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Senior Director - Gas Operations

Company:  AVANGRID SERVICE COMPANY
Location: 

Binghamton, NY, US

Company

Company

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 www.avangrid.com

 

 

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Reports to SVP Engineering & Operations

Grade J

To be based in Upstate NY 

Purpose

Oversee the Company’s activities in Gas Construction and Field Operations across multiple geographic regions. Provides high-level leadership across the organization and fosters a strong team environment to provide safe and reliable service. Develops objectives and procedures to facilitate activities and attainment of business and financial objectives and targets according to business plans and objectives established by senior management. Has overall responsibility for safety, reliability, and efficient emergency operations.

Responsibilities

  • Directs the coordination and general supervision of operating regions, which may include system maintenance and construction of transmission and distribution systems within the regions. Oversees emergency operations within the regions. (35%,P)
  • Develops and recommends long and short-range objectives and programs, together with supporting operating and maintenance costs, to attain customer service, business and financial targets. (20%,P)
  • Develops and maintains ongoing programs to increase operating efficiencies, promote safety, identify best practices, and reduce operating and maintenance and capital construction costs. (15%,S)
  • Represents the Company before governmental, regulatory bodies and other public forums as required. (5%,S)
  • Assures that an effective working relationship with bargaining unit employees is maintained, and contract commitments are consistent with accepted practice and customer-focused, business philosophy. (5%,S)
  • Assures that adequate interdepartmental communication and coordination, division of responsibilities and controls are employed by each segment of operations to accomplish assigned tasks in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  Works with peers on interregional coordination activities. (15%,P)
  • Trains and instructs subordinates and assures compliance with established policies, practices and operating procedures. Fosters an environment of safety, teamwork, adaptability, and innovation through the use of coaching, communications, and employee development. (5%,S)

Skills and Requirements

Skills/Abilities:

  • Able to coordinate, focus and direct employees in analyzing complex problems and implement courses of action.
  • High level analytical, organizational, interpersonal, communications and leadership skills.
  • Must be available outside of regular scheduled hours to work storms, emergencies and/or critical assignments

Experience/Training:

  • At least 10 years of experience in operations, engineering or closely related experience.
  • Knowledge of gas system maintenance, construction and engineering disciplines.
  • Thorough knowledge of Company, Federal & State policies and procedures.

Required Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.

Competencies

  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile
  • Technical Skills

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

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com


Nearest Major Market: Binghamton

Job Segment: Gas, Energy

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