Director of Portfolio Management

Job Description

The Portfolio Management (PM) Team Leader is an integral member of the Gas Enablement Portfolio Management organization and is responsible for managing the day to day activities of the Gas Enablement Portfolio Management Team. This team performs the planning, analysis and governance required to ensure that the overall Gas Enablement Program is delivering its scope and commitments in a timely and effective manner, within budget and in accordance with national Grid requirements and best practices for program delivery and compliance. Example responsibilities of the Portfolio Management Team Leader will include, but not be limited to, the following:
•    Structure and guide activities of the Finance, Resource and Schedule management analysts in maintenance of key program management documents and performance of planning and analysis activities 
•    Lead the planning and execution of program and quality assurance activities, including stage gate and deliverable definition, coordination with internal and external audit teams and support of National Grid initiatives for program delivery capability building 
•    Oversee the PM Team in the day to day execution of program management activities including risk and issue management, communications, document management, etc. 
•    Mentor junior PM team members to develop their program management, analytical and planning skills and capabilities

Key Projects/Deliverables: 

•    Design and structure capabilities to deliver the project portfolio
•    Assist the Director of Business Process Support to design an organization capable of taking on additional management capability 
•    Charter multiple project management streams and onboard required support individuals 
•    Build high-level process template, create strategic roadmap and identify technical solutions 
•    Develop analytical framework for schedule and people tracking


•    Lead and supervise teams with multiple responsibilities, stakeholders and priorities in an ever-changing environment 
•    Work independently as well as in a team-based environment 
•    Organize and prioritize work effectively and efficiently, on individual and team level 
•    Quickly grasp complex issues and effectively integrate, compile and analyze complex information/data, form and present recommendations
•    Solve problem by providing timely and accurate interpretation of analyses 
•    Remain flexible/adaptable amid changing priorities 
•    Communicate effectively and tactfully, both orally and in writing 
•    Prepare and conduct presentations to large groups, at all leadership levels and key stakeholders, internal and external 
•    Support a multi-year program with a constantly-evolving staff of 20 to 300 (potentially more) National Grid, on and offshore consultant and contractor resources
•    Lead and manage a team of 4 to 20 analysts in the execution of all facets of program management 
•    Engage with Executive-level stakeholders
•    Network with stakeholders across U.S. Gas, Finance/Shared Services, IS and Corporate Functions




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