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Project Director

Company:  AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
Location: 

Portland, OR, 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

The Project Director will manage assigned projects with a project team consisting of both Avangrid Project team members and seconded staff with guidance from upper management, introducing good management practices in line with the guidelines of the PMBOK and Avangrid's internal procedures.


Project Directors are responsible for the assigned construction projects after the transition from the Development Project Managers, with the responsibility of managing all project activities until the completion of construction and transition to Operations.


The Project Director should monitor all aspects of the assigned projects with a view to critical paths, risks, mitigation plans and project recovery. The Project Director must evaluate and approve all contractual changes together with the Contract Managers and the Avangrid Senior management, prepare reports for senior management and to be a facilitator between the Project and the Senior Management.


In addition to managing assigned projects, the Project Director will support new project managers in a consulting role and point them in the right direction when needed. 
 
 

Responsibilities

  • Directs project engineers and construction site managers to ensure that project milestones are met safely, on schedule, and within budget.
  • Responsible for negotiation and management of engineering, procurement, and construction ("EPC") activities.
  • Responsible for owner's project management during project implementation phases on multiple wind and thermal energy projects.
  • Leads a team of professionals who provide management / technical expertise and project support through design, construction, commissioning and operations.
  • Provides periodic updates to company senior management group on project activities, progress and issues.
  • Develop a safety awareness culture, emphasized at the personal workplace, within project designs and throughout construction and operation.
  • Assists with technical due diligence in conjunction with other departments.
  • Responsible for effective forecasting of Company's capital budget spending on assigned projects.
  • Responsible for providing support to plant operations, including plant and process improvements, equipment acquisition, plant breakdown analysis, and recommending corrective actions.
  • Ensures process feedback mechanisms are implemented and utilized for identifying process efficiencies and improvements, including process and functional quality audits, and focusing on Company strategic initiatives.
  • Support onboarding and provide expert advice, as requested by new project managers.

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management or related study.
  • 10+ years of Project Management experience leading large EPC industrial projects.
  • Ability to travel 50%.
     

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP certificate.
  • Experience in Front End Loading (FEL or FEED) Gated processes.
  • Renewable industry experience.
  • A working knowledge of construction law, contracts, claims avoidance, insurance, and contract administration.
  • Effective negotiating and dispute resolution skills.
  • Proficiency using Primavera P6 and SAP.
  • Mentoring experience
  • Ability to have positive and effective work interactions
     

Additional Success Factors

  • Ability to foster and participate in a productive team environment by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Ability to analyze project risks and proactively identify solutions with a flexible, creative, and solution-focused outlook on problem solving.
  • Maintains effectiveness during procedural/organizational changes and when dealing with varying personality styles and tasks.
  • Effectively provides and receives information orally in individual and group situations. Written expression is clear, concise, and conveys the desired message.
  • Ability to navigate and succeed in a highly matrixed reporting structure, preferably at an international company.
     

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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


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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