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Sr Project Manager Customer Service (NY)

Company:  ROCHESTER GAS & ELEC CORP
Location: 

Rochester, NY, US 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

 

 

Purpose

Serve as a Project Manager on strategic, critical, high-risk, regulatory, unique, or complex projects that relate to measuring customer satisfaction and improving the overall customer experience of gas and electric operating companies.  Assume lead role in communicating project status to key stakeholders including sponsors, business leaders, regulators, employees, and customers.  Matrix Manage project resources to avoid conflicts, minimize staffing levels and deliver projects on-time in within budget.  Develop and mentor colleagues regarding project/process management methodology. 

Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership on various programs and projects.  Management includes development of scope, creation of project team, management of project team (Matrix style) across business and coordination with IT areas.  Business Requirement Document creation, Functional Design Sign off, Solution Sign review, project design execution, Operational handover and close out.
  • Interfaces with different departments within Customer Services to review requirements and proposed functional design.  Coordinate inputs from departments outside of Customer Services, including regulation for requirement validation and outward facing communications.  
  • Leads cross-functional project teams.  Holds regular program/project status meetings.
  • Is the lead team member with respect to accomplishing day-to-day goals and provides direction and leads decision making.  Holds project team members accountable for results.
  • Provides linkage to management for decision making outside of day-to-day program/project team activities.
  • Manages Vendor relationships, system integrators, contractors, and contingent workers on a project by project basis.  Project team size for any single project can vary between 5-30 resources.   
  • Determine project management delivery style based on methodologies available, the project requirements and the Vendor requirements.  Required to adapt to new styles based on Vendor where applicable, train/coach vendor on AVANGRID process or manage working in an AGILE way where applicable.
  • Participates in preparation of plans and budgets for programs and projects.  Manages progress against plans and takes corrective action to offset variances.  Reports to management on progress status.
  • Responsible for meeting departmental objective for capital investment for projects.  Manages projects to approved scope, schedule, and budget.  Budget owner for own project portfolio, required to deliver to target and report status to the Customer Services and Systems Director on a monthly basis.
  • Develops Key project dashboards for review with Customer Service VP on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain and provide accurate project documentation to auditing upon request.

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

  • Degree in business or related field or relevant Job experience of 5+ years.
  • Graduate degree or post-graduate coursework in business or related area preferred.
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred (or must be attained within one year of entering position).

 

Skills/Abilities: 

  • Microsoft Suite advanced user.
  • Certification for Project/Program management (preferred).
  • Trained in Agile Methodology (preferred).
  • Certified ScrumMaster (Preferred).      
  • At least 3 years of experience of managing projects with IT system components.
  • Experience of Managing projects with ERP changes (SAP preferred).
  • Management skills including staff development and budget.

Competencies

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

Our Selection Process

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: Rochester

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