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Lead - OSW OPS H&S

Company:  AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
Location: 

MA, 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

 

 

Company Information

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 22 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.  

 

AVANGRID is part of the IBERDROLA Group, a global energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. 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.
 

Purpose

The HSEQ Compliance Manager will be responsible for managing the Health and Safety of all personnel working across the site (onshore and offshore), along with safeguarding the environment and ensuring compliance with consent requirements. The individual will also define and ensure compliance with the site HSE requirements and advise the Site Manager and other members of the site management team on statutory legislation, company policy and industry best practice. They will ensure that USCG consent and licence obligations are monitored and carried out throughout the O&M phase of the windfarm. The compliance manager will also be the key interface with corporate Security on the security aspects of the site and the fire risk mitigation arrangements for the site facilities.

 

The HSEQ Compliance Manager will also have a crucial role in the monitoring of contractor HSE performance. 

 

This position is hybrid and based in Martha's Vineyard, MA.

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain HSEQ standards and procedures during the O&M readiness and operational phases, ensuring an in-depth understanding of associated regulations and legal requirements.
  • Report on HSEQ performance, including key HSEQ KPI’s, identification of hazards to health or the environment, analysis of near misses and incidents, to inform O&M management and Corporate functions.
  • Monitor HSEQ performance of Main Contractors and other contractors to ensure best practise performance.

 

Health and Safety and Environment

 

  • Provide strong and consistent safety leadership and direction to the site O&M team, onshore and offshore, enhancing safety culture through compliance of procedures.
  • Be the site HSE representative and lead, manage, and continuously advance the O&M HSE culture to be industry leading
  • Establish, implement and maintain the site HSE management system, including supporting manuals, plans, procedures, documentation, training programs, inductions, entry requirements for new staff, hazards identification processes, risk assessments, emergency response plans and reporting systems.
  • Ensure all applicable site safety requirements are compliant with US regulation and company policies. Ensure these requirements are adhered to both offshore and onshore.
  • Lead hazard identification workshops, risk assessment workshops, emergency response plan drills, toolbox talks, site inductions and training exercise requirements where required
  • Lead and participate in HSE audits and perform general HSE supervision, both onshore and offshore. Duties will cover both Avangrid’s staff and staff of contractors and subcontractors and will include organisation of audits by Avangrid’s central HSE function  
  • Provide analysis and monitoring of HSE programs, incident management, behavioural –based safety and key performance indicators 
  • Maintain site HSE files and records
  • Participate in the investigation of accidents and injuries and compile and submit accident reports and statistics required by the organisation
  • Monitor and support implementation of Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSRs) and High Voltage Safety Rules (HVSRs) compliance. 

 

Quality

 

  • Implement a Project Quality Plan for VW1 that meets the requirements of the Offshore QMS.
  • Lead and participate in quality audits and perform general quality supervision, both onshore and offshore.
  • Act on the findings of quality audits at site to ensure improvements are achieved and non-conformances are rectified.
  • Participate in audits in manufacturing facilities for failed components.

 

Compliance with consents and security standards

 

  • Ensure permitting and planning requirements are fully understood and carefully followed by Avangrid staff and contractors, including reporting transparently to authorities on any non-compliances 
  • Ensure monitoring and compliance with USCG Licence and consent obligations.
  • Engage with consenting bodies and external stakeholders on a regular basis to ensure compliance with consenting obligations.
  • Establish and manage site security requirements and engage with Corporate functions to ensure compliance with the group standards.
  • Establish and manage site fire risk assessment and mitigation requirements and engage with Corporate functions to ensure compliance with the group standards.
     

Skills and Requirements

  • A high degree of awareness of H&S management standards & practices, applicable legislation and best practice in H&S management, gained in a renewables or offshore setting
  • Expert  knowledge of Quality Management Systems, quality standards and other management systems (Environmental)
  • A demonstrable track record of success in managing HSQE in the offshore wind industry or industry with similar operational and safety risks.
  • Effectively manage relationships with enforcement authorities and maintain Avangrid’s exemplary record in this field
  • Experience of root-cause analysis techniques, incident investigations and a track record in tracking corrective actions to effective completion
  • Ability to operate and positively influence at all levels in the organisation including external      stakeholders
  • Able to summarise HSQE risks, with commercial context, to support decisions required by business units
  • Able to lead audit programs, HAZOPS, HAZIDS, Risk Assessments and accident / incident investigations
  • Well-developed process mapping skills
  • The ability to train, support and mentor colleagues, both within your own team and across the business
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills Self-motivated, with the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of USCG Licence and consent obligations

 

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Competencies

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


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