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Avangrid Lead - Marine Operations in Boston, Massachusetts

Lead - Marine Operations



Boston, MA, 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.


The Lead Marine Operations Manager will play an important role in project safety, communications, and stakeholder relations. Offshore Wind Industry is a busy area with many important ocean users that include fishing, ferry activity, and shipping. This position will build the relationships necessary to ensure a successful and minimally disruptive project execution. In addition, the position will support ongoing permitting activities as they relate to marine operation and safety. The role will work closely with the project team to design and implement a successful strategy around the maritime industry.


  • Marine coordination and planning with coordination with stakeholders and relevant agencies.

  • Ensure compliance with permit requirements and applicable laws relating to the project vessel activities (including installation vessels, transport vessels, service vessels, etc.).

  • Build and expand relationships with marine stakeholders including fishermen, port directors, ferry operators, and recreational boaters.

  • Gather, assess and properly disseminate information gathered from external sources to appropriate internal team members.

  • Function as a liaison between the company and the US Coast Guard (USCG), US Navy and Maritime Industry.

  • Working knowledge of ports, movement of vessels and marine practices.

  • Experience or working knowledge of marine construction.

  • Familiar with Jones Act and other maritime industry practices that regulate the offshore industry.

  • Provide input to ongoing permitting and coordination including marine navigation marking and lighting plans.

  • Ensuring communication between all parties to include communications plan for all contractors and vessels involved in the project.

  • Keep informed of all planned vessel deployment and manage the Project’s marine logistics and vessel traffic coordination between the staging ports and the installation locations.

  • Work closely with Health & Safety and Engineering team on projects to ensure marine compliance with all applicable regulations.

  • Acting as the primary liaison with the USCG, port authorities, state and local law enforcement,

  • marine patrol, and commercial operators (including ferry, tourist, fishing boat operators, and other offshore wind leaseholders).

  • Issuing all marine updates any required formal and informal Notices to Mariners, operating other project communication channels via website updates, social media, texting, etc.

  • Coordinate with the USCG and local law enforcement authorities for planning in the event of trespassing vessels within any safety zone established for the offshore project construction activity.

  • Conduct regular meetings with contractors to discuss vessel operation and deployments as appropriate for the level of marine activities scheduled.

  • Working with the project team to take advantage of optimization / cost reduction / safety improvement opportunities.

  • Responsible for facilitating the sharing of lessons learnt from and to other business functions.

Skills and Requirements


  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline or equivalent experience. Demonstrated HSE experience.

  • Working knowledge of Jones Act and other (MSE-MSO, transport, maritime academy) maritime requirements.

  • Eight (8) years USCG (US Coastal Guard) or Maritime Experience.

  • Master’s Degree or Professional Engineer (PE) in discipline related to Offshore.

  • 50 % travel, may need to travel to Europe.


  • Working knowledge and understanding of:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration Requirements (OSHA). Offshore Safety requirements relevant to marine operations.

  • DNV standards for offshore wind. Construction planning. Estimations, and Risk Management.

  • Management of multidisciplinary teams spread across multiple locations in a matrix organization.

  • Highly developed communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, particularly related to multicultural relationships, and ability to present effectively to management teams.

  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.

  • Advanced user of Microsoft office applications. Intermediate user (at least) of CAD & GIS software.

  • Workload management to ensure the delivery of planned and unplanned activities

  • Strong technical skills and problem-solving ability.Strong contractual and commercial awareness. Strong interpersonal 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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