Avangrid Project Manager in United States
Company: ROCHESTER GAS & ELEC CORP
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 Project Manager is responsible for delivering T&D projects between several BES Substation and Line assets, located in Maine, New York, and Connecticut, by managing resource requirements, priorities, investment plans, project execution strategy and internal/external resource requirements. Lines projects may originate due to reliability, asset health, system capacity customer or other project need.
Responsibility includes meeting corporate goals for capital investment, managing Construction Work in Progress, and energization of projects. Must manage team performance to maximize the effectiveness of capital budget delivery considering the environment, operating efficiency, regulatory, CWIP and operational needs.
Represents the company in regulatory and public forums. Coordinate activities of project team members including engineers, construction managers, and external contractors. Facilitates the work of external contractors and other internal business areas. Holds contractors accountable for performance. Holds project team members accountable for results. Provides technical advice to senior management when required. Responsible for the overall project control and reporting, providing leadership and coordination of the scheduling, cost controlling and reporting processes and functions. Ensure projects are delivered on schedule, within budget and in conformance to quality and engineering standards.
Major Roles & Responsibilities
Interfacing with municipal stakeholders and local permitting agencies.
Participates in project team scheduling and budgetary planning processes.
Works within the project unit, managing internal and external project resources. Sets unit goals and direction to align and undertakes action plans, program management to accomplish goals.
Oversees project budgets. Analyzes project unit performance and initiates actions to control scope, schedule, and cost performance. Proactive approach to overseeing work measures progress and takes actions to ensure budgets and deadlines are achieved. Approves project plans, executes contract strategies to undertake work and controls and authorizes expenditures. Initiates actions to ensure compliance with a project management and quality management processes and procedures. Assures that projects are completed within the approved scope, schedule, and budget.
Coordinates with other departments, consultants, attorneys, utilities, regulatory agencies, government agencies, and major customers. May represent the company and testify in regulatory hearings or at Federal, State, or local agency or municipal meetings.
Considers innovative ways to undertake work, promoting automation and efficiencies in day to day work streams.
Provides recommendations on policies and goals desired and implements new/revised processes and procedures according to established guidelines.
Responsible for the overall management and control of project unit budgets including O&M and Capital.
Informs management and project teams regarding cost and schedule performance variances and corrective action required.
Responsible for ensuring the risk control system is utilized.
Continually monitors individual progress to insure meeting of specific deadlines.
Responsible for Project accountability overview, making sure that it complies with FERC, NERC, and any other applicable regulation.
Attendance to Cost & Schedule Meetings.
Works with Coordinator on the Risk definition, cost, and the Mitigation Action analysis.
Attendance to Executive management meetings, providing and presenting reports and cost-schedule-risk views as required.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required
Project Management Certification preferred
Scrum Master or Product Owner Certification preferred
Energy industry experience required
3 – 5 years’ experience in Engineering preferred
2+ years’ experience in Project Management required
Experienced in contract negotiations and supplier management
Proven experience obtaining siting permits
Supervision of field personnel and construction contractors.
Ability to mobilize team members to deliver projects on time and under budget
Expert in integrating Scheduling IT tools and software: MS Project or Primavera P6
Expert in risk management and mitigation plans
Expert in utilizing MS Excel for data analysis, budgeting and planning and optimizing schedules
Ability to use and query SAP preferred
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Public presentation skills and ability to summarize concepts utilizing Microsoft Project
Understanding of quality assurance processes and implement with project structure
Proven ability to lead teams and work in a team environment
Program and project management skills
Develop Self & Others
Empower to grow
Collaborate and Share
Be a role model
Focus to achieve results
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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