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Date:Nov 19, 2020

Location:Boston, MA, USCT, US

Company:IBERDROLA, S.A.

Job Info

  • Company: Avangrid Renewables

  • Location: Boston, MA or Connecticut project office

Position Description

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the coordination of Park City Wind development activities and reporting to the project sponsors. Applicants who thrive in a fast-paced environment, work collaboratively with subject and technical matter experts across many disciplines, and who can apply knowledge and expertise to facilitate the successful development of project(s) are encouraged to apply. The role will enable the candidate to establish strong relationships with a broad and diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and exert influence to secure the best outcome for the project.

Vineyard Wind LLC is a joint venture of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), and part of the IBERDROLA Group, an energy pioneer with one of the largest renewable asset bases in the world. AVANGRID is at the forefront of transforming the way the U.S. produces and uses energy. Strongly positioned to develop, build, and operate the clean energy infrastructure of the future, Avangrid Renewables is already generating power from more than 60 renewable energy projects for its utility-scale customers in the United States, helping lead America's transition to a renewable energy future and playing a leading role in the growing U.S. offshore wind industry.

Vineyard Wind offers a challenging and exciting work environment and is revolutionizing the renewable energy industry in the United States. Join the team permitting, designing, and constructing a portfolio of offshore projects, including Park City Wind. At over 800 MW, Park City Wind will power over 400,000 homes in Connecticut. Vineyard Wind is committed to protecting marine life, working alongside the thriving New England fishing industry, and being responsible partners in the Bridgeport community. We are building a new industry for the East Coast, and providing clean and affordable energy that is sustainable for years to come. With strong and experienced investors backing the company, and a large leasehold for more projects, Vineyard Wind is an ideal company with which to launch a career in offshore wind.

The Senior Project Manager position reports to Avangrid Renewables’ Senior Director of Offshore Business Development and will also have reporting responsibility within Vineyard Wind. This position would be located in eitherBoston, MA or Connecticut.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivery of project objectives and milestones including;

  • ensuring application(s) to agencies and submitted on time and uphold the necessary project standards;

  • represent the Company's position in hearings and workshops as necessary;

  • coordinating with Projects team to select and managing consultants;

  • providing documentation for siting, land use, and associated permits as required; and

  • manage technical and permitting interface to ensure efficient project review and project flexibility.

  • Manage effective procurement processes to support subject and technical matter experts

  • Responsible for the management, monitoring and reporting of progress against defined schedule, budget and regularly milestones.

  • Promote and document progress on achieving project commitments working closely with relevant business area.

  • Maintain a schedule of key project milestones, monitor progress and identify where shareholders should become actively involved in terms of input, review and approval.

  • Create a performance culture via an environment of accountability for performance and results; set expectations, support development and reward contributions.

  • Liaise with cross function teams to facilitate decisions and resolve escalated portfolio/project risks and issues

  • Drive project performance to ensure quality targets are being met.

  • Development and delivery of internal project management reports to project and its partners

  • Create and manage mechanisms to ensure that knowledge and best practice is captured and shared

  • Oversee advancement of project bid commitments.

  • Ensure external consultants and suppliers deliver to agreed specifications, schedule and costs

  • Meet regularly with Avangrid Renewables’ Sr. Director, Offshore Business Development to provide and discuss project updates and strategy

Additional Responsibilities

  • Day to day execution and management of contractors as necessary

  • Contribute to program and regional activities and ensure cross-project learning where appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years’ experience in energy marketing or energy project development or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Proven experience in contract negotiation.

  • Substantial domestic and periodic overseas travel required.

  • Working knowledge of Windows based business software applications, including Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or other advanced degree in engineering or related field.

  • Prior experience in wind power development.

  • Project Management experience.

Additional Success Factors

  • Ability to navigate and succeed in a highly matrixed reporting structure, preferably at an international company.

  • Strong prioritization and multi-tasking skills with the ability to operate in a complex, rapidly changing business environment with typically tight schedules and demanding targets.

  • Ability to foster and participate in a productive team environment by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Effectively provides and receives information orally in individual and group situations. Written expression is clear, concise, and conveys the desired message.

  • Ability to analyze project risks and proactively identify solutions with a flexible, creative, and solution-focused outlook on problem solving.

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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