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Avangrid Sr. Permitting Manager- Offshore in Boston, Massachusetts

Sr. Permitting Manager- Offshore

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

To take a leading role in the permitting of the Commonwealth Wind offshore wind project to ensure delivery of agreed milestones. Responsibility will include activities related to state and local permits. The role requires control of the necessary schedule, budget, procurement, contract, and risk associated with the role.

The role encompasses all aspects of developing sites from scoping, through project development, environmental impact assessment and planning permits.

Coordinating and managing inputs from several multi-disciplinary project teams will be a key feature of the role. Establishing, fostering and maintaining team spirit and morale through periods of intense workload and activity will be a critical feature.

The role also includes development of effective relationships with Federal and State agencies to ensure delivery of contractual commitments. This position would supplement biological areas of expertise.

The State Permitting Manager will support the Director of Permitting in establishing strong relationships with all major stakeholders including regulators, planning authorities, governments, consultees, communities, landowners, land agents, legal advisors, subconsultants and suppliers.

Responsibilities

• Advance design, land acquisition, and permitting of new transmission lines from Commonwealth Wind lease area (including substations)

• Oversee, plan, and implement permitting strategy for state permitting of Commonwealth Wind

• Support and coordinate with federal permitting team

• Manage supporting environmental consultants and legal input

• Identify and facilitate addressing stakeholder concerns and opportunities for building local support

• Support negotiations of Host Community Agreements, as needed

• Maintain regular communication with appropriate government agencies

• Ensure proper communication with first 800MW project to avoid conflicts and make full use of existing information

• Support Technical Development Manager on ISO NE matters, as needed

Skills and Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or related field; three to eight years relevant permitting experience in a US-based project

• Experience in permitting offshore, energy, and Massachusetts projects is desired, but not required

• Demonstrated understanding of permitting processes, complexities, challenges, and opportunities

• Experience reading and complying with regulations and guidelines, organizing documents, and editing is necessary

• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively across all levels within the Company; excellent writing skills and a strong attention to detail required

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)

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com

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