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Avangrid Director - Field Service Engineering in Portland, Oregon

Director - Field Service Engineering

Company: AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC

Location:

Portland, OR, US

Company Company

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)

Purpose

This highly skilled individual will be responsible for managing the group of Field Service Engineers in the US operations Engineering division of Global Technical Services, supporting the US Operations and Maintenance organization. The role of the Field Engineering team is to; respond quickly to turbine-specific operational issues beyond the skill set of the Field Technicians, regardless of technology or manufacturer. Support the Sustaining Engineering team in resolving long-term operational issues.

Responsibilities

  • Manage activities and priorities of the Field Engineering team. Manage all matters of the group, including but not limited to; workload, goals and objectives, performance reviews, and compensation.

  • Work closely with O&M Regional Directors and Plant Managers to ensure optimum support is directed to their respective teams.

  • Support the utilization of external professionals who provide technical expertise and project support in evaluation of operational and performance issues.

  • Support conference calls with suppliers to ensure compliance with contractual obligations. Reviews supplier’s root cause failure analysis and corrective action documentation.

  • Support product improvement programs designed to increase wind turbine performance and/or reduce operational costs.

  • Support Procurement’s effort to develop and qualify second and third-tier parts suppliers.

  • Works with Sourcing to resolve warranty-related issues.

  • Assures the Team supports Operations and Maintenance personnel with other wind turbine infrastructure components such as but not limited to; gearboxes, blades, generators, frequency converters, and pad transformers.

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

BS Eletrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Demonstrated experience and/or training in team leading and/or management.

6 years of experience in wind turbine engineering or operations.

Demonstrated experience in root-cause-failure-analysis activity.

Demonstrated experience in technical discussions with system manufacturers.

Skills/Abilities:

Ability to climb 100-meter-tall steel towers on occasional basis to assist with root cause analysis investigation on turbine component failures.

Ability to occasionally lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.

Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, data management, CAD, and reporting systems.

Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Possession of comprehensive writing skills for upwards reporting.

Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a number of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Adheres to effective internal controls.

Must work well under pressure from job demands, multi-tasking ability essential.

Requires approximately 20% travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or PE license.

Experience with MatLab and Weibul failure analysis software.

Experience with photovoltaic solar

Speak, write, and understand Spanish.

Competencies

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

Mobility Information

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

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link (https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com

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