
  • 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 (such as sponsorship for an H-1B, TN, O, L, STEM OPT, or other employment-based work authorization) 

Salary

$75,550 - $83,000 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. 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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