Senior Supervisor, Distribution Line Worker

National Grid   •  

Somerset, MA

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 45 days ago

Job ID: 740

Location: Somerset, Massachusetts

Organization: Electric Maintenance and Construction


About us

National Grid is hiring a Distribution Construction Supervisor for our Overhead Lines department in Somerset, MA.

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 oftomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

To be responsible for the safety and security of distribution line sites through the daily supervision and organization of operations personnel in order to complete job tasks while complying with company and regulatory requirements.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage the safe setting to work of all work activities in accordance with the safe control of operations procedures.
  • Authorize permission documents, and undertake the role of Site Controller.
  • Maintain accurate site operational records including shift log entries as required.
  • Support the construction and commissioning of new assets onto the gas transmission system and other non-load related project work.
  • Identify the requirement to replace/upgrade existing plant and equipment, including the preparation of business cases, initiation of design and provision oftechnical support.
  • Act as incident controller and site main controller during planned and emergency situations.
  • Manage allocated resources to produce cost-effective, customer focused and efficient service within budget and delegation of authority, assisting with theindirect control of various projects in order that timescales and budgeted costs are met.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Strong leadership, influencing, customer orientation and communication skills, providing the ability to promote team working and harmonious working between site staff, project teams and contractors.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred) or Associate of Science degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology from an accredited engineering or technological school or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5-8+ years of experience in Distribution Design, T&D Operations, Engineering, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety practices and procedures

Job Dimensions- Budget/Direct Reports

Direct Reports: Up to 20

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.