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Avangrid Supervisor - Construction & Maintenance in Ithaca, New York

Supervisor - Construction & Maintenance



Ithaca, NY, 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.


Supervises employees in the construction, operation and maintenance of gas distribution and transmission

systems. Oversees, plans and schedules new construction work, preventive and corrective maintenance,

inspections and training activities. Ensures that construction and maintenance is completed in accordance with

Gas Operations and Maintenance Manual (O&M) Construction Standards, following approved policies, procedures,

safety rules and budgets. May interact with customers (internal & external) to solve problems/concerns and ensure

customer satisfaction.

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

•Plans and oversees work of line and gas departments. Supervises to ensure safe and efficient operation of the

daily field activities of both Company and various contractor construction crews. May resolve customer issues

when needed. May provide assistance to Technical Services on new construction and rebuilding existing plants.

Works closely with the PSC and local government agencies. (50%,P)

•Schedules the work of gas crews. Assess the scope of projects and assigns the appropriate crew and skills

balance. Arranges for any special equipment and insures that all material needs are met. (20%,P)

•Administers damage claims and billing, leak reports, time sheets, store orders, job kitting, work order balancing,

material review, compliance with safety rules and regulations, standards of excellence and/or service guarantees.

Monitors accuracy of Gas Records for auditing purposes and ensure compliance. (10%,P)

•Oversees construction office and support budget management. May coordinate department activities with local and

state highway departmental officials. (10%,S)

•Supervises emergency restoration. (5%,S)

•Responds to gas emergencies and acts as Incident Commander (IC) at emergency scenes.

•May need to respond to odor investigations and make safe.

•Coordinates safety training, documentation, inspections, and accident investigations. May be responsible for labor

relations contract administration and communications. May conduct employee evaluations for annual performance

appraisal process. (5%,S)

Skills and Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience preferred. Associates Degree with a minimum

of 7 years relevant experience or High School Diploma/GED required with 10 years as a gas fitter or other relevant

experience and the completion of the gas fitter progression program.

•Knowledge of gas work and construction.•Knowledge of gas theory, switching, tagging, labor agreement, safety manual, leak detection methods, procedures

and instrumentation.Knowledge of industry codes including NEC, NESC, Hazmat, and OSHA, Operator Qualification (OQ) and New York Gas Fuel Code.


•Valid Driver’s License.Requires completion of various DOT Operator Qualifications.


•Results and customer service oriented.

•Good verbal and written communications skills.

•Self-directed work skills with emphasis on multitasking.

•Computer skills applicable to MS Word, MS Excel, SAP, MS Outlook.

•Demonstrated supervisory skills.

•Strong interpersonal skills.

•Must be available for response to after hour's to work storms, emergencies, and critical assignments


  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

    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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