Iberdrola USA Community & Economic Development Specialist (UIL) 64728 in United States


Business and Department

UIL - New Haven New Haven,CT


Job Summary, Major Roles & Responsibilities: Scope of Work, Main duties, Settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:

The Economic Development & Government Relations Specialist position is responsible for increasing UI revenues by assisting businesses in staying and growing within Avangrid’s Connecticut service territories, help recruit new businesses to the state, and support the Company’s public affairs strategy. The position is also responsible for supporting the work of economic development and public affairs groups at the local, regional and state level. Additionally, the position is also responsible for providing professional expertise to UI internal and external customers on economic development and public affairs matters. Key Responsibilities: Establish partnerships and maintain strategic relationships with state and economic development organizations and local and statewide political officials and utilize the resources of affiliates and professional organizations to enhance the Company's strategic interests. Maintain a high level of knowledge of national, state, regional and local business and economic issues that affect UI's and the community's competitive standing. Work closely with Strategic Account Services, CLM and Sales & New Ventures teams to achieve department and customer goals. Develop, collect and disseminate economic development resource materials including development incentives. Develop and provide quarterly economic forecast data for UI and provide other economic data to internal customers as needed. Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of economic development programs.Represent Avangrid on state and local boards and committees that further our strategic business and public affairs interests. Assist in the creation and execution of a strategic plan for Economic Development that incorporates aggressivegoals based on Avangrid’s Connecticut companies’ desired outcomes. Produce metrics that measure the

effectiveness of the plan, including a communications strategy.


Job Requirements Education, Skills & Abilities

Education: BS/BA Degree Experience: Degree in Engineering, Economics, Political Science, Marketing or Business Administration or related field is required. Master's Degree desirable.

SKILLS Experience in economic development, local and/or state government, or business-related field. Excellent oral/written communication skills.Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to interact in a positive manner with employees at all levels. Work with a high degree of integrity, professionalism, initiative and energy level. Ability to prioritize effectively & manage multiple projects at the same time. Able to work independently. Position regularly requires attendance at meetings before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Experience: 7 Years

AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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Company: UIL Holdings Corporation

Department: Economic and Community Development

Job Title: Community & Economic Development Specialist 64728

Reports to: Manager, Government & Community Relations

Location: Orange, CT, US

Cross Company Responsibility: Y

REFERENCE: 5098506001

Publication date: 09.08.2018