Iberdrola USA Senior Outage Coordinator - NCC in Portland, Oregon


Business and Department

Portland Corporate Office Portland,OR


The AVANGRID RENEWABLES Senior NCC Outage Coordinator reports directly to the Director, NCC Operations, and is primarily responsible for the planning and scheduling of work processes and outages that support the generation fleet, as well as providing backup to the Operations Manager when not available. The AVANGRID National Control Center (NCC) is responsible for the safe and economically effective operation of a nationwide fleet of approximately 5,700 MW of wind, 636 MW of gas fired, 50 MW of solar, 200 MW of hydro, and 55 MW of biomass generation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Work closely with Corporate IT to document and follow-up on telecommunication issues between the control

Develop, issue, and train on new work processes and operating procedures. Business owner and subject matter expert for the Versify Outage Management System. Author and review switching orders. Responsible for all plant planned and forced outage procedures. Provide shift coverage as needed. Respond to urgent calls from the NCC on evenings and weekends when on call. Provide support for generation dispatcher issues and questions, as it relates to the operation of assets. Plan and allocate resources to effectively staff and accomplish the work to meet departmental productivity

Assist in ensuring NERC compliance as Generation Owner, Generation Operator and a Balancing Authority.

Document and communicate issues with AVANGRID SCADA systems to the Generation Control Systems

group and AVANGRID Engineering SCADA team. Provide timely feedback and identify needed enhancements.

center and the generation facilities.

and quality goals.

  • efficiency, and output.

accordance with organization policies and procedures.

Plan, evaluate, and improve the efficiency of business processes and procedures to enhance speed, quality,

Make business decisions that are financially responsible, accountable, justifiable, and defensible in

Establish and maintain relevant controls and feedback systems to monitor the operation of the department.

Manage the preparation and maintenance of reports necessary to carry out the functions of the department.

Appropriately communicate organizational information through department meetings, one-on-one meetings,

Prepares periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested, to track strategic goal accomplishment.

Schedule, coordinate, and drill on the NCC disaster recovery plan, including deployment to the Alternate Control Center.

email and regular interpersonal communication.

Respond to inquiries from Plant Managers that arise from the remote operations of their projects.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 5 years’ experience in generation plant dispatch, operations or energy trading. (the company may consider

candidates with less experience at a lower level)

Better than average written and spoken communications skills. Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality. Consistent and regular attendance in the office. Ability work in a moderately demanding office environment with multiple distractions. Ability to manage multiple priorities under time constraints. 10-20% travel required. Must be willing to obtain NERC System Operator and PJM System Operator Certifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Current NERC System Operator Certification Current PJM System Operator Certification Trading expertise Power plant operations expertise High voltage transmission operations or utility control room expertise.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash.

Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

Company: Avangrid Renewables

Department: National Control Center

Job Title: Sr Outage Coordinator-NCC

Location: Portland, OR

REFERENCE: 5093441201

Publication date: 04.05.2018