Avangrid Lead - Marine Assurance in Boston, Massachusetts
Lead - Marine Assurance
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 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.
The Marine Assurance Manager is a key role within the Offshore Renewables Business, focussing on the delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects and providing support to the Lead Marine Assurance Manager during the development phases of a project while acting as the point person for the project for managing the Marine risks and assurances.
The Marine Assurance Manager is responsible for implementing robust technical, cost-effective strategies and plans, tendering, negotiating and managing offshore supply, installation and maintenance contracts, planning and implementing delivery and logistics, complying with company and business standards and technical acceptance criteria, and ensuring quality, best practices and H&SE performance are applied. The candidate will be managing marine assurance activities and decisions.
The Marine Assurance Manager will support relationships with all major marine stakeholders including Regulators, Shipping Authorities, Governments, Consultees, Communities, sub consultants and suppliers on an international basis.
The position may require frequent travel to various locations with occasional international travel.
• Marine Assurance Manager is a cross package role within one of Iberdrola’s offshore projects worldwide, providing key specialist technical 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 regarding marine assurance / technical strategies / risk levels and commercial agreements to the packages, to ensure that cost effective technical solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the associated marine risk profile is fully understood by the project. Domain awareness includes but is not limited to all matters relating environmental consent compliance, marine navigation, radar, communications systems, shipping and ports.
• Manage and document appropriately the marine aspects of the Development, Construction and Operations activities in the delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects for all projects in the offshore portfolio. This includes all matters relating to marine navigation, radar, shipping and ports.
• Ensure that all assessments, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures and industry best practice, and that enough technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) exists to support those business decisions.
• Manage tender process and tender assessment for specialist marine services and take forward recommendations for business approval (ISM audits, AVI inspections, charter party agreements)
• To manage and co-ordinate marine technical and operational support to the marine and site operation department and respective projects to enable consent, build and operation of offshore assets.
• Responsible for ensuring marine assurance process, as appropriate is completed, and documented for marine spread, entering, operating and exiting operations on SPR sites.
• Ensure compliance throughout the life cycle of the project from Development, Consent, Construction and Decommissioning.
• Manage external service consultants to ensure Navigational Risk Assessments, ERCoP etc are prepared in compliance with relevant state requirements.
• Manage and develop internal knowledge and understanding of marine activities for offshore wind developments.
• Production of work scopes and specifications for delivery of specialist marine services and studies.
• Deliver consistent, high quality, cost effective specialist technical advice to the key packages and projects.
• 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.
• Maintain full awareness of the latest technical and commercial developments and identify suitable new software, technology and analytical techniques that has the potential to reduce cost and risk or improve safety.
Skills and Requirements
• 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.
• Co-ordinate responses to public consultations on behalf of Offshore Development team in liaison with Markets and Regulations teams, both in UK and Europe.
• Manage and develop internal knowledge and understanding of marine activities for offshore wind developments.
• Support the development of procedures in compliance with G+ Small Vessel Operating Guidelines such as Marine Coordination and Master’s Handbook
• Manage marine interfaces between projects; provide feedback to industry standards and commercial best practice.
• Manage co-ordination of marine interests of development-construction-operations, particularly monitoring/feedback
• Marine liaison during execution to ensure marine inspection non-conformities are closed and vessel are presented ready in all regards, with auditable records to commence operations.
• 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 Specialist to ensure that the specialist team implements them to enhance business value.
• Represent company on industry forums, leading industry national and international standards regarding offshore processes.
• Minimum 4 years’ experience in offshore and/or maritime works.
• Sea-going experience as Master or Chief Officer, with directly relevant operational experience as to operate as team member for marine operations executed in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind farms.
• Educated to Degree level in a Marine related subject, such as naval architecture or Certified Chief Mate (Unlimited STCW II/2 CoC) with shore-based experience;
• Certified Master Mariner (Unlimited STCW II/2 CoC);
• Experience of IMCA Inspection documents CMID & MISW
• Substantial experience designing and working in the offshore industry, preferably offshore wind.
• Substantial experience in dealing with health and safety and environmental legislation associated with construction, marine and offshore projects.
• Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with Senior Management.
• Proven communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to influence and develop key specialist 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
• 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.
• Project Management knowledge desired.
Please also note that AVANGRID currently has a COVID-19 vaccination Policy in place that, among other requirements, requires all employees to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Any applicant who receives a conditional offer will be required to submit acceptable documentation regarding their COVID-19 vaccination status after receiving such conditional offer and prior to commencing employment. This Policy also requires all employees to either become fully vaccinated or to undergo weekly testing beginning on February 9, 2022. All AVANGRID policies may be modified or discontinued at any time, for any reason at the Company’s full and sole discretion.
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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