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Senior Manager - Field Operations





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.




Senior Manager – Field Operations will report directly to the Director, Field Operations (R1-West) and will have overall accountability for the operations within an area of the region above. Scope includes leadership of approximately five direct reports (Plant Managers and/or Plant Supervisors) and an organization of 20-60 technical and administrative personnel. The role will be responsible for an operational budget of $5M-$10M spanning over 1GW in generation assets.  


•    Collaborate with the Regional Director to develop goals, objectives, policies, and priorities appropriate to a world-class renewable generation O&M division. 
•    Ensure that all facility operations and staff maintain a high level of health, safety and environmental awareness and performance.
•    Make regular plant visits and timey communicate and appropriately manage any site or staffing issues that may arise.
•    Develop and foster teamwork both within and outside the area of responsibility to meet operational and organizational goals and objectives. 
•    Responsible for employee professional development, growth and facilitation of long term succession planning within the area of responsibility.
•    Oversee operations and supporting staff utilized during new project and/or repower construction and the associated transition to commercial operations.
•    Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate performance of employees.
•    Develop, implement and manage business strategies to optimize site profitability, including but not limited to cost management and production improvements.
•    Incorporate continuous feedback from existing and new projects and benchmarking information where available to ensure that Avangrid Renewables maintains a competitive position in the market relative to O&M costs.
•    Ensures all relevant internal controls are followed and develops new controls as needed. 

Skills and Requirements

•    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Project Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
•    5+ years’ experience with plant operations, including performance monitoring, major maintenance, plant breakdown analysis, and OEM warranty administration. 
•    3+ years’ experience in electric generation project development or project management.  
•    Knowledge of safety laws, environmental laws, labor laws, contracts, claims avoidance, insurance, and permit compliance.  
•    Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including effective negotiating and   dispute resolution skills. 
•    Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of management, supervision and administration of industrial assets. 
•    Knowledge of budget preparation, implementation, and oversight. 
•    Proficiency using personal computer tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or other scheduling software. 
•    30-50% travel required.  Must live in the vicinity of the area of operation.
•    Renewable Plant or Regional generation manager experience.
•    Specific utility scale solar power generation experience.
•    ISO Quality, Safety and Environmental management system experience.
•    Advanced Degree in business, engineering or applicable technical field of study.
•    PMP certification  


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

Our Selection Process

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a 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.

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

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Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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