Program Managers
National Grid - United Kingdom

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Managing up to eight project managers across the US and the UK and a budget of £5–£30m, you’ll play a vital role in translating business requirements into operational plans. Among other things, this will involve directing, monitoring and reviewing all programme activities, including programme costs, operational budgets, staffing requirements, programme resources and programme risks.

Always with an eye on delivering positive business change, you’ll guide senior business stakeholders to solutions that maximise National Grid investments in technology, and you’ll ensure effective transition planning to minimise risk. Furthermore, you’ll continuously assess programme priorities, resolve resourcing and asset conflicts, undertake formal reviews of the programme and manage stakeholders.

To join, you’ll need more than substantial programme management experience. You’ll need strong leadership, relationship and communication skills, as well as a successful track record of delivering successful IT programmes. You’ll also need the ability to influence senior stakeholders, and feel comfortable working in an outsourced environment.

In addition to your degree-level education in a relevant discipline, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, you should ideally have a relevant industry qualification, such as in PRINCE2. Moreover, you’ll need to be someone who champions collaboration and can anticipate future needs.

National Grid is the largest utility in the UK and the second largest utility in the US. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and the Northeast US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.

In addition to the excellent development opportunities our package includes: individual performance related bonus, a defined contribution pension scheme, 28 days holiday, and a comprehensive flexible benefits scheme that offers a range of lifestyle, health and protection benefits.

So, if you’d like the opportunity to work for one of the world’s largest utilities within an inclusive environment that values diversity, please apply online at www.nationalgridcareers.com

Closing date: 31 January 2011.

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