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Lead Analyst, PMO

Date: 13-Aug-2019

Location: Los Gatos, CA, US, 95032

Company: National Grid

About us

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.

National Grid Partners is hiring for our Innovation Team in Los Gatos, CA.

Job Purpose

Disruptive Innovation is about identifying and validating opportunities for new revenue streams or customer benefits that that do not exist today, but which if we leave for others to pursue could ultimately erode or disrupt present revenue streams across the Group. To be taken up by the CoE such opportunities must have clear and plausible economic, environmental and / or societal benefits which will be valued by both National Grid and our consumers.

This role is specifically designed to support the delivery disruptive innovation across the US Core, UK Core & NGV businesses, coordinating efforts across the Innovation COE and ensuring processes are followed and objectives are met.

A disruptive innovation initiative may take the form of, building an ecosystem and trading platform that reduces costs for consumers by connecting them via a Peer to Peer trading platform, leveraging Distributed storage devices (batteries, busses, hydro etc) with large scale Generation (solar, wind etc) to support the transmission or distribution network in times of need.  This would allow customer to access cheaper clean energy when grid support is not required.

Key Accountabilities
  • Provide analytical support across the Innovation team.
  • Assesses market competition and landscape
  • Provide input to enable market sizing for innovation ideas
  • Generate compelling presentations that summarise the insights gained from your analysis
  • Provide support to enable innovations “deep dive” workshops
  • Provide sound analytic support that verifies major assumptions use to build innovation business cases
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Demonstrable and proven working experience providing analytic support to a fast-moving Innovation Team. 
  • Strong networking and influencing skills, demonstrated through a track record in current or previous roles. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A strong track record of delivery and performance – a self-starter, confident and independent, ability to work to tight deadlines in a high pace environment.
  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a numerate discipline and/or significant relevant project management, is required. MBA preferred.
  • 3+ years’ experience with analytical management or equivalent.
  • Desirable - knowledge of renewable energy and transactional experience.
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.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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