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National Grid Infrastructure Platform Owner in Hicksville, New York

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National Grid is hiring a Infrastructure Platform Owner for our IT team. This role can be based out of MA, NY, NJ, NH or Washington DC.

National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and the UK. We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society, delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions.

Job Purpose

To be responsible for the provision of support, guidance and advice to those involved in the management of National Grid IS services, particularly decision support based upon analysis of system data and information. To ensure that customers’ interests and priorities are represented at all levels in order to enable business success.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide in-depth knowledge of business priorities, goals and regulatory obligations and how IS can enable and impact success.

  • Oversee the effective delivery of new and existing IS Service Level Agreements with our business areas. This includes the creation, monitoring and reporting of key business metrics to evaluate IS performance and improve service offering to our customers.

  • Monitor the level of customer satisfaction, at regular intervals or after each significant delivery of product or service.

  • Responds to customer’s queries and complaints and drives resolutions through an agreed organisational framework.

  • Ensures that, when necessary, corrective action is taken by the IS organisation and by the customer organisation.

  • Prepare/analyse data and information and recommend decisions based upon facts and the interests of our customers.

  • Work with customers, IS service owners and suppliers to resolve issues, mitigate risks and realise business and IS opportunities.

  • Represent customer interests at internal and external service review meetings, project boards and in the event of major IS incidents.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Deliver excellent performance – You consistently achieve strong results and make smart decisions. You deliver on your promises.

  • Lead through ambiguity & change – You look ahead and externally to navigate quickly through complexity. You use judgement and insight to make positive change.

  • Coach and challenge teams – You create the environment for teams to deliver. You challenge constructively but hold yourself and the teams to account.

  • Think and Act Commercially – You always think about the bottom line. You always ask, ‘will this add the most value?’

  • Living the Values - Finding a Better Way; Doing the Right Thing and MAKE IT HAPPEN

Qualifications

  • Experience with infrastructure services

  • Experience managing ‘IT as a Service’ with deep understanding of ITSM Framework

  • Experience interfacing with internal service providers in delivering services to the business

  • Experience with direct and third-party suppliers delivering services in onshore/offshore model

  • Enhancing and optimizing the infrastructure tool sets available in the Data Center, covering areas such as infrastructure monitoring, performance monitoring, detecting issues in real-time etc. Technical experience with tools such as vRealize Operations and Solarwinds would be advantageous

  • Manages dependencies, costs, risks, stability across the portfolio

  • Ability to influence, manage and lead negotiations with internal and external stakeholders

  • Demonstrated skills in relationship management, problem solving, infrastructure support and customer service

  • Technical experience in dealing with a broad range of products and technologies

  • Experience managing RTB and delivering year on year reductions

  • Strong management skills and a track record of operating in a complex environment delivering to numerous customers, interests, and goals, on-time and on-budget

  • Demonstrate competency in reporting with data skills, leveraging primarily the Power BI tool to create interactive reports and dashboards

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Salary

$100,000 - $142,000 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. 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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