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Avangrid Senior Cost Controller in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Cost Controller



Boston, MA, US



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.


The Senior Cost Controller is a critical role within the Offshore Business focussing on the delivery of substantial project cost controls within the offshore project, working with multinational and multi-functional team ensuring that AVG´s/ Iberdrola position is suitably protected at any agreements.

The individual must be able to manage and assess accurately an enormous amount of information, identifying opportunities and early warnings on any potential deviation. Responsible for Development and implementation of specifications, processes, global procedures and standards of the offshore industry aimed at the standardization of the criteria that govern budget control, for the US projects in the Offshore Wind Business in Offer, development and execution phase. Ensuring the application of lessons learned and the transfer of knowledge, giving transversal technical support to the Projects in the implementation of the standards described.

The candidate will be responsible of implement cost controlling tools and provide expert analysis for a pipeline of projects, over 4 GWs, during its the preFID, Execution and Commissioning phases.


Implementing & maintaining the offshore business cost management control system/processes• Defining standardization tools to ease the cost controls in the projects • Implement and ensure cost control processes to report on estimates, expenditures and cost commitments accurately• Strong liaison with the project cost controllers, to ensure the determination on the committed expenditure and update/interrogate current budget assumptions;• Extract, process, and implement lessons learnt• Provide with reporting that allows comparison across projects and understanding the differences between them• Liaising with the ‘Project Manager’, ‘Project Planner’, ‘Risk Manager’ and “Change Manager” in order to understand project issues and anticipate (and mitigate) their impact on the project's budget• The individual must be able to manage and assess accurately an enormous amount of information, identifying opportunities and early warnings on any potential deviation.• Support projects ad hoc, when required When referring to a project, the candidate should be capable to:• Be the responsible for any budget related topic in the project, and the contact point for 100+ colleagues in the peak of the project. • The candidate will have more than 12 Lead Project Managers reporting to him/her budget related information• Supporting the month-end Value of Work Done (accruals/prepayments) process• Leading the month-end financial reporting process including variance cost analysis reporting. Support the project’s cash flow reporting/forecasting process;• Responsible for preparing and reviewing project cost reports providing details on progress, actuals, forecast and explanation of variances, schedules updates and overall project dashboards and assemble data to consolidate• Compiling on a quarterly basis the project's VoWD plan/forecast and explaining monthly any deviations from such forecast;• Produce reporting in alignment with the project cost control procedure; Interact with Control department to agree on reporting accounts and periodic information needed• Providing ad-hoc ‘cost control’ support to the Project. Creating and maintaining WBS structures, Creating and maintaining AO’s;• Manage Purchase Requisition /Order Approval (from a cost control perspective, i.e. coding and budget) and generate following reports:o Commitment Reporting / Closing Down PO’s;o Month End Processes:o VoWD;o Manual accruals request;o Cost Variance Analysis Report;

Skills and Requirements

  • Experience +5 years in Cost Management, ideally for offshore wind projects

  • Degree qualified or equivalent qualifications / experience.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to influence at various levels of an organisation

  • Proven significant experience of IT applications (SAP, Microsoft Office, Document Management Systems)

  • Proven significant experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams

  • Accurate, discipline, data analysis expert .

  • Previous experience in Procurement processes.


  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

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