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Portfolio Delivery Lead


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA Wokingham, GB, RG41 5BN

Division:  Business Change
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  21603
Job Category:  ESO
Job Function:  Business Process and Performance

Job Purpose


We currently have an exciting new opportunity for a Portfolio Delivery Lead to join our Electricity System Operator (ESO) the ESO Change team plays a key role in monitoring and driving our portfolio projects delivery. The Portfolio Delivery Lead is a key, customer facing role coordinating the ESO  Change Flexible Resource Pool (approx. 14) that will include Project Managers, PMOs, Business Analysts, Change Management Professionals etc. and actively supporting delivery of cross-ESO projects and programmes as required.


The role will be located on a ‘hybrid’ basis between home and the ESO offices and can be based either in Warwick or Wokingham. Travel to both sites will therefore be required.

About the role


  • Coordinate the ESO Change Flexible Resource Pool, ensuring the team provides a high-quality service to internal customers by consistently meeting their needs for project and change management resources. This will include:
    • assessing new resourcing demand and contract renewals
    • leading recruitment, selection & on-boarding
    • day to day coordination of the resource pool
    • provision of guidance and coaching to project / change managers to increase quality of service delivery and adoption of the ESO’s Change Delivery Framework
    • feeding into wider work on strategic workforce planning
  • Managing the relationship with the current resourcing supplier and exploring additional resourcing options, such as outsourcing and creating an internal secondment market
  • Working closely with the Portfolio PMO team to understand programme and project statuses and identifying when additional interventions are required
  • Working with the ESO Portfolio Manager and Programme/Project Managers to resolve portfolio-level risks, issues and dependencies

About you


  • Previous Project Management Delivery experience in a highly regulated industry highly beneficial
  • Practical experience in at least 2 of the following areas: Portfolio Management, Programme Management, Agile Project Management, Change Management, Continuous Improvement, Operating model design and implementation
  • A strong understanding of key roles involved in project and change delivery
  • Recruitment and selection experience
  • Experience of working in dispersed, high performing and agile teams (team members working on numerous unrelated projects).

About us


As the Electricity System Operator  (ESO) for Great Britain we are in a privileged position. We sit at the heart of the energy system, using our outstanding engineering and commercial expertise to balance electricity supply and demand second by second. Ultimately, we keep the lights on and the electricity flowing directly to where it’s needed.


We also play an instrumental part in transforming the energy system so that it can meet the government’s net zero carbon emissions target by 2050. We are constantly thinking about the future of energy and constantly working to operate a greener and cleaner system. Not only are we working on exciting and world-leading thinking and activities, the ESO is also an exciting place to work. Join us and you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in Great Britain – you will be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.


What you'll get


A competitive salary between £44,000 – £56,000 – dependent on capability


As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.



“At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.


Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.”

More information

Closing Date: 2nd August 2021