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Avangrid Manager - Operational Readiness in Rochester, New York

Manager - Operational Readiness



Rochester, NY, US

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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 (


Works collaboratively, as well as independently, as a team member to create, develop and implement the AVANGRID emergency management preparedness and planning function; including Central Maine Power (CMP), New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) for electric, natural gas and hydro operations. This applies to both planning and preparation before an event and execution during an event. This position/function is primarily responsible to ensure effective and efficient AVANGRID response to major system outages (electric and natural gas) and to secondarily work with all AVANGRID groups to plan for and coordinate other contingency protocols. This position is based in Rochester, NY; or other NY area offices, on a Hybrid schedule.


Main duties include:

• Predictive modeling of previous storms and emergencies to plan for future events.

• Create and prepare appropriate plans, procedures, SOP’s and checklists for storms, emergencies and other risks/hazards.

• Prepare for and monitor compliance with regulatory requirements, creating systems for continuous improvement.

• Cost management during and post emergency.

• Work as a member of the team ensuring appropriate training and drills.

• Prepare reports on causes of events, damages, affected customers, restoration times, recovery plan and costs.

• Evaluation of the event and resource performance.

• Modify and update detailed action plans based on lessons learned.


  1. This manager position will play a critical role in the creation, development and implementation of the AVANGRID emergency management preparedness and planning program. Responsibilities include pre and post emergency response activities. The established Incident Command System (ICS) structure will continue to manage and conduct operations during the actual emergency event.

  2. Responsible for driving strategy, continuous improvement and execution of operational readiness activities.

  3. Develops effective emergency management policies and procedures to ensure preparedness for future events.

  4. Ensures internal alignment and training for emergency response.

  5. May serve as the AVANGRID emergency management representative for various Governmental and/or Regulatory entities.

  6. Will work with external entities, companies and organizations for relationship building, cooperative projects and to ensure best practices.

  7. Works with the Director to provide strategic direction regarding Emergency Management and setting short-term and long-term program objectives.

  8. Will work creativity and innovatively to ensure that there is ongoing, continuous improvement throughout AVANGRID in the area of emergency management preparedness and planning.


  • Be a role model

  • Be agile

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Technical Skills

Skills and Requirements


Education & Experience Required:

• Bachelors degree with 7 years' relevant experience required.

• Experience in utility system operations, planning, restoration, emergency management or engineering.

• Experience in Operations & Maintenance (O&M) and/or capital budgets.


• Strong ability to work collaboratively and contribute as a member of a team to develop emergency preparedness and planning within AVANGRID. Must be highly organized, self-directed, and capable of managing multiple responsibilities and deliverables to successful completion.

• Strong organizational, communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and influencing skills.

• Proven ability to work innovatively and creatively.

• Ability and desire to work across organizational lines throughout AVANGRID and with Senior Management.

• Ability to collaborate with external entities to achieve mutual gains and foster cooperative relationships. These include Emergency Management and Public Officials, other utilities and Regulatory Agencies.

• Experience in (or ability to) reviewing, analyzing and influencing State Statutory and Regulatory actions.

• Advanced problem solving, analytical, and decision making skills. Able to analyze complex information, distill salient items and create appropriate action plans.

• Knowledge of regulatory requirements regarding Emergency Management planning, readiness, and execution.

• Knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS) and its application in emergency response by utilities.

• Ability to identify business risks and to develop and execute mitigating strategies.

• Provides strategic input to management team and business areas based on sound analytical decision making.

• Knowledge of SAP, company websites and other applicable business systems.

• Budget and/or Cost Management experience.

Our Selection Process


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

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