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Avangrid Supervisor - OSW Control Center Shift in Vineyard Haven, United States

Supervisor - OSW Control Center Shift



Vineyard Haven, MA, US, 02568

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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 (

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Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), is a leading developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy facilities in the United States with an eight-gigawatt portfolio of onshore wind and solar projects across 24 states. Avangrid Renewables’ offshore wind business is pioneering this new industry with a development pipeline of five gigawatts off the East Coast. Our offshore portfolio consists of our 50% ownership in the first-in-the-nation Vineyard Wind 1 project, which will deliver 800 MW of clean energy into Massachusetts starting in 2023. Additionally, Avangrid Renewables owns 100% of Park City Wind, an 804 MW project to serve the state of Connecticut and Commonwealth Wind, a project that will deliver up to 1200 MW to Massachusetts. Finally, Avangrid Renewables owns 100% of Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind that has the potential to deliver 2,500 MW of clean energy into Virginia and North Carolina. The company will also actively pursue additional lease areas in the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico.

We aspire to be the Employer of choice by providing purposeful and challenging work revolutionizing the renewable energy industry in the United States. This role will support the senior management team that is developing, constructing and operating large scale offshore wind projects which will provide affordable, clean energy and will have a transformational impact on local communities. Avangrid Renewables’ offshore business is located in Boston, Massachusetts.


The Supervisor - Offshore Wind Control Center Shift will support site operations by managing and coordinating the safe, efficient and cost-effective transfer of personnel and equipment from the onshore base to the offshore work sites (and vice versa) via marine vessels and helicopters.

The Supervisor will also be responsible for the remote monitoring and operation of turbine status via SCADA in order to identify any issues that require corrective action.

The Supervisor will also be responsible for ensuring that all necessary conditions are satisfied before staff can commence transit to the work site e.g. work orders are in place, tools and equipment are available, staff are competent/authorised to undertake work and sea and weather conditions are within acceptable parameters.


The individual will:

 Support the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures, operating systems and associated tools to facilitate the smooth operation of day to day offshore logistics.

 Plan, coordinate and supervise activities related to the transfer of personnel and equipment by vessels and / or helicopter to ensure that this is carried out in a safe, efficient and costeffective manner.

 Manage work control (permit to work system) to ensure that permits are in place for planned activity.

 Supporting the planning of work schedules to maximise the most effective use of personnel and transfer vessels/ helicopters.

 Establish access parameters taking account of weather forecasts, sea conditions and light conditions to ensure consistent go, no go and stand-down decisions are made in order to ensure safe transit and access to work sites can be achieved.

 Monitor weather conditions to ensure the safety of personnel and to optimise working time offshore.

 Provide training and inductions in the marine co-ordination system

 Coordinate with National control centre / Site HV Manager if HV switching is required

 Conduct HV switching operations

 Initiate and coordinate the project emergency response  Initiate (ERP) where required in order to effectively resolve the situation.

 Ensure adherence to all H&S procedures associated with maritime/offshore working  Act as Operational Controller under the WTSR

 Monitor WTG SCADA and act upon alarms / issues where they arise to ensure efficient response times are achieved and generation maximised.

 Keep records on daily activities, usage of vessels and weather conditions

 Regularly report on defined KPIs through the Company standard systems

 Supply data to assist in the short and long term maintenance planning process

 Regularly update management on site activities to keep them informed of any issues/challenges experienced.

 Maximise offshore H&S performance by complying with all applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures and through the reporting and rectification of any non-conformances.

 Effective and efficient operation of offshore logistics in cooperation with Siemens and other contractors

 Optimise operational expenditure through efficient and safe marine control procedures

 Coordinate the movement & positions of vessels on the pontoon to ensure obilisation/demobilisation is as streamlined as possible

 Support coordinating all marine traffic in the site, and vessels transiting between site and main port

 Monitoring all vessel and personnel movements offshore by use of Personnel Tracking System (PTS) and Vessel Tracking System (VTS). Guaranteeing the location of all personnel offshore is known should an emergency situation arise

 Ensuring all personnel going offshore are suitably qualified and hold all the necessary certification

 Responsible for the safe execution of the Emergency Response Plan  Monitor Balance of Plant SCADA and WTG SCADA and act upon alarms, to enable safe and efficient generation, including HV switching operations.

Skills and Requirements

Electrical Engineering, or equivalent qualification, but proven working background in HV electricity

Minimum of 7 years’ experience within power generation sector, preferable Offshore Wind acting as a minimum 220 kV SAP / Assessing Person.

 Minimum 2 years’ experience working with reactive compensation devices based on synchronous condensers

 Minimum 5 years’ experience working with HV equipment related to Windfarms:

Transformers, Reactors, Harmonic Filters, WTG Converters, HV Cables, UPS systems etc

 Experience of working in a marine coordination & control room operator role

 Previous experience working in the offshore wind industry or industry with similar operational and safety challenges (e.g. Oil & Gas)

 Knowledge of SCADA systems, & Marine Control systems

 Excellent communications skills enabling you to communicate your messages smoothly and efficiently to stakeholders at all organizational levels

 Have project planning or equivalent experience

 Have excellent H&S knowledge, ideally within the offshore working environment

 Offshore marine or helicopter coordination experience, including knowledge of the WTSR/HVSR

 Ability to gain authorization under the High Voltage Safety Rules

 Experience with VHF radio telecommunication systems  Knowledge of applicable marine, aviation and port regulations

 Use real time applications for performance monitoring, diagnostics and power production information

 Good IT skills in MS Office

 Excellent interpersonal skills

 Willingness to learn

 Commitment and enthusiasm for the role

 Respectful to internal and external customers

 Pro-active and diligent approach  Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

 Ability to work within international and multidisciplinary team

 Flexible towards the operations at site, adaptable to change


  • Be a role model

  • Be agile

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Technical Skills

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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

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