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Avangrid Principal - Project Planning in Portland, Oregon

Principal - Project Planning

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 Master Planner/Scheduler reports to the Director of Project Support and is responsible for managing and overseeing the scheduling team for engineering and construction projects.

The Master Planner / Scheduler is managing the planning and scheduling of capital projects from initiation through turn-over to operations and other programs requiring a schedule. The position will report directly to the Director of Project Services and will involve close collaboration with all members of the Capital Projects teams to promote and execute effective and efficient methods and means to develop overall project schedules, provide essential milestones and other key metrics forecasts, report on project progress and analyze contractors’ schedules.

Schedules and Plans are at the Owner Level and will require schedule integration of various contractors to meet the project management and reporting needs of Avangrid.

This individual must be a self-starter and able to communicate effectively for needed support and progress of the planning effort and execution of capital projects, from Development through Turn-over to Operations.

The environment is fast paced, demanding, and has ever-changing needs and priorities that exist in the renewable energy development business. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, pro-active, organized, enjoys constant challenge, and can work well individually or as part of a team.

Responsibilities

Accountabilities for the position of Manager – Schedule include:

 Project, Program and Enterprise level planning and scheduling of projects of appropriate levels for FEL 1 through 7 for entire project portfolio.

 Build and lead a team of planner/schedulers for the creation and care of Project and Program level schedules

 Manage schedulers staff and contractors, set priorities for the team to ensure task completion.

 Planning and scheduling of capital projects and project-related operational tasks for communication and integration to the various stakeholders at all levels in the organization.

 Conduct long term planning & scheduling of all capital project including Wind and Solar Farms, repowering project, and Battery Storage.

 Refine and communicate standard Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) for Wind, Solar, Battery Storage and other Avangrid projects as necessary.

 Coordinate and lead Interactive Planning Sessions (IAPs) with Project Teams and Disciplines

 Conduct critical reviews of contractor developed schedules, including Critical Path Methodology (CPM) and prepare Schedule Reports to identify key points, Schedule Health Issues, and areas of concern

 Assist in the development of procedures to assure Planners/Schedulers coordinate with Cost Controllers on assigned projects to forecast cash flows and annual budget information and reporting for Earned Value management (EVM) and status of Contractor Progress payments.

 Monitor and advise project management on compliance in respect of the project contractual obligations.

 Manage the preparation and tracking of detailed project schedule progress and forecasts.

 Assist the preparation and tracking of detailed annual group budgets and cash flow projections.

 Perform SOX control review and address all deficiencies with necessary remediation plans.

 Identify and evaluate activities aimed at improving organizational or departmental processes.

 Support project management with progress reporting including schedule updates, estimate at completion, variance identification and opportunities for improvement/risk mitigation

 Inform management of deviations from established processes or schedule updates which may impact business outcomes.

 Adhere to effective internal controls.

Dimensions:

 Direct, coach, mentor, motivate, and supervise project team members and contractors to take responsibility for their quality and punctuality of their assignments.

 Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

 Participate and contribute effectively to Internal and External Audit, serving as a key participant as issues or questions arise related to evaluations over internal controls over schedule reporting.

 Develop effective relationships with key internal and external partners/peers.

Competencies

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

Skills and Requirements

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

 Minimum 15 years’ experience in capital project planning and scheduling

 Experience in the Renewables Industry (Wind and Solar) is highly desirable

 Primavera P6 or Oracle Primavera Cloud (OPC) experience required, (OPC preferred) with Primavera Certification preferred

 Proficient in all aspects of scheduling and planning, including managing interactive scheduling and planning sessions with multiple stakeholders

 Able to create a Basis of Schedule, perform Critical Path Methodology and develop/maintain Earned Value Management (rules of credit/progress)

 Able to communicate effectively with management at all levels from the corporate offices and operating facilities

 Able to act as system integrator for Avangrid procured material deliveries, High Voltage (HV) and Balance of Plant (BoP) EPC and other Avangrid contractors’ schedules and other stakeholders

 Good presentation skills for effective communications to facility management and the project managers

 Experience and skills planning multiple projects and coordinating them through their various phases

 The understanding and knowledge of EN/ISO or ASME codes is desirable

Planning & Organizing:

 Ability to analyze problems, providing creative solutions when required.

 Experience in managing planning scheduling projects activities from development phase through construction.

 Experience in managing teams of construction scheduling professionals.

 Experience working in a team and delivering against aggressive targets and reporting requirements.

 Pro-active and diligent approach to work activities.

 Ability to manage and prioritize workload effectively.

 Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with people at varying levels of the organization and to deal with third parties, project teams and consultants.

 Excellent report writing and presentation skills.

Internal and External Relationships:

 Develop and maintain a strong relationship with the rest of the Avangrid Renewables departments.

 Develop and maintain a strong relationship with the Business Teams in Development, Construction, Procurement and Operations to understand their needs and to solve properly their requests.

 Develop and maintain strong relationships within Avangrid Renewables and Iberdrola to create and maintain an effective communication and implementation of all those best practices to be followed in the control and administration of renewable energy projects.

 Provide support, as required, to the Development teams.

 Requirement to travel to renewable sites and projects when required. Ability and willingness to travel 25-30% of the time.

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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)

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