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Avangrid Sr Project Manager - Projects in Orange, Connecticut

Sr Project Manager - Projects



Orange, CT, 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.

Remote Work

It might be possible to work remotely depending on location and ability to take regular business trips to Connecticut.

Job Summary

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for coordinating activities for Substation and/or Transmission projects located in Maine, New York, and Connecticut, and will manage resource requirements, priorities, investment plans, project execution strategy and internal/ external resource requirements. Projects may originate due to reliability, asset health, system capacity customer or other project needs.

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.

Major Roles & Responsibilities

  • 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.

Job Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10 years relevant experience required.

  • Degree in Engineering or experience in energy industry preferred.

  • MBA preferred

  • Experienced in contract negotiations and supplier management

  • Proven experience obtaining siting permits

  • Project Management Professional Certification preferred

  • 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 infrastructures (substations, overhead lines, and underground cable)


  • Microsoft Suite & SharePoint

  • Fluent spoken and written English

  • Project management (individual, multiple, simultaneous, linked projects).

  • Project planning for unique, one-time initiatives

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Communications/influencing

  • Negotiation/dispute resolution

  • Analytical

  • Ability to coach and mentor

  • Agility, versatility, and flexibility, productive in a multi- tasking and rapidly changing environment

  • Auditing/controls

  • Metrics design and development



  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical 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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