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Avangrid Director - O&M Engineering in Portland, Oregon

Director - O&M 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 $40 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

The Director of Technical Services, for Avangrid Renewables leads multiple teams of highly-skilled individuals whose purpose is to technically support the reliable, efficient, and safe operation of a nationwide fleet of utility-scale, renewable-energy power plants. In specific the Technical Services team is responsible for providing 2nd level of technical support in field operations, as well as designing and coordinating fleet improvement projects.

Responsibilities

  • Manages several teams of expert engineering and technical services personnel in support of Avangrid’s generation fleet, including but not limited to; wind, photovoltaic solar, energy storage.

  • Interacts with multiple domestic and international cross-functional teams, technology-specific consulting organizations, and industry subject-matter experts.

  • Drives Original Equipment Manufacturer's engineering departments to solve operational issues within the original scope of supply.

  • Provides Avangrid’s Senior Leadership with comprehensive analytics and reporting of the performance of renewable-energy generation facilities.

  • Manages Root Cause Analysis efforts on any component or sub-system that does not perform to expectation.

  • Supports Sourcing on any and all warranty claims as well as evaluating cost-optimized spare parts selection.

  • Performs comprehensive design review on any technology under consideration for purchase as well as on proposed design changes at the component or sub-system level.

  • Ensures priorities are focused on optimizing asset performance on both an individual unit and fleet-wide basis. Reviews existing component performance, potential replacement component design, implements validation testing, and provides feedback as necessary to achieve reliable and cost-effective operation.

Skills and Requirements

  • Engineering degree in any of the applicable Engineering disciplines (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, etc.).

  • 10 or more years’ experience in power generation or related industry, in technical positions.

  • 5 or more years’ experience and demonstrated success as a leader in utility-scale, renewable-energy engineering.

  • Demonstrated success in improving power plant energy production and reliability.

  • Demonstrated success in containing operations and maintenance costs through improved processes and improved equipment design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced or multiple Engineering degree(s).

  • Affiliation with the Department of Energy and/or National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

  • Additional degree or demonstrated experience in Business Administration or Finance.

  • Ability to navigate and succeed in a highly matrixed, international reporting structure

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Competencies

  • Be a role model

  • Be agile

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Focus to achieve results

  • 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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