Avangrid Senior OSW EMS-SCADA Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts
Senior OSW EMS-SCADA Engineer
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 is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. Our focus is on renewable energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future and we’re investing billions to make this happen. We’re committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills.
Avangrid Renewables and their parent company Iberdrola is at the forefront of the development of the renewables industry through pioneering ideas, forward thinking and outstanding innovation, evidenced by a recent commitment of billions in renewables.
A major focus for the company’s renewables investment is offshore wind with Avangrid’s parent company Iberdrola planning to increase offshore wind power by 4.5 times its current level. Our US offshore windfarm development portfolio comprises Kitty Hawk, Vineyard Wind (50% shareholder), Park City Wind, and Commonwealth Wind. Additionally, our team is part of the Global Offshore Engineering Team and provide input to our international offshore project pipelines.
At Avangrid Renewables, we know people are central to building a better future, quicker, and we are seeking new talent to join our Engineering Team.
Part of the Grid Department’s Systems Integration (SI) Team, the Senior SCADA Engineer is a key role within the Offshore Renewables Business, focussing on the delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects in the US, and overseas.
Belonging to the Project Services Engineering Team and reporting to the SI Team Lead, the SCADA Senior 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, Europe and the rest of the world. The position may require frequent travel to various locations in the US and overseas and the individual should be capable of managing teams working at different project locations.
The SCADA Senior Engineer be appointed as the SI Package Manager, a key package within one of Iberdrola’s offshore projects worldwide, providing key engineering advice, assessment and recommendations to ensure delivery of a multi-contract package within time, to budget and quality following industry best practice and observing the maximum respect for Health, Safety and the Environment to ensure regulatory and legal compliance.
Provide professional advice on engineering strategies / risk levels and commercial agreements to the key package, to ensure that cost effective technical solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the risk profile is fully understood by the project.
Ensure that all assessment, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures and industry best practice, and that technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) exists to support those business decisions.
Provide leadership to the SI Package members, potentially comprising employees working within several countries throughout Europe and the USA, to ensure competencies are maintained (or enhanced).
Deliver consistent, high quality, cost effective engineering advice to the key packages and projects.
Resource the appropriate organisation structure to ensure delivery of the key work packages to programme and budget.
Manage the certification process of the control systems with independent verification bodies (where applicable) to reduce design risk and enhance asset value.
Ensure that health and safety and environmental requirements are fully considered and adhered to in design to ensure compliance with legislation and industry best practice.
Manage the inspection and commissioning of appropriate aspects of offshore plant to ensure that assets are supplied and installed to the required quality and engineering standards.
Maintain full awareness of the latest technical and commercial developments and identify suitable new (civil/structural/electrical/SCADA/wind turbine) technology that has the potential to reduce cost and risk or improve safety.
Implement offshore standards, procedures, tools, best practices and quality requirements for key work packages to ensure that packages are delivered according to specification, budget and programme without compromising safety.
Ensure that appropriate lessons learnt regarding offshore wind farm development and construction are captured and shared across the different Offshore Project work packages. Collaborate with the Lead/Principal Engineer to ensure that the engineering team implements them to enhance business value.
Skills and Requirements
Educated to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline.
Experience of leading teams involved in multidisciplinary work packages in international environments.
Pro-active and diligent approach.
Substantial experience in dealing with health and safety and environmental legislation associated with construction, marine and offshore projects.
High degree of competency in future planning.
Proven experience in delivery of large packages, including contract management, schedule and suppliers management, cost and risk control.
Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with Senior Management.
Proven communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to influence and develop key engineering decisions.
Excellent report writing, presentation skills and ability to summarize key parameters and drivers impacting the package.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Sound planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and see / anticipate problems and thereafter plan and implements mitigating solutions to negate the effect of such problems.
Innovative and creative thinking
Problem solving – dealing with conflicting requirements
Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.
High capacity for change and experience of leading others through change.
Proven ability in giving accurate, concise and timely advice to development teams.
Ability to identify resource constraints and provide recommendations to mitigate capacity or capability gaps.
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.
Advise Principal/Lead Engineer, Package Lead 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, taking into account all relevant risks.
Be a role model
Collaborate and Share
Develop Self & Others
Empower to grow
Focus to achieve results
Our Selection Process
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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