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Avangrid Senior Project Manager - Projects in Augusta, Maine

Senior Project Manager - Projects



Augusta, ME, 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 $40 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 (

Long Description

This role reports to Yasar Ashraf

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to influence corporate strategy, build and lead a team of technical experts in design and construction of distribution system upgrades on the Avangrid network. They will lead projects in the Resiliency and Automation programs. Programs that provide the single largest immediate improvement to reliability on our system. These programs are high visibility with senior management and will require monthly reporting by the team to the CEO and senior management.

Job Summary:

Scope of Work – Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, and other relationships:

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for coordinating activities for Distribution projects located in Maine and will manage resource requirements, priorities, investment plans, project execution strategy and internal/ external resource requirements.

Responsibilities include meeting corporate goals for capital investment, managing Construction Work in Progress, and energization of projects. Must manage team performance to maximize the effectiveness of capital budget delivery considering the environment, operating efficiency, regulatory, CWIP and operational needs.

Represents the company in regulatory and public forums. Coordinate activities of project team members including engineers, construction managers, and external contractors. Facilitates the work of external contractors and other internal business areas. Holds contractors accountable for performance. Holds project team members accountable for results. Provides technical and business advice to senior management when required. Responsible for the overall project control and reporting, providing leadership and coordination of the scheduling, cost controlling and reporting processes and functions. Ensure projects are delivered on schedule, within budget and in conformance to quality and engineering standards.

Long Description

Major Roles and Responsibilities (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

• Program and project management skills

• Leadership skills

• Works within the project unit, managing internal and external project resources.

• Oversees project budgets, O&M and Capital. Analyzes project performance and initiates actions to control scope, schedule and cost performance. Proactive approach to overseeing work measures progress and takes actions to ensure budgets and deadlines are achieved. Approves project plans, executes contract strategies to undertake work and controls and authorizes expenditures. Initiates actions to ensure compliance with a project management and quality management processes and procedures.

• Assures that projects are completed within the approved scope, schedule and budget.

• Informs management and project teams regarding cost and schedule performance variances and corrective action required.

• Coordinates with other departments, consultants, attorneys, utilities, municipal stakeholders and local permitting agencies, regulatory agencies, government agencies, and major customers. May represent the company and testify in regulatory hearings or at Federal, State, local agency or municipal meetings.

• Responsible for Project accountability overview, making sure it complies with FERC, NERC and any other applicable regulation.

• Considers innovative ways to undertake work, promoting automation and efficiencies in day-to-day work streams

• Provides recommendations on policies and goals desired and implements new/revised processes and procedures according to established guidelines

• Responsible for ensuring the risk control system is utilized.

• Responsible for Risk definition, cost, and the Mitigation Action analysis.

• Attendance to Executive management meetings, providing and presenting reports and cost-schedule-risk views as required.

Skills and Requirements

• Ability to mobilize and motivate team members to deliver projects on time and under budget

• Expert in integrating Scheduling IT tools and software: MS Project and/or Primavera with costs and resource requirements.

• Expert in risk management and mitigation plans

• Expert in utilizing MS Excel for data analysis, budgeting and planning

• Ability to use and query SAP

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Public presentation skills and ability to summarize concepts presented accordingly

• Results oriented

• Understanding of quality assurance processes (QMS, EMS, ISO 9000, ISO 14000) and implement with project structure.

• Knowledge of main configuration and general arrangements of networks (substations, overhead lines and underground cable) infrastructures

• Supervision of contractors

• Proven ability to lead teams and work in a team environment

• Team oriented


• Experienced in contract negotiations and supplier management

• Proven experience obtaining siting permits

• Project Management Professional Certification preferred

Required Education:

• Bachelors’ degree in Engineering Finance or related field with 12 years relevant experience required.

• Or more than 20 years relevant experience in energy industry required.

• MBA preferred.


  • Be a role model

  • Be agile

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Focus to achieve results

  • 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 (

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