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Supervisor - Corrosion Department

Company:  THE SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
Location: 

Orange, CT, 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

 

 

Purpose

Supervises and directs a staff of Analysts and Bargaining Unit employees.   Responsible for regulatory compliance of the mandated corrosion control program.  Prepares and communicates corrosion program status and performance reports and maintains records for corrosion inspection, monitoring and identification of remedial activities in the group. Maintains mandated cathodic protection system data including pipe/soil voltage readings, rectifier and interference bond operational readings, databases, and other assigned group monitoring activities.  Identifies employee development and training opportunities within the group. Responsible for proper application and availability of all necessary tools and equipment needed to perform corrosion control functions in the group.  Develops and maintains annual inspection and monitoring schedules in accordance with all regulatory requirements.  May recommend remedial actions to restore cathodic protection systems to mandated performance criteria. Responsible for all electronic corrosion data inspection processes and inspection databases.  Supports Gas Field Operations and other departments in pipe jeeping, sparking condition investigations and capital project completion.  Applies company, industry, local, state, national codes, and standards, and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements.  Interacts with customers, developers, municipalities, agencies and others.  Manages technical support contractors and consultants.  Reviews, maintains and utilizes SAP equipment data and SAP processes supporting the corporate use of contractor/consultant resources.

Employee is assigned to a primary Corporate location with travel to other operating divisions or Avangrid locations as needed.  Occasional work outside of the service territory for industry or government meetings or training may occur.

Responsibilities

1.  Supervise and manage employees and contractors performing corrosion control work activities to meet Federal and State mandated requirements.

2.  Responsible to develop policies/procedures and schedule work to safely meet or exceed departmental and corporate goals and objectives.

3.  Oversee department’s initiatives, the preparation of budgets and the tracking, cost control, and reporting of actual O&M and capital expenditures using SAP and other reporting methods.

4.  Responsible for employee goals and objectives and ensuring alignment with department and corporate goals.  Performs individual performance evaluations, recommends candidates for hire and salary adjustments, provides coaching and counseling toward performance improvement and guides development of staff in group. Manages the application of the union labor agreement.

5.  Responsible for the preparation and communication of reports to document performance in meeting department, corporate, and regulatory code and goal requirements.

6.  Represent the company on various teams or committees with Avangrid, State, regional or national issues. Act as liaison for the Company with customers and with state and municipal agencies to coordinate efforts.

7.  Interfaces with and supports Gas Planning, Engineering and Delivery and Gas Field Operations. Provides resources and technical expertise to support the design, operation, maintenance and inspection of distribution and transmission systems.
 

Competencies

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

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:
•  Associate’s Degree in a Technical field of study with a minimum of 7 years of technical experience in gas systems or related experience.

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• Bachelor’s degree or higher with minimum of 4 four years of technical experience in gas systems or Master’s degree in a Technical field of study with a minimum of 2 years related experience is also acceptable.

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• 7+ years with front line Corrosion Technician field experience, with strong natural gas system institutional knowledge. Current NACE CP-1 or greater certification.

Skills/Abilities:
•  Technical skills in the field of corrosion operations and knowledge of gas distribution.
•  Good oral and written skills.
•  Teamwork orientated.
•  Technical problem-solving abilities.
•  Ability to manage complex databases.

Our Selection Process

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam, background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

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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