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National Grid Customer Data Governance Lead in Waltham, Massachusetts

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About us

National Grid is hiring a Customer Data Governance Lead in our Customer team in Waltham, MA, and Syracuse or Brooklyn, NY.

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

Reporting to the Director of Customer Data Transformation, this position is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the Data Governance function within Customer, to chair the Customer Data Governance council, to align the Master Data Governance vision with the strategic direction of the Customer Data Transformation team and to balance the interests of all Customer Transformation Programs.

Key Accountabilities

Responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead or participate in the various data governance committees of the organization, including preparation of detail behind requests to the committee, executing follow-up tasks assigned from the meetings, and providing education and support for data governance across the Customer domain.

  • Under the guidance of the data governance committees of the organization and management, execute the governance requirements established for all entities across the customer organization.

  • Identify data owners / stewards and work with them to establish, maintain, and distribute definitions of data elements used by analytics in conjunction with data owners throughout the organization.

  • Manage the development and implementation of governance standards, policies, processes, and data standards

  • Partner with various functional areas such as Legal, Privacy, Marketing, IT and Procurement to ensure adherence to local consumer data and privacy regulations.

  • Lead the development and implementation of governance standards, policies, processes, and data standards

  • Lead the implementation of controls and compliance metrics across the organization to reduce data issues and improve data quality and measure performance of governance activities

  • Review and refine key measurements that communicate governance performance, including KPIs, monthly achievements, project status, and issues to be addressed

  • Utilize Maturity Model Assessment to determine how well all data maintenance and governance services are being delivered, including quality, and initiate actions for improvement

  • Maintain all appropriate data governance-related records to meet internal and external audit requirements. Report on non-compliance with corporate data governance standards, policies, processes, etc. Support the execution of internal audit plans. Implement process improvements and remediation plans in a timely manner based on audit results

  • Establish and monitor KPIs for success of the Data Governance strategy

  • Foster the data governance behaviors by participating in the Data Management Community of Practice and by sharing both corporate data governance policies and industry best practices

  • Escalate and represent Data Governance activities for oversight and approval

  • Represent Data initiatives and perspective to forecast, plan, and prioritize project initiatives, major enhancements, system upgrades, continuous process improvements, and maintenance service delivery


  • 3-5 years of service in Data Governance

  • Knowledge of Master Data Management and Data Governance leading practices and tools

  • Excellent leadership skills and track record delivery through teams and integrating business and technology stakeholders

  • Proven ability to manage relationships and alignment with the Program Sponsors, Data Owners, Data Stewards, and Data Maintainers across Customer to implement the Data Governance Vision

Tools & Technologies Knowledge:

  • Data Maturity Model

  • Axon

  • EDC

  • CDQ

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$112,000 - $158,00 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.