Avangrid Lead- OSW Workforce Development in Boston, Massachusetts
Lead- OSW Workforce Development
Company: AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
Boston, MA, US
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)
Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), is a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable energy facilities in the United States with an eight-gigawatt portfolio of onshore wind and solar projects across 22 states. Avangrid Renewables’ offshore wind business is pioneering this new industry with a development pipeline of five gigawatts off the East Coast. Our offshore portfolio consists of the first-in-the-nation joint venture project Vineyard Wind, which will deliver 800 MW of clean energy into Massachusetts starting in 2023; Park City Wind, an 804 MW project to serve the state of Connecticut; and Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind that has the potential to deliver 2,500 MW of clean energy into Virginia and North Carolina. We aspire to be the employer of choice by providing purposeful and challenging work revolutionizing the renewable energy industry in the United States. This role will be part of a team developing, designing, constructing and operating large scale offshore wind projects which will provide affordable, clean energy and will have a transformational impact on local communities. Avangrid Renewables’ offshore business is located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Avangrid is part of the IBERDROLA Group, a global energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. Avangrid employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies – a list of America’s best corporate citizens – and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute.
This position will manage Avangrid Renewables’ programs and initiatives to develop a local workforce and integrate US businesses into the offshore wind supply chain. Works with the Company’s construction team and contractors to identify workforce and sub-supplier needs of all packages and integrate local content and US workforce wherever possible and appropriate. Manages relationship with unions, local business associations, training and educational institutions and others to ensure sufficient US workforce, appropriately trained, is available for construction, operations and maintenance of Avangrid Renewables’ offshore wind projects. Engage existing area businesses and attract new businesses to the area to be part of the supply chain for Avangrid Renewables’ projects.
• Manage relationships with workforce institutions including unions, educational institutions and training programs.
• Provide general coordination and support for negotiations with unions for project labor agreements
• Gather information from various contractors to determine scope of workforce and supply chain resources needed for positions. Communicate resource needs to unions and various subcontractors to facilitate negotiations of Project Labor Agreements and other comparable contracts.
• Resolve differing views among contractors, project sponsors, and other stakeholders’ requirements for roles, responsibilities, and numbers of workers.
• Determine required offshore wind safety and technical training programs and coordinate with Mass Clean Energy Center and other stakeholders to assist in developing and implementing programs locally.
• Connect with local businesses and business associations to develop opportunities to attract existing offshore wind companies to the area, and identify and implement opportunities for local supply chain to become part of the offshore wind sector in the region.
• Coordinate with Mass CEC to design and implement Offshore Wind Accelerator programs and outreach.
• Collaborate with the Outreach Team to introduce workforce and local business opportunities to the public and engage workforce institutions in advocacy efforts.
• Identify and build relationships with partner organizations on workforce and supply chain development programs for future projects in target states to include in bid proposals.
• Identify and implement initiatives and programs to attract women, minorities, and veterans to the offshore wind industry.
• Contracts between labor organizations and Avangrid Renewables’ major contractors, including a Project Labor Agreement and other comparable union arrangements.
• Programs and pathways for US workers to enter the offshore wind industry, including the implementation of all required training programs locally, pathways for underserved populations to gain entry to the industry, and engagement with schools in Southeastern Mass to develop a pipeline of US offshore wind workers.
• Relationships between local businesses (US with a focus on Southeast Mass, and New York and/or Connecticut in regard to projects serving those states) and offshore wind OEMs.
Skills and Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in related field, Master’s Degree preferred
• Eight to ten years’ experience in stakeholder management, with a preference for experience in offshore wind and workforce development
• Good communication skills and ability to communicate effectively in a variety of settings, including public speaking and formal contract negotiations
• Familiarity with the political and cultural challenges of developing a new industry in the US and the landscape of offshore wind in the Northeast
• Ability to foresee problems and complexities and provide proposals for solutions, especially regarding interface of contractors’ typical practices with local workforce and local content requirements
• Position based in Boston or New Bedford
• Competent in basic technology business tools including Excel and PowerPoint.
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Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country
Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables
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