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Avangrid Senior IAC Cable Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior IAC Cable Engineer

Company: AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC

Location:

Boston, MA, US

Company Company

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)

Company Background

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.

Purpose

The Inter Array Cable (IAC) Electrical Engineer is a key role within the Offshore Renewables Business, focusing on the delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects in the US and overseas.

Belonging to the Grid Package team and reporting to the Array Cable Package Manager, the Senior Cable Engineer will be responsible for implementing robust and cost effective engineering strategies and plans, tendering, negotiating and managing offshore supply, installation and maintenance contracts, planning and implementing delivery sites and logistics, complying with company and business engineering standards and technical acceptance criteria, and ensuring quality, best practices and excellent H&SE performance are applied. The candidate will be managing engineering activities and decisions across the offshore business.

The individual will be working as part of a global business with activities in many countries across the US and the rest of the world. The position may require some travel to various locations both in the US and overseas, the individual should be capable of coordinating teams working at different project locations.

Responsibilities

• Execute the strategy of the package defined by the Package Manager.

• Cost control and planning impacts of the project linked to the Grid package scope.

• Finding opportunities and optimizations in order to reduce / improve project CAPEX, planning and risk profile.

• To promote Health & Safety policy of the project

• Manage and resolve a range of technical/engineering issues within key packages on a day to day basis.

• At short notice, act upon problems and ad-hoc projects without losing focus on major ongoing workload.

• Ability to manage complex packages which require interface and precise coordination with multiple disciplines (structures, turbines, electrical cables, offshore substations, ports, vessels).

• Ability to manage people at multiple international projects and sites.

• Ability to negotiate with suppliers of services and manufacturer on a technical and commercial level.

• Advise Package Manager or Discipline Manager on the impact of technical/specialist risks and issues, and the viability of solutions recommended.

• Balance technical detail with commercial needs and provide recommendations, considering all relevant risks.

• Clear understanding of cable manufacturing process and testing (at the factory and on site)

• Ability to perform cable ampacity studies

• Ability to review and comment a cable design report

• Clear understanding and knowledge of cable protection and monitoring methodologies

Skills and Requirements

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering or equivalent

• Substantial experience in a relevant field (offshore wind or oil and gas preferable, onshore wind).

• IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other IT based project management software.

• Comprehensive knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation associated with construction projects.

• Comprehensive knowledge of engineering procedures, standards and guidance.

• Experience of working in highly skilled teams.

• Knowledge and experience in the electrical field and specially in supply, manufacturing and installation of submarine cables.

• Ability to perform cable ampacity studies in Cymcap and justify assumptions for missing data / inputs

• Ability to produce inputs for cable loading dynamic rating as per Cigre 610

• Ability to work with power systems studies output to compile cable systems specifications

Competencies

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

Mobility Information

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

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link (https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

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