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Avangrid Senior Director- Renewables Construction in Portland, Oregon

Senior Director- Renewables Construction



Portland, OR, 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.


The Senior Director, Construction is responsible for managing the engineering, procurement, and construction activities necessaryfor all large capital projects including greenfield development, development acquisitions, and large operations projectsto develop, license/permit, erect, start-up, and commence commercial operation of between one and eight energy project sites at any given time, with total capital investment of $500m to $2bn


The Senior Director of Construction is actively involved in the direct negotiations for the project and is responsible for the supervision of the project team, including project controls and site management.

Responsible for Owner's Project Management during project implementation phases on multiple energy projects (wind farms, combined cycle generation, gas storage).

Responsible for developing design, procurement and construction contracts during project pre-construction phases.

Responsible for negotiating multiple construction contracts using competitive bid techniques.

Directs managers, engineers and construction site managers to ensure that project milestones are met safely, on schedule, and within budget.

Ensures sufficient project staffing of internal and external resources during design and construction phases.

Develop a safety awareness culture, emphasized at the personal workplace, within project designs and throughout construction and operation.

Provides periodic updates on project activities, progress and issues to company senior management group.

Responsible for effective forecasting of company's capital budget spending on major projects.

Ensure process feedback for identifying process efficiencies and improvements, including process and functional quality audits, and focusing on retention of "lessons learned".

Ensures all relevant internal controls are followed and develops new controls as needed.

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or 15+ years related construction experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Specific project engineering and construction experience.

  • Electric generation project development and project management, with a working knowledge of construction law, contracts, claims avoidance, insurance, and contract administration.

  • Familiar with multiple contract methods and risk management techniques

  • Proficiency using personal computer tools such Word and Excel.

  • Ability to travel 50% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using project scheduling software such as Microsoft Project and Primavera .


  • 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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