Avangrid Senior Project Engineer-Offshore Wind in Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Project Engineer-Offshore Wind
Company: AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
Boston, MA, US 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 Deputy Engineering Manager is a key role within the Offshore Renewables Business, focusing on the delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects in the US and overseas.
Belonging to the Engineering Management team and reporting to the Lead Engineering Manager, the Deputy Engineering Manager will be responsible for implementing robust, effective and efficient engineering strategies and plans for the project, complying with company and business engineering standards, technical acceptance criteria, applicable rules and regulations and ensuring quality, best practices and excellent H&SE performance are applied.
The position is responsible for supporting the Lead Engineering Manager on the management of the engineering activities of a large-scale offshore wind project, including, but not limited to:
• Development and Implementation of Engineering Management processes (including, but not limited to: Interface and Division of Responsibilities management, Design Change control, Decision tracking, Design Reviews process, etc.)
• Certification and Verification Activities
• Site Conditions (Ground, Metocean and Wind Resource) data to be used as a basis for the development of the design
• Electrical Design Management
• Geographic Information System (GIS)
• Ensure cohesive and consistent progress of engineering activities across the project
• Ensure compliance of design with applicable standards and requirements.
• Implementation of lessons learned and best practices
• Lead the resolution of complex & multidisciplinary engineering problems
• Communication and reporting within the project team and Avangrid/Iberdrola business.
The Deputy Engineering Manager will work hand in hand with the Lead Engineering Manager and will be delegated to execute autonomously specific tasks and roles.
The individual will be working as part of a global business with activities in many locations across the US and the rest of the world. The position may require some travel to various locations both in the US and overseas, the individual should be capable of coordinating teams working at different project locations.
• Execute the engineering management strategy and processes of the project to provide assurance that the Project will meet the desired design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning performance requirements.
• Implement the required Engineering processes throughout the project lifecycle phases, whilst liaising with the project team to maximise lessons learned and best practices.
• Cost control and planning impacts of the project linked to the Engineering Management scope of work.
• Finding opportunities and optimizations in order to reduce / improve project CAPEX, planning and risk profile.
• Manage and resolve a range of technical/engineering issues within key packages on a day to day basis.
• At short notice, act upon problems and ad-hoc projects without losing focus on major ongoing workload.
• Lead the implementation of offshore standards, lessons learnt procedures, tools, best practices and quality requirements for large scale offshore windfarm multi-contract work packages to ensure that packages are delivered according to specification, budget and programme without compromising safety.
• Advise Engineering Manager, Package Managers or Project Director on the impact of technical/specialist risks and issues, and the viability of solutions recommended.
Skills and Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline with a higher level degree (e.g. MSc) desirable.
• Chartered, PE, or working towards Chartered/PE status (or relevant equivalent). (Desirable)
• 2 years of experience in Engineering Management in an offshore wind project or offshore oil&gas project,
• 2 years of experience in managing engineering activities in a large-scale industrial project, providing multidiscipline leadership.
• Experience in delivery of large packages/projects, including contract management, programme management, cost and risk control.
• Experience in dealing with health and safety and environmental legislation associated with construction, marine and offshore projects.(Desirable)
• Understanding of the Engineering processes relevant to the design, manufacture, transport and installation, commissioning and operations and maintenance, as they apply to design, of a large-scale Utility, such as Avangrid/Iberdrola.
• Sound planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and see / anticipate problems and thereafter plan and implements mitigating solutions to negate the effect of such problems.
• A rigorous approach to quality, data accuracy, audit and record retention.
• Excellent report writing, presentation skills and ability to summarize key parameters and drivers impacting the project and business.
• IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other IT based project management software.
• Comprehensive knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation associated with construction projects.(Desirable)
• Fluent at English
• Fluent at Spanish(Desirable)
• Ability to work, manage teams and manage decision making processes under pressure and to tight deadlines.
• Sound communication.
• Relationship management and interpersonal skills.
• Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.
• Pro-active and diligent approach.
• Innovative and creative thinking.
• Problem solving, high capacity for change, dealing with conflicting requirements.
• Ability to influence and develop key project and business decisions.
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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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