Manager - Labor Relations (ASC 59875) Orange, CT in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 7/11/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 10.07.2018
REFERENCE: 5090769603

Company: AVANGRID Service Company (ASC)
Department: Labor Relations
Job Title: Manager - Labor Relations
Reports to: Director - Labor Relations
Location: Orange, CT
Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and Department


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

• Supervise labor and employee relations function within the Affiliate(s) assigned and manage its budget.
• Manage local labor relations and employee relations matters, including participate in and/ or chair meetings with
union leaders and/or employees
• Administer employee relations policy matters and labor relations contract matters, including addressing
grievances per the contract(s), handling various other labor relations or employee relations issues, and ensuring
proper documentation and communication for bargaining history and related purposes.
• Participate in development of employee relations and labor relations strategy within the Affiliate(s) assigned.
• Work with the AVANGRID Labor Relations director, responsible for managing the outcomes to the degree
possible of litigation, arbitration, and other employment or contract disputes.
• Oversee the administration and interpretation of both union and non-union contract and policy matters in
conjunction with Human Resources leadership.
• Conduct formal training on all related subjects.
• Function as an internal consultant on labor and employee relations and various other human resources matters.
• Extract and understand employment, wage, financial, and operational data from computer systems and other
sources, perform financial calculations and other data analysis.

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

• Manage local employee and labor relations functions and execute strategy
• Function as internal consultant
• Supervise employees and manage budget accordingly

• Administer policy and contracts
• Understand and use information to make objective, data driven business decisions


Education & Experience Required:

• BS/BA Degree (preferably a degree in Human Resources, Behavioral Science, or Business Administration, with at
least some course work in labor relations required. Additional formal training or certificate programs in contract
negotiations and contract administration preferred. MBA and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
• Five plus years of strong labor/employee relations background, with experience leading a labor and employee
relations function and overseeing staff and staff budget required.


• Working knowledge and experience with of employment and labor laws including the National Labor Relations
Act, wage and hour, anti-discrimination/harassment, and other laws governing the workplace.
• Proficient in oral and written communication, interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, analytical, ability to extract and
manage computer data and mutual gains and negotiation skills. Able to address grievances and to negotiate and
administer collective bargaining agreements and personnel policy.
• Skilled at finding creative solutions to issues and working with all levels of management and employees.
• Able to conduct and consult on formal investigations related to internal and external complaints.
• Ability to influence.
• Skilled in managing multiple priorities.
• Takes initiative and minimizes situations from escalating.

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.

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