Chief Compliance Officer - Networks (ASC 68081) Orange, CT in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 29.10.2018
REFERENCE: 5104312202

Company: AVANGRID Service Company (ASC)
Department: Corporate Compliance
Job Title: Chief Compliance Officer - Networks
Reports to: Chief Compliance Officer; AVANGRID, Inc.
Location: Orange, CT
Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and Department


Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:

This is a unique opportunity to work in the corporate compliance and ethics field as part of a publicly-traded
diversified energy company. AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE:AGR) operates regulated electric and natural gas utilities and
renewable energy generation in 27 states through two lines of business, with combined assets of more than $31
billion. Avangrid Networks, Inc. is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, and the holding company for eight regulated electric
and natural gas utility companies located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New York.

This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day corporate compliance and ethics program for the Avangrid
Networks companies. This role will involve development and administration of various compliance program
initiatives, including trainings, internal investigations, helpline management, policies and procedures,
communications, and promotion of a corporate culture of ethics and compliance based on the Avangrid Code of
Business Conduct and Ethics. This position will have the opportunity to work across the organization, interacting
with employees at all levels.

This position reports to the AVANGRID Chief Compliance Officer. There are no direct reports to this position.

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

1. Oversight and administration of Corporate Compliance and Ethics program for Avangrid Networks and
development of new initiatives and best practices (e.g., ethics trainings, corporate compliance helpline, legal and
regulatory compliance risk assessments, background checks, etc.).
2. Develop and deliver online and in-person trainings and communications to employees on corporate ethics and

key areas of regulatory compliance.
3. Ongoing risk assessments in key areas of compliance (e.g., conflicts of interest, anti-corruption, fraud), utilizing
electronic methods and in-person meetings with management and senior leadership.
4. Provide ethics and compliance guidance to employees at all levels of the organization, utilizing the Code of
Business Conduct and Ethics, regulatory guidance, and accepted industry and corporate practices.
5. Coordination of internal investigations and compliance matters, utilizing key areas of expertise such as Human
Resources, Internal Audit, Legal, etc.
6. Development of compliance and ethics related policies and procedures (e.g., gifts, outside activities, retaliation,
7. Development and administration of communications and ethics culture efforts to ensure that senior leadership
and employees understand their regulatory and ethics obligations.
8. Maintaining knowledge and awareness of industry best practices to identify trends and ensure that the
compliance program meets and exceeds business requirements and standards under the U.S. Federal Sentencing
9. Ongoing reporting to the AVANGRID Chief Compliance Officer and other members of senior leadership to review
program activities and ensure improvement in recommend areas.
10. Additional responsibilities as assigned.


Education & Experience Required:

• Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree in Business Administration, Juris Doctor, or compliance-related
post-graduate degrees desirable.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in legal, auditing, risk management, or other compliance-related fields.
• Professional certification in compliance-related field, or willingness to obtain and maintain such certification,
• Experience in risk management, internal investigation, and training.
• Experience in utility or energy-related industry preferred.


• Detailed knowledge of U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Corporations and similar global compliance
program standards.
• Strong understanding of compliance, ethics, and governance best practices.
• Strong communication skills required, with emphasis on high quality written communications, reports, and
• Proficiency in Spanish desirable.
• Ability to work and achieve results independently.
• Ability to handle sensitive, confidential, and privileged information.
• Excellent decision making and analytical ability.
• Strong interpersonal, teamwork, project management, and leadership skills required, demonstrating ability to

resolve conflict, foster partnerships and develop trust with a diverse group of professionals.
• Limited travel required.

This opportunity will offer
AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of
41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified
individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination
against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to
employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local
law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status,
veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.