Avangrid Senior Director - Offshore Project Mgmnt in Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Director - Offshore Project Mgmnt
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)
Reports to Deputy CEO, Vineyard Wind
Based in Boston, MA.
Scope of Work
The Sr. Project Director will lead the 804 MW Park City Wind offshore wind project ("Project") within the Avangrid Renewables/Iberdrola Offshore Business. The Sr. Project Director is a critical role within the Offshore Business focusing on the execution and delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects working with multinational joint venture partner(s) and contractors.
The Sr. Project Director has overall responsibility to ensure a safe and successful project delivery which includes engineering, contracting, construction and project management. The Sr. Project Director will ensure that Health & Safety is paramount in all considerations, delivered on time, on budget while meeting the required quality standards, close liaison with internal & external stakeholders, management and coordination of internal and external resources supported by an innovative contracting strategy.
Overall decision maker for all Project matters and seeks executive sign-off where required.
Manage multi-billion-dollar Project and multi-million-dollar contracts.
Develop a clear delivery strategy for the Project maximizing the business capabilities.
Execute an innovative contracting strategy designed to drive the maximum value for the business case while maximizing local content.
Drive key project control processes, procedures and reporting to ensure a strong governance culture is in place.
Implement all standard offshore business processes and procedures to enable design, execution, and construction to the highest industry standards maximizing the returns for the company during the whole life cycle of the Project, while maintaining superior H&S standards.
Build and lead the Project team to effectively deliver a world class project.
Communicate effectively with state and local officials, community leaders, and other key stakeholders on project development.
Manage and motivate multicultural and geographically dispersed teams.
Ensure compliance of the standard processes and procedures to the Project. A close level of oversight and audit is expected.
Ensure the Project gets all permits to be constructed. Prepare the Project and sites for the Operational phase.
Ensure the highest standards of H&S are in place on the Project and develop technical/design procedures and processes and continually strive for improvement.
Lead cost reduction, optimization, and cost efficiencies throughout the Project.
Deals with the senior leadership team attending and presenting at regular senior management meetings.
Close management and liaison with multiple stakeholders at various levels. Coordinates and supports key expertise from within the offshore business.
Collaborates with all departments to ensure necessary input into the contract strategy and business case.
Education and Experience
Degree and/or professional qualification in a relevant discipline – Project Management or Mechanical/Electrical/Marine Engineering
Experience in leading a large-scale power generation project (minimum 300 MW) from start to completion
Professional qualification in Project Management
Extensive experience in management of large multidisciplinary, multicultural teams
Proven track record delivering large, complex, multidisciplinary designs and execution of works in an offshore environment
Strong knowledge of industry standards and offshore regulations
Knowledge of H&S, regulatory and environmental legislation associated with construction projects
Experience in long term planning horizon and scheduling for all contracting activities relating to project delivery
Experience in implementation of business plan and setting annual team and individual goals, managing reviews and performance
Experience in formulating and gaining approvals for project investment cases and annual budgets then managing controlling and forecasting
Skills and Abilities
IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other IT based project management software
Flexible to travel to Europe and to wherever suppliers are located
Proactive, agile, and diligent approach
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent report writing and presentation skills
Ability to work under pressure and to deliver against tight deadlines
Good organizational skills with the ability to link commercial awareness to contractual judgement and decision making
Ability to resolve conflicts and build consensus in decision making
Ability to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing in working environment and demonstrate a positive attitude to change
High degree of self-motivation with a flexible approach to work
Ownership mindset while striving for rigor
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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