Portfolio Planner

  • Job Reference: 19119
  • Date Posted: 8 April 2021
  • Employer: National Grid
  • Website: https://careers.nationalgrid.com
  • Location: Warwick (CV34 6DA), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £37,300 to £47,000
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the Role


As a Portfolio Planner, your role will be to maintain the portfolio plan for the Gas Transmission capital asset investment programme, ensuring that the programme delivers the required business objectives, on time and within target costs. Being responsible for an investment programme within the overall portfolio, you will ensure investments are accurately recorded in the Asset Investment System (C55) and work with the other planners as well as asset managers, investment managers and engineering teams, to ensure the overall programme is optimised and key constraints are managed. 


Working with the team, you will enable accurate data capture and analysis to track and report performance against the regulatory deal, reporting on and supporting process compliance through the investment lifecycle. You will drive improved performance and compliance through visibility of data, including process improvements (for investment, coutage and cost management) and governance exceptions reporting. 


Your role will involve ensuring the delivery of all planning activities to time, cost and quality through the production and management of delivery plans, having a detailed understanding of the resources required to delivery against those plans and the management and mitigation of delivery risk. You will identify, document and manage key dependencies between business activities and portfolio planning to ensure alignment to delivery portfolio planning resuilts, priorities and ambitions. 


You will develop and produce accurate and timely monthly reports, metrics and scorecards relating to performance against process compliance, governance compliance and baseline management as well as providing insights through performance trends and analysis, working with business stakeholders to ensure the reporting is consistent and accurate. 


About You


We are looking for someone who...

Is highly numerate and analytical - with the ability to work with large sets of data and produce accurate and timely reports.

Has excellent interpersonal skills - allowing you to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

Can prioritise and organise - works to tight deadlines and has a strong attention to detail. 

Is self-motivated - has the drive to keep going, even in the face of set-backs, shows commitment to the role and team. 


Technical Skills:

  • Experience in using financial models (in excel or other).
  • Knowledge of the Planning Processes across all work types.
  • Ability to apply and interpret the prioritisation framework (cost/risk/performance).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the RIIO regulatory deal.
  • Expert practitioner in asset/work management systems.
  • Management of resource plans and other constraints in an operational environment.
  • Previous experience in planning, scheduling or project management.


The ideal candidate will have a Business Management qualification and/or proven track record of numerical analysis or relevant experience.


What You'll Get


A competitive salary between £37,300-£47,000 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 a number of 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.


About Us


National Grid are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from a range of diverse experience and background. Where possible, we work in a flexible manner to maintain a positive home life balance.


To find out more about us and what we do, click here.


Further Information


Opportunity Type: Permanent


Location: Warwick based with some flexibility


Closing Date: Sunday 18th April 2021

We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.