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Director - Control Systems & Automation (ASC 70266) Orange, CT, US in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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    Orange, CT
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Job Description

Publication date: 02.01.2019REFERENCE: 5107654001


Company: AVANGRID Service Company (ASC)Department: Operational Smart GridsJob Title: Director – Control Systems & AutomationReports to: Senior Director – Operations TechnologiesLocation: Orange, CT, USCross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and DepartmentUSA,



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

Directs all aspects of AVANGRID Networks Smart Grids Control Systems and Automation real time operatingplatforms supporting electric and gas operations for multiple utility operating companies in multiple operatingjurisdictions. System responsibilities include but are not limited to energy control, outage management, SCADA,advanced metering infrastructure and other Smart Grids technologies. Responsibility for a staff of 100+ internalresources, external contract management (60+) and budgetary in excess of $26+ million.

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

1. General Management: This position is a senior level management position responsible for multiple layers ofgeographically dispersed skilled technical staff. The candidate must have well developed management andleadership skills, be skilled in vendor negotiations, and have executive level presentation and communication skills.(P – 20%)

2. Strategy and System Architecture: The position is responsible for understanding corporate strategy and usingthat knowledge to establish the architectural direction for Smart Grids Control Systems and Automationtechnologies and operations. In this capacity, the position is responsible for identifying and assessing technologysolutions to meet high level operational needs and ensuring the solutions are implemented in a suitable, secure andsupportable manner.

(P – 20%)

Applications: The position is responsible for directing all aspects of electric and gas control center applicationsdevelopment, integration, maintenance, support and lifecycle management. Applications include but are not limitedto transmission management, distribution management, outage management, GIS, and other real time applicationsused to manage network operations. (P – 15%)

3. Platform Infrastructure: The position is responsible for directing all aspects of control center and advancedmetering technical platforms and related services from architectural planning through day to day support. Platformsinclude, but are not limited to server environments, storage, data bases, private and public networks, security,SCADA communications and other control center platforms. (P – 15%)

4. GIS: This position is responsible for directing all aspects of the electric and gas Geographic Information System(GIS) data, software, and processes. Responsible for ensuring accurate and timely GIS data updates as defined byinternal and external operating procedures and regulatory agencies. Provides leadership and direction toOperations, Engineering, and Information Technology by improving productivity and reducing expenses through theimplementation of GIS technology/applications. Provides leadership and direction for the conversion of additionalcompany data (Transmission, Substation, Gas, etc.) from various systems and sources into a GIS format meetingthe operational needs of the company. (P – 15%)

5. Operational Processes & Compliance: Responsible for ensuring robust enterprise operational governanceprocesses across technology domains. ensuring full attainment of system performance, availability recoverability,and compliance requirements. Compliance requirements include but not limited to NERC CIP, FCC, otherapplicable State and Federal requirements and corporate cyber and physical security policies. (P – 15%)



Education & Experience Required:

• Bachelor’s degree required. Masters in technical field and/or MBA preferred.
• Seven to ten years of broad based experience in technology management and/or other related areas.
• Prior management/supervisory/leadership experience.
• Working knowledge of the regulatory environment for utility companies including NERC CIP.


• Strong Advanced leadership and communication skills
• Highly developed ability to resolve complex problems and negotiate successful outcomes
• Ability to build effective relationships with key stakeholders
• Strong understanding of related technologies
• Strong understanding gas and electric network operations

This opportunity will offer

AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualifiedindividuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discriminationagainst 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 toemploy 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 locallaw. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard torace, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status,veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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