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National Grid Supv Operations in Melville, New York

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National Grid is hiring a Construction Supervisor for our Complex Construction Department in Melville, NY. This position covers the Downstate NY Region with work zones from Staten Island to Montauk Point. At this time, the majority of the work is in the Brooklyn and Queens territory.

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.

In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

Job Purpose

The Supervisor is responsible for the oversight and organization of assigned operations personnel and contractors. You will effectively ensure timely and cost-effective completion of Gas Capital Delivery projects while supporting the safety, reliability, and integrity of gas facilities in accordance with the company’s departmental, regulatory policies, and procedure requirements.

This position will supervise external Gas Contractor crews performing all aspects of related work to manage the local construction process to ensure safe operations are being performed for not only the contractor personnel but the public as well. Safety, Quality and Compliance are the key factors to ensuring we meet our corporate goals.

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversee and support the construction process in the field following the construction policies and procedures while maintaining a strong focus on workplace safety, through field inspection.

  • Ensure the delivery of a successful project through leadership in the construction process while remaining fully compliant and within budgetary limitations, resulting in the timely and cost-effective installation of gas facilities

  • Supervise a workforce that may work overtime hours (day/night). Must be available for standby assignments on a rotational basis, and respond to emergencies to ensure public safety

  • Ensure that all work is performed in accordance with all federal, state, and local municipality regulations & guidelines, and Operator Qualifications

  • Confirm accurate daily reporting of all field work

  • Review daily reporting and System Operating Procedures of the job, work orders, construction sketches, Operator Qualifications of the crew, contractor onboarding, etc.

  • Collaborate with wide range of diverse teams across industry, including government & local municipality officials

  • Attend & participate in all field meetings including pre-construction meetings, safety meetings, and all daily job briefs

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Ability to build effective, respectful, working relationships.

  • Encourage and empower others by offering help and advice, building a common understanding of needs and shared goals.

  • Manage the day-to-day relationships to understand requirements and deliver appropriate solutions within National Grid policies and processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/related area and/or equivalent experience is preferred

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in areas of utility operations, utility construction & operations or similar industry is preferred

  • Committed to ‘on the job’ training programs with practical experience of methods, processes and techniques relevant to certification requirements with NGA Gas Operator Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, OSHA, local, and company safety & environmental rules and regulations & systems used in the Natural Gas Industry

  • Requires knowledge of Microsoft products such as Excel, Word, Teams, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Primavera, PowerPlant and SAP experience is a plus.

  • Able to attend and test for Gas Operator Qualifications

  • Maintain a non-restricted State issued driver’s license.

  • Knowledge and ability to drive within New York City is required.

  • Able to travel throughout service territories and willing to work extended hours when the job requires. That might include, but is not limited to, system emergencies. Driving to other company locations, including New England and Upstate NY, for various meetings and training.

More Information

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.